• Newt Gingrich Forgives Mitt Romney for Beating Him

    They really don't make them classier than this

    Newt Gingrich said he no longer holds a grudge against Mitt Romney, his one-time competitor for the Republican nomination for president.

    "Mitt Romney did what he had to do to become the nominee," Gingrich said. "He’s worked at this six years… When he got to the crunch, he was tough enough and smart enough to beat me in Florida," he told Chris Matthews on Hardball Thursday night.

    Tough enough and smart enough to beat Gingrich in Florida.

    And Virginia. And West Virginia.

    And Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

    Plus American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Isles, if you want to be a completist.

    But, if not for them, it would have come right down to the wire. So, you can see why Gingrich might be tempted to hold a grudge. But he's too good for that. And who knows, maybe a gracious guy like Gingrich would look good with a Secretary of State sash around his chest? Who knows? I'm just sayin'.

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    Tags: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans


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