Newt Gingrich made clear to reporters at a press conference in Florida this morning that he plans to press ahead even if he loses Florida on Tuesday, as polls are suggesting is likely at the moment.
“I will go all the way to the convention. I expect to win the nomination,' Gingrich said, via POLITICO's Ginger Gibson. "You just had two national polls that show me ahead. Why don’t you ask Gov. Romney what he will do if he loses since he is behind in both national polls.”
Asked how he planned to do that, Gingrich said, "State by state."
His comments come as Gingrich enters familiar territory, at least prior to his whopping South Carolina victory - surge and then, when momentum shifts, face questions about dropping out.
The questions have clearly offended Gingrich and his supporters, who feel the crush of blowback against the former House Speaker is unfair.
It's not clear how he will afford a campaign unless he suddenly is able to raise bigger sums of money. But if Sheldon Adelson continues to help an old friend through the super PAC supporting him, it may be less of a question.