Well, you know how that goes:
Newt Gingrich hinted this week that his presidential campaign could come to an end soon, but regardless of what happens in Tuesday’s five-state primary, Gingrich will not use his election-night speech to drop out of the race, a spokesman for his campaign told Yahoo News.
No this is his last shot at talking about his “fiscal conservative” credentials, that only he can stop government waste (hence Barack Obama = “Food Stamp President”). Behold his valiant battle:
His think tank went bankrupt. His campaign is $4.3 million in debt. He doesn’t hold a prayer of beating Mitt Romney, something he has all but conceded. And yet since March 6th, the Secret Service has honored his request for protection at a cost to taxpayers of roughly $40,000 a day (or, to translate that into a metric Newt might favor, enough to supply 13,333 people a day with food stamps).
As noted here, there are guidelines to qualify for Secret Service protection — but not really any for ending it, as long as you are technically still in the race.
Newt is going to stay on his last gravy train as long as he can.