When just ten days ago, Mitt Romney lost the South Carolina primary, he congratulated Newt Gingrich, the man who defeated him. With the tables turned in Florida, the former Speaker did not return the favor. As Jennifer Rubin reports:
Newt Gingrich gave his post-primary speech tonight while gracelessly declining to congratulate the man who beat him by double digits. According to the Romney campaign, Gingrich hadn’t called to congratulate the Florida winner as of 9:30 p.m. ET.
“If you’re wondering“, Allahpundit added, “why the post about the concession speech is going up after the victory speech, it’s because Newt apparently refused to call Romney to concede tonight and decided to wait him out.”
At least in his speech, Texas Congressman Ron Paul did congratulate the victor.