Despite consistently ranking somewhere below “Have No Opinion” among likely GOP voters in the last 300 or so presidential polls, loser rotted marshmallow Newt Gingrich has refused to drop out of the race. He’s persistently delusional if nothing else. But this poses an existential dilemma for his imaginary supporters: if polls do not think Newt Gingrich is a real human, is he actually just as imaginary as they and his Twitter followers are? “I have people tell me on a regular basis, ‘Gee, are you still running?’” Newt said to no one in particular. Gee, Newt, that is a good question. Can a nonexistent person run for president?
TalkingPointsMemo managed to fish this information out of the void:
Gingrich blamed the press for his predicament, his favorite target in the last two debates as well.
“The elite media decided in June, July that I was too conservative, too aggressive, and decided I was out of the race,” he said, calling the coverage “self-fulfilling.”
Those are absolutely none of the reasons that Newt Gingrich is boring to the media, but we’ll probably agree with him on “self-fulfilling” campaign apocalypse whether or not the media was involved. [TPM]