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Gingrich: Yes, I'd Endorse Romney

Even though he's 'pro-abortion, pro-gun control, and pro-tax increases'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 1:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich might spend most of his time bashing Mitt Romney, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't endorse the man if it came to that. "I think re-electing Obama is a disaster and I’ll certainly endorse the Republican nominee," Gingrich said today on Good Morning America. "But I think that Mitt Romney will have a very, very hard time differentiating himself [from Obama]."

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Gingrich, plunging in the polls a day ahead of the Florida primary, added, "We nominated a moderate in 1996, he got beaten badly. We nominated a moderate in 2008, he got beaten badly. I know that the establishment would love to nominate Romney and they want to make him electable so they can beat [Obama] in the fall. But I think the record of ’96 and 2008 is you better have a conservative who can draw a really wide gap." Gingrich made similar comments earlier this month. (Read more Newt Gingrich stories.)

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