Newt Gingrich is refusing to swallow his own medicine.

The former Speaker of the House (R-Ga.) rejects calls from Republicans to drop out of the presidential race, but he has a long history of telling other GOP White House hopefuls to do so.

Gingrich had often argued the exact case his doubters are citing against him now: that a prolonged intraparty squabble is self-serving and threatens to hurt Republicans in the general election.

During the 1996 presidential primary, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) — who resigned his Senate seat during the primary to focus on the race — earned Gingrich’s endorsement, and a fiery insistence that opponents clear the field.

He declared ex-Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander — now a senator — “finished” in his presidential bid after a loss in the South Carolina primary, mocking Alexander’s low poll numbers and inability to appeal to voters outside the Deep South.

GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS

IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Uncategorized
Previous post

Obama Falsely Accuses Fox News Of Calling Him A Muslim

Next post

Insider-trading bill grinds to halt