Lindsey Boerma, 2012 campaign trail reporter for CBS News/National Journal, fired off a provocative tweet in the midst of Rick Santorum’s concession speech.

“Newt lists the candidate surges he’s ‘lived through during this election,’ says he’s now ‘survived’ the Santorum surge,” she wrote.

According to Boerma, Gingrich said moments before Santorum’s announcement that he hadn’t spoken to Santorum yet today and that he “thought he was going to campaign through Pennsylvania.”

Plus, Megyn Kelly just said on “America Live” that Gingrich told Mike Huckabee on Huckabee’s radio show that he’s excited to “finally” have the chance to go one-on-one against Mitt Romney. He reportedly said his focus will not be Mitt Romney but the issues.

It sounds as though we have every reason to think Newt Gingrich really means it when he says he’s not going away.

In case you’re tempted to give Newt Gingrich a sixth look, a quick reminder that he’s won just two states, one of which was his home state of Georgia, and has a mere 136 delegates to Mitt Romney’s 661.

Update (Allahpundit): Here’s the statement Gingrich’s team issued after Santorum’s presser. Second third fourth fifth sixth seventh look at Newt?

“Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.

“I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice. I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa. We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget.”