Newt Gingrich is making his first public appearance in support of Mitt Romney for president this weekend.
WASHINGTON – Newt Gingrich makes his first major appearance since leaving the presidential race this weekend and will try to boost Mitt Romney to a group that preferred Gingrich as the party’s nominee: Georgia Republicans. [...]
The embrace of Romney puts Gingrich in an awkward spot, said University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock. If he were to start gushing about his former primary foe, it would look insincere.
“I expect Gingrich is also concerned about his own credibility,” Bullock said. “There’s only so much you can recant.”
Indeed, there’s only so much you can recant.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane. This is a video ad from the Newt Gingrich super PAC, not OFA.
Gingrich is now downplaying the effectiveness of hitting Mitt Romney for his time at Bain, and while it didn’t work out very well for Newt, I don’t believe that will be the case in the general election.
Newt Gingrich was handicapped by the fact that he’s Newt Gingrich. The president doesn’t suffer from that affliction.