On Fox News Monday night, Newt Gingrich pushed back against the idea he was, effectively, conceding the race to Mitt Romney.
"What you just played was exactly right -- most likely; not certain; if he [Romney] gets there. That got somehow translated almost instantly into something I didn't say."
.... I am in here --- I'm thinking of getting it tattooed up here [points to forehead] 'all the way to Tampa'."
Tampa, of course, is where the GOP convention will take place this year.
The exchange with Hannity was prompted by Newt's comments over the weekend that Romney would "far and away most likely" be the nominee, which led many to think that it was a concession of some sort.
Newt's exact words on Sunday.
"I think you have to be realistic, given the size of his organization, given the number of primaries he's won. He is far and away, the most likely Republican nominee. And if he does get to 1,144 delegates, I'll support him."
While Newt's right about the technicalities, he was clearly more forceful about Romney's inevitability on Sunday than last night.
Here's vid of Gingrich, pining for the tattoo.