Gingrich ends campaign

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000779" title="Newt Gingrich" href="/topic/arts-culture/newt-gingrich-PEHST000779.topic">Newt Gingrich</a> finally ended his Republican presidential candidacy, unbowed and with a backhanded endorsement of the party's presumptive nominee. "This is a choice between <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007376" title="Mitt Romney" href="/topic/politics/government/mitt-romney-PEPLT007376.topic">Mitt Romney</a> and the most radical, leftist president in American history," he said. In classic Gingrich fashion, he began his farewell remarks by tracing his career in public life back to high school in the late 1950s. He also reprised many of the themes of his campaign and promised that, along with his wife, he would pursue them in the years ahead. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gingrich-20120503,0,112763.story"><span class="center_label">Story</span></a>

( Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press / May 2, 2012 )

Newt Gingrich finally ended his Republican presidential candidacy, unbowed and with a backhanded endorsement of the party's presumptive nominee. "This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history," he said. In classic Gingrich fashion, he began his farewell remarks by tracing his career in public life back to high school in the late 1950s. He also reprised many of the themes of his campaign and promised that, along with his wife, he would pursue them in the years ahead. Story

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