Romney: Newt Never Calls to Concede

'I guess Speaker Gingrich doesn't have our phone number'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2012 12:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Traditionally, etiquette dictates that losing politicians call their rivals and congratulate them after an election—but apparently no one ever told Newt Gingrich that. Gingrich didn't call Mitt Romney after last night's Florida primary, or indeed after any of the contests so far, Romney said today, in interviews spotted by Politico. "Newt didn’t call after Iowa or New Hampshire. I called him after South Carolina, his win there, but he didn’t call again last night," Romney said on the Today Show. "The other candidates all called."

"I don't know. I guess Speaker Gingrich doesn't have our phone number," Romney concluded, laughing. The topic came up again on Fox and Friends. "By the way," Romney added, "Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and I talk after each campaign, congratulate one another on the campaigns the others have run, but Speaker Gingrich I guess doesn’t participate in that tradition." (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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