Newt Gingrich on CNN's "State of the Union:
"I’m taking Rick Santorum’s advice. He stayed in, he was running fourth in every single primary, suddenly he very cleverly went to three states nobody else went to, and he became the media darling and bounced back.
We have had a steady closing in the Gallup poll between Santorum and me every single week now in the last two weeks. I’m very confident that in the largest state on Tuesday, Georgia, which has more delegates than any other state, we’re going to win a very, very, decisive victory and do pretty well in Tennessee and Oklahoma and Ohio and a number of other states...
I have, basically, a big-solution campaign: proposals like a personal Social Security saving account for younger Americans. And I think Santorum gets out of the industrial states and gets into states where having voted against right to work, having voted for Davis Bacon on behalf of unions to cause billions of dollars of extra payments by the government, having voted for every single minimum wage that unions ask for, I think he has a much harder time when we go outside of states like Michigan.
This is going to be a long nominating process."
The truth of the matter is that we still haven’t seen a race where Romney goes up against either Gingrich or Santorum one-on-one. As much as Michigan and Ohio will pit Romney vs. Santorum, Gingrich is still puling votes away from Santorum (and some from Romney. too).
But what would this race be like with Romney, Ron Paul, and either Santorum/Gingrich? Hmmm…