Newt Gingrich To Bow Out Of Running For Republican Presidential Candidate
By EJ Spencer
Newt 2012. Photo by Elizabeth Mueller.
On Tuesday May 1, 2012 Newt Gingrich will officially suspend his year-long presidential campaign after his five-state shutout in this week’s primaries.
When asked about Newt’s bow out, Dominican High School junior, Henry Moroder said “Gingrich was way behind in the presidential race and would be facing an uphill battle”.
Moroder was correct in his statement as Gingrich hoped to make some headway in the April 24 primaries. However, Mitt Romney swept all five primaries. Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island all decided upon Romney.
With Gingrich out, the republican candidacy is between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul with Romney in a tremendous lead over Paul. 1,144 delegates are needed to win the GOP presidential nomination there are 2,286 delegates still up for grabs so it still is possible for Paul to catch up, however, Dominican students seem to think otherwise.
“The likelihood of Paul catching up is very slim” said Junior Jacob Young. “He is far too behind to make a comeback”. Sophomore Tyler Hetchler agreed by saying “Paul is like 100+ delegates behind Romney. He won’t be able to catch up”.
Both Young and Hetchler are correct in saying Paul has a long way to go. Romney has roughly 767 more delegates than Paul does. It has been rumored that with Gingrich’s bow out that he will endorse Romney but is not for certain. The specifics on Gingrich’s reasons for dropping out and political endorsement will most likely be revealed when he gives his official speech in the Washington D.C. area, where he has lived since leaving office.