Gingrich to quit presidential race Wednesday
April 29th, 2012
03:11 AM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich to quit presidential race Wednesday

Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will end his presidential bid on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., a source close to the former House speaker told CNN.

Previous reports said Gingrich would likely quit the race on Tuesday.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Swingrich

    Gingrich will be free to concentrate full-time on committing more adultery; good for him.

    April 29, 2012 04:42 am at 4:42 am |
  2. PHinMiami

    Poor delusional Newt, thinking Wednesday will give everyone a chance to reconsider. Sorry Newt, no King of the Moon for you.

    . . . and Calista, she'll just remain a 'Home Wrecker'.

    April 29, 2012 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
  3. Duh

    The news here is, "This unethical character's campaign was over from day one and he's only just realizing it." Imagine if he was running our nation? Sort of like riding on a bus with a sleeping bus driver.

    April 29, 2012 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
  4. Adel Kanaan

    Goos riddance. I hope he does not show up anymore on the political scene.

    April 29, 2012 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
  5. Leif

    I thought he had already quit. The width of his head is surpassed only by that of his ego.

    April 29, 2012 04:52 am at 4:52 am |
  6. Donaldbain

    This is rich, someone should explain to Newt that his candidacy ended months ago and no one cares who he endorses or supports. The mind bending hypocrisy of supporting the person you were just fighting tooth and nail for the nomination and slinging crap at is typical of today's politicians. I guess we can all call you and Rick "flip-floppers" now that you are doing it too.

    April 29, 2012 04:58 am at 4:58 am |
  7. cab7g

    Reblogged this on City On A Hill D.C. and commented:
    It was a good fight... but I guess it is time...

    April 29, 2012 05:09 am at 5:09 am |
  8. rad4d

    I think he should wait until Thursday

    April 29, 2012 05:12 am at 5:12 am |
  9. Steven Brooks

    Newt, buddy! Welcome to three months ago!

    April 29, 2012 05:15 am at 5:15 am |
  10. Dave

    Awesome, so that leaves Ron Paul, who is winning delegates like crazy in the last week.
    Odd, that tremendous success is not mentioned here.

    April 29, 2012 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  11. bluemax77

    Was there ever any doubt...?

    April 29, 2012 05:20 am at 5:20 am |
  12. grizzly

    Finally! What took him so long to realize that he just does not have what it takes. Mosly honesty. He cheats the Government on consulting contracts ( Fannie Mae) and he is just not an honest trustworthy person. Glad he stoped waisting Taxpayers money and time.

    April 29, 2012 05:23 am at 5:23 am |
  13. Anonymous

    so sad

    April 29, 2012 05:26 am at 5:26 am |
  14. lololol

    sweet. no one cares.

    April 29, 2012 05:27 am at 5:27 am |
  15. Dave

    So that leaves Ron Paul and also Romney as well.

    April 29, 2012 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  16. Sydnium S. Washington

    Ron Paul, do the same.
    Newt, I'm proud of you.
    Two men in the race like everybody says.

    April 29, 2012 05:38 am at 5:38 am |
  17. dubya

    Crickets chirping

    April 29, 2012 05:53 am at 5:53 am |
  18. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    So soon? Maybe after Mittens gets shellacked this year, Newt will try again in 2016. By then, people may be ready for a conservative to take us back to bigger tax breaks for big oil, big business, big banks, Wall Street, and billionaires; and voters will want to go back to a Bush republican near depression.

    April 29, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
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