On Thursday, somebody in Newt’s campaign said that Mississippi and Alabama were “must win” states for Newt, which prompted a whole bunch of speculation that Newt would drop out if (when) he loses them. The only surprise to me is that it took a whole day for Gingrich to contradict (and probably fire) the aide who said that.
Newt staying in to split the conservative vote with Santorum, and the campaign dragging on until June, is nothing but good news for Democrats. Romney is going to grind out a delegate win while suffering a few more defeats in bright red states. Only a series of unfortunate and unlikely events and some anti-establishment action by the guardians of the status quo, the superdelegates, could make Santorum the nominee, and that’s not going to happen.
We should all pitch in and buy something nice for Callista at Tiffany’s as a thank-you present–what do you recommend?