Gingrich: 'About at Parity' or Bust

02/05/2012 02:46 pm ET | Updated Apr 06, 2012

Newt's Fantasy Campaign software needs an upgrade if he is to go on. But after badly losing the Nevada caucuses reality seemed to creep into his thinking, suggesting that even he knows his quest has become largely theoretical.

During a rambling late-night press conference Gingrich chose less-than-certain words to describe his strategy going forward, saying that his goal is "to seek to find a series of victories which by the end of the Texas primary will leave us about at parity with Gov. Romney, and from that point forward to see if we can't actually win the nomination."

Hardly confident words -- more like the description of a hapless lab experiment aimed at disproving the laws of physics.

Gingrich seems to think an army of grass-roots Republicans are waiting for him in primaries to come: "The vast majority of Republicans across the country are going to want an alternative to a Massachusetts moderate."

That might be true, but there's no proof those voters are waiting to vote for Gingrich -- except in his fantasy world.

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