Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a foolproof plan to win the GOP nomination: He wants everybody else to just quit. On Sunday, NBC host David Gregory asked the candidate if he would like to see former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
March 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a foolproof plan to win the GOP nomination: He wants everybody else to just quit.

On Sunday, NBC host David Gregory asked the candidate if he would like to see former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drop out if he loses upcoming primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.

"I'd like everybody to get out," Santorum admitted. "That'd be great if they could just clear the field."

"Congressman Gingrich can stay in, the Speaker can stay in as long as he wants, but I think the better opportunity to make sure we nominate a conservative is to give us an opportunity to go head to head with Gov. [Mitt] Romney at some point. Hopefully that will occur sooner rather than later."

Gingrich on Sunday implied that Romney should be the one dropping out of the race.

"The fact is that Romney is probably the weakest Republican frontrunner since Leonard Wood in 1920," the Georgia Republican told Fox News host Chris Wallace.

(H/T: National Journal)

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