Friday, April 6, 2012

Gingrich: I'm doing this for the donors

Newt Gingrich, talking to the Raleigh News & Observer yesterday, about why he's still running for president.

Gingrich said his donors, including those he met Wednesday in Wilmington, “asked me to stay in the race.

.... They very much do not want me to drop out,” Gingrich said. “They think if Romney wins it, that is one thing. But there is no reason to concede to him.”

This isn't the first time Gingrich has framed his decision to continue running as that of a reluctant general.

Two weeks ago, he told Fox News:

"We have 176,000 donors. People walk up to me every single day and beg me to stay in the race.

Every single event we go to, people thank me for having the courage to stay in the race."