For­mer House Speaker Newt Gin­grich is throw­ing in the towel, accord­ing to inside sources. The only sur­prise for most of us is that it took so long for him to see the writ­ing on the wall.

Per­son­ally, I sus­pect he thought he had a chance to return as the only remain­ing NotRom­ney in the race. [Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ron Paul (R-​​Lake Jack­son, TX) doesn’t really count, since he’s more of a Wal­rus than an Ele­phant.] But after throw­ing all of his chips in on Delaware, and still com­ing up with fewer than half the votes for­mer Mass­a­chu­setts Gov­er­nor Mitt Rom­ney received, even one as mega­lo­ma­ni­a­cal as Newt could see that he has no hope.

The RINO stands alone.

And so we are offi­cially down to two can­di­dates: a RINO (wear­ing an Ele­phant suit) and a Wal­rus. But we already knew that we were down to one real candidate.

Sooooo…how ’bout them Veepstakes?