Under Customary Norms of Behavior, losing as he did last Night, one would expect Newt Gingrich to drop out of the race. He is a loser and a person of low moral character who can no longer con his way to success. People who worked with Newt in 1990s, hate him. As a matter of fact, if Newt were to win the nomination, and the electorate was limited only to GOP congressmen from the 1990s, there is still a good chance that Obama would still beat him. The guy is damaged beyond repair and his former colleagues know this best.
With all this being said, Customarily such a fella' would drop out of the race and go off and live on a farm for the good of the party. But this ain't an ordinary year and it ain't all that clear that Newt dropping out would be good for the party or the presumed nominee, Willard Milton Romney. This why I think Newt will stay in the race. He'll get some more ego time and he can start cashing in by running cover for Romney.
All he has to do is to reach out to the Party Fats Cats and tell them that they have a really nice party and it would be a real shame if anything happened to it……..like, say, Newt Gringrch dropping out of the race and endorsing Santorum. It would be a real shame if that were to happen. Fortunately, there is a new product you can buy to help prevent an endorsement of Santo - Protection Money Gingrich Insurance.
Yeah, man, this is what is gonna happen. Newt is gonna start cashing in. It could go like this.
NG: Hey Rove! You Fat Bastard. Get over here. How about a $5 Million Dollar Donation to the Newt Super Ego Super PAC. I am starting to feel Santorum's vibe. You wouldn't want that to happen, now would you? I'd much rather kick it at Tiffany's.
KR: Yes sir, Mr. Speaker. I'll see what I can do pronto, sir.
NG: And while you are at it, I need in on the Wingnut Welfare. Get me a couple of six figure a year fellow spot at a couple of think tanks. Those Operations could do alright with the benefit of my grandiose intellect.
KR: Yes Sir.
NG: (cutting him off) Are you still here? Frankly I am shocked and amazed at your competence. Get me Willard on the phone. I need to discuss business with that weasely son of a bitch.
That is my guess how the next couple of weeks are gonna unfold. If I know Newt, I bet he is gonna cash in.