Newt Drops Out, Will Endorse Romney When He Damn Well Pleases

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
May 2 2012 4:32 PM

Newt Drops Out, Will Endorse Romney When He Damn Well Pleases

I'll have a longer, more profound take on Newt Gingrich's campaign close-out in a bit. But first, to clear up any misconceptions: Gingrich's faint praise of Mitt Romney today was not an official endorsement. Reporters asked.

"Was that an endorsement?" shouted New York Times reporter Michael Shear as Hammond tried to leave.

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"Of what?" said Hammond.

More shouts, and then Hammond again: "It's coming. Talk to the campaign. You guys got 617 numbers you can call?" (This was a reference to the Boston area, where Romney's team put together its plan to defeat everybody else.) "Stay tuned."

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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