Gingrich readies for next phase

By Daniel Malloy The Atlanta Journal-Constitution WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich will end his…

Georgia (Apr 30, 2012) — By Daniel Malloy


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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich will end his presidential run Tuesday with millions in campaign debt, a crumbling business empire and a reputation bruised by a discordant campaign that continued long after his chances of victory evaporated. 

And he will be just fine, according to people who have followed the former Georgia congressman’s lengthy career of ups and downs. 

If Romney wins and Gingrich is seen as an asset, it could go a long way toward rehabilitating his reputation, said Kennesaw State University political science professor Kerwin Swint.

“He could fade as a figure unless he’s able to maintain his presence in the campaign, either on CNN or Romney campaign appearances,” Swint said. “I think he’s got a lot riding on the next several months.” 


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