With Obama earning a second term, it seems as if Republican Newt Gingrich now has a change of heart. In the aftermath of Obama’s election victory over Mitt Romney, New Gingrich said it’s time for the Republican Party ‘to stop, take a deep breath and learn.’
He further added, ‘The president won an extraordinary victory. And the fact is,’ we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it.’
‘But if you had said to me three weeks ago Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain and it looks like he'll be 2 million fewer, I would have been dumbfounded.’
The former GOP candidate had previously predicted that Romney would enjoy an easy victory. ‘My personal guess is you'll see a Romney landslide, 53 percent-plus ... in the popular vote, 300 electoral votes-plus,’ he said.
However, he openly acknowledged that he was wrong about his projections regarding election results. ‘I was wrong last week, as was virtually every major Republican analyst. '