Adios, Newt? CNN Says Candidate to Drop Out

Here's the breaking news lede from CNN, which projects that next Tuesday--the day Occupy has called for a general strike-- wil be Newt Gingrich's last one on the campaign trail:

Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and formally express his support for Mitt Romney next week, two sources close to Gingrich tell CNN.

While details are still being worked out, Gingrich is likely to hold his final campaign event Tuesday in Washington, DC where he will make the announcement surrounded by his family and supporters.

It is not surprising that Gingrich is suspending his campaign for the White House as he has all but acknowledged it is winding down and Romney is the presumptive GOP nominee.

Gingrich has said some of the most bizzarre and the vilest things of this wacked-out campaign season, from his dreams of a moon colony to his dog-whistle "food stamp president" line.

The question I'm wondering is, since Romney was the presumptive nominee weeks ago and Gingrich hasn't had much of a chance for months, will the mainstream media still ignore Occupy's big day of action to fawn over his final press conference as a candidate?

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at April 25, 2012, 5:36am

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