“If you’re not willing to stand and fight, you have to get out of the campaign,” Gingrich said when asked repeatedly about his own negative ads…

“It hadn’t occurred to me that you would have the level of ruthlessness and the level of dishonesty that we saw last week,” he said. “I’ve been around a long time and I’ve been around a fair amount of campaigns and a fair number of fights.”…

“I’ve never had a person stand next to me in a civil engagement and be as substantially dishonest as he was,” Newt said of the second Florida debate last week.

Calling his strategy “national,” Gingrich said he would head to Colorado and Minnesota this week, which are both holding Tuesday contests. He won’t go to Missouri, however, where he is not on the ballot. And while Michigan and Arizona vote next, he is skipping ahead on the calendar and going to Ohio, a Super Tuesday state, for a two-day bus tour in the middle of this week.