When Newt Gingrich concluded his moribund presidential campaign Wednesday, he did not exactly throw the full weight of his support behind Mitt Romney. “This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical leftist president in history,” Gingrich said. In other words: Romney is preferable to the worst possible option for Republicans.
The Ticket keeps close tabs on the genre of “tepid Romney endorsements.” Former New York Governor George Pataki won our original reader contest to determine the least enthusiastic endorsement, but was unseated shortly thereafter by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
Now we're pitting Gingrich against Daniels for the crown. Vote below on whose voice of support for Romney sounds less genuine. Results will be announced Friday.