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Welcome to the “Real World”, Newt: Gingrich to drop out next week

by Hauwa Gambo

Well, after his trouncing in Delware yesterday, as well as four states including his brithplace of Pennsylvania, it appeared American Republican voters sent their message loudly and clearly enough. So, Newt Gingrich – former speaker of the United States House of Representatives and presidential candidate – will be dropping out next week, Fox News reports.

“It’s pretty clear governor Romney is going to be the nominee. I think you have to at some point be honest with what’s happening in the real world, as opposed to what you’d like to have happen,” he said publicly after the primaries, though he added that he’s going to continue his campaign in North Carolina–“as a citizen.”

According to Fox News however, senior aides have confirmed Gingrich will officially drop out next Tuesday, even though he has said nothing. This will be an about-turn for a candidate that had sworn to take his campaign all the way to the Republican convention.

“I think you have to at some point be honest with what’s happening in the real world, as opposed to what you’d like to have happened,” Gingrich said. “Governor Romney had a very good day yesterday. He got 67 [percent] in one state, and he got 63 in other, 62 in another. Now you have to give him some credit. I mean this guy’s worked six years, put together a big machine, and has put together a serious campaign.

“I think obviously that I would be a better candidate, but the objective fact is the voters didn’t think that,” Gingrich said. “And I also think it’s very, very important that we be unified.”

Now, on to the matter of his over $4million campaign debt…

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