The End of the Road

There's no one quite like Newt Gingrich. But it's time for him to get out of the GOP race

David Goldman / AP

The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Newt Gingrich is the master of the nonvictory victory speech. He won on Super Tuesday even though he went 1 for 10. He won in Alabama and Mississippi even though he finished second in both states. All also-rans should take inspiration from him. He is the best advertisement for third place--where he sits, behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum--since Avis launched its "We try harder" campaign.

Gingrich is vowing to go on, which he does all the time, since he's usually losing. He can certainly keep running for President if he wants to. It's a free country, and folks do odd...

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