Rick Santorum: “I’m not asking anyone to drop out”

Rick Santorum: “I’m not asking anyone to drop out”

After the ambiguity of Super Tuesday, reporters asked Rick Santorum if he felt Newt Gingrich should get out of the race for the GOP nomination, thereby making a clearer path for Santorum.

Santorum says he feels everyone should continue in the race as long as they feel that want to, and he wouldn’t ask anyone to drop out.

“I’m not saying I don’t want [Newt Gingrich] to get out. I’m all for him getting out,” he said. “I’m all for Mitt Romney getting out. I’m for everybody getting out. I wish President Obama would just hand me the whole thing. But that’s just not going to happen. The idea is let folks decide, you know, what they think is best–what’s best for getting a conservative, someone who’s going to put this country on the right track, elected to president.”

Stuart Roy, an adviser who works for Red, White, and Blue Fund, the pro-Santorum super PAC, said Wednesday that “based on his electoral performance last night and his out-of-step record, it’s time for Gingrich to exit the Republican nominating process.” He added that Gingrich’s “campaign is an obvious non-starter.”