Newt Gingrich said if Mitt Romney doesn’t win the New Hampshire primary, he should drop out of the race.
“Look, this is one of his best states other than Utah and Massachusetts. If he doesn’t win here, he couldn’t stay in the race,” the former House Speaker said Friday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
He has upped his attacks on the former Massachusetts governor in recent days.
On Friday, Gingrich mocked Romney’s win in Iowa, where he virtually tied Rick Santorum for first place with an eight-vote victory. Gingrich came away with 13 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, behind Romney, Santorum and Ron Paul.
“In his so-called win in Iowa, having campaigned for five years and spent $20 million, he got 25 percent. That’s one out of four,” Gingrich told ABC. “Three out of four said ‘no’ after five years of campaigning. He’s gotta get a majority somewhere. I don’t think he’s going to get a majority.”
On Thursday, a Gingrich supporter suggested Romney couldn’t beat President Obama.
“I don’t see how the Republican Party could nominate that guy and expect to win,” former New Hampshire Sen. Bob Smith (R) told reporters on a conference call.