LANCASTER, Penn. – Campaigning in Pennsylvania with one-week left before the state’s primary, Newt Gingrich acknowledged he has no “Plan B” and downplayed one of his top surrogate’s call for him to exit the presidential race.
Asked if he is thinking about what he will do if he does not get the nomination – what his “Plan B” would be – Gingrich brushed it off.
"I don't worry about that right now. I'm focused on the nomination,” Gingrich said following remarks at the Lancaster County GOP Dinner here. “I'm quite happy with Plan A, frankly."
Gingrich, who has been focusing much of the last month campaigning in Delaware (the primary is on Tuesday) and North Carolina (the primary on May 8), has spent little time in Pennsylvania. Gingrich would not say Delaware was a must win on April 24.
“It would be good to win there. I am for it. But I am also cheerful about continuing onward,” he said, noting he hoped to pick up delegates that day.
Gingrich plans to move ahead with his campaign despite increasing calls for him to drop out of the race – including from onetime supporter, Herman Cain.
Cain, the onetime presidential candidate who endorsed Gingrich in late January, took to the airwaves Monday morning on a radio show and referenced Romney as the presumptive GOP nominee.
"To Newt Gingrich I would say, 'Speaker Gingrich, with all due respect, let's get on with this, OK?'" Cain said in an interview on WMAL's Mornings “On The Mall.” "I even endorsed Newt Gingrich at one point because I thought he had a shot. Well, not now. He doesn't have a shot."
This switch by Cain does not phase Gingrich.
“That is Herman’s prerogative,” Gingrich said at The Dauphin County GOP Reception in Harrisburg, PA Tuesday afternoon. “I think anybody who pays attention to the national news media is going to repeat what the national news media is saying.”
Gingrich will hold two public events in Pennsylvanian Wednesday – including teaching a global politics class at Millersville University – before heading back to Delaware, where he will have two additional events.