The Corner

Come and Go As You Please

A number of outlets have taken today’s editorial on the race to be a call for Gingrich to leave and endorse Santorum. This seems like a clear misreading. All the editorial did in this regard was tweak the former Speaker by noting that on his own stated arguments over the last month, that’s what he should do now that Santorum has overtaken him. NR hasn’t called on anyone to leave the race–not Gingrich, not Herman Cain, not Gary Johnson. (Is he still in the race?) And given the views NR has editorially expressed about Gingrich’s candidacy, it would be pointless to offer him any advice at all.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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