Newt Gingrich, ready to rip Romney, concedes he can’t win Iowa

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Newt Gingrich admitted it’s not likely he’ll win the Iowa caucuses tomorrow, NBC News reports.

Said Gingrich: “I don’t think I’m going to win. If you look at the numbers, that volume of negativity has done enough damage.” But he quickly added: “Whatever I do tomorrow night will be a victory because I’m still standing.”

But after Iowa…

New York magazine reports that “Gingrich, who trails Romney badly in the Granite State, plans to use the week between the caucuses here and the primary there to rip Romney a new one; and in doing so, weaken him in South Carolina, where Gingrich (for the moment) is polling strongly and is at the head of the pack. Now flush with a decent fundraising haul in the last quarter of 2011 — around $9 million, he claims — Gingrich apparently intends to take to the airwaves to make his case, in addition to hammering Romney as a dreaded (and self-described, albeit long ago) moderate in the two debates scheduled for this weekend in New Hampshire.”

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