Even as he acknowledged that Mitt Romney is in charge of the Republican race for the White House, Newt Gingrich emerges from the Easter weekend ready to continue his campaign for the White House, still refusing to get out of the GOP nomination fight.
Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Gingrich admitted that you have to be "realistic" about where he is in the delegate count compared to Romney.
"Given the size of his organization, the number of primaries he's won, he's far and away the most likely Republican nominee," Gingrich said, as the former House Speaker then vowed to back Romney if necessary.
"And if he does get to 1144 delegates I'll support him. I'll do everything I can this fall to help him defeat Obama. Because the primary goal of the Republican party has to be to defeat Barack Obama."
Delegate counts by both media organizations and the Republican Party have Gingrich far behind Romney, who sports a sizeable advantage over Rick Santorum as well.
The current Associated Press delegate numbers have Romney with 660, Santorum at 281, Gingrich at 135 and Ron Paul at 51.
The numbers for Gingrich and Paul haven't moved in recent weeks.
But that's not stopping Gingrich and his wife Callista, who have an active schedule set for this week:
These are the events detailed by the Gingrich campaign for this week:
Monday, April 9th
Newt Gingrich to Meet with NC Community Leaders
10am - 11:30am
Shanahan Law Group North
7501 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Newt 2012 Luncheon at Cafe Luna
11:45am - 12:45pm
Main Dining Room
136 East Hargett Street
Callista Gingrich to Speak at The King's College (Closed Press)
7:30pm - 9pm
The King's College
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue #1500
New York, NY 10118
Tuesday, April 10th
Callista Gingrich to Visit The Geneva School
10:15am - 11:30am
123 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Callista Gingrich to Speak to the Women's National Republican Club
12pm - 2pm
The Women's National Republican Club
The Grand Salon
3 W. 51st Street #2
New York, NY 10019
Newt Gingrich to Give Remarks to the Craven County Republican Party
12pm - 1pm
335 Middle Street
New Bern, NC
Newt Gingrich - Media Avail
1:45pm - 2pm
Craven County GOP Headquarters
Berne Square Shopping Center
2652 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
New Bern, NC
Callista Gingrich to Speak to the Metropolitan Republican Club
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Metropolitan Republican Club
122 East 83rd Street (b/t Park & Lexington)
New York, NY 10028
Wednesday, April 11th
Newt Gingrich to Campaign in Delaware - Cities TBD
Thursday, April 12th - TBD
Friday, April 13th
Callista Gingrich to Participate in the NRA's Women's Leadership Luncheon(Closed Press)
11am - 1pm
Four Seasons Hotel
999 North 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
*Note: Mrs. Gingrich will join Mrs. Romney and Mrs. Santorum for "A Conversation Off the Campaign Trail."
Newt Gingrich to Speak at the NRA's Celebration of American Values Conference
2pm - 2:15pm
Edward Jones Dome
901 North Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63101
Saturday, April 14th
Newt Gingrich to Speak at the 2012 Prosperitea Rally
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