Former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Monday morning said that given his speech opposing Donald Trump last week, Mitt Romney has not positioned himself to become the nominee at a contested convention.
“Look, I think if Mitt had really wanted to maneuver for the nomination, he wouldn’t have given the speech he gave last week,” Gingrich said on “Fox and Friends,” referencing a Sunday interview in which Romney dodged a question about whether he would accept requests to become the nominee at a contested convention.
Gingrich said that Romney’s speech was “so harsh and so intense” that he would be “unacceptable” as the nominee to Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
“It was such a vitriolic and nasty speech that it guaranteed that the guy who currently has the most votes and the most momentum would never accept Romney as sort of the draft of the convention,” he added.
The former speaker said that there’s a chance the primary could lead to a contested convention.