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Newt Gingrich Declares To ABC’s Jake Tapper: ‘I’m Going To Be The Nominee’

Republican frontrunner Newt Gingrich audaciously declared in an interview with ABC News’s Jake Tapper that he would end up winning the Republican nomination. “I’m going to be the nominee. It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee,” Gingrich affirmed. “And by the way, I don’t object if people want to attack me, that’s their right. All I’m suggesting that it’s not going to be very effective and that people are going to get sick of it very fast. And the guys who attacked each other in the debates up to now, every single one of them have lost ground by attacking. So they should do what they and their consultants want to do. I will focus on being substantive and I will focus on Barack Obama.”

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Tapper had asked the former Speaker of the House if he was staying too positive to be a formidable candidate against President Obama. “How do you respond to Republicans who say if you don’t draw distinctions with Mitt Romney and others who are attacking you, if you don’t point out their perceived vulnerabilities, Barack Obama and the Democrats sure aren’t going to share that same reluctance and you are doing Obama a favor by staying positive?” ”They are not going to be the nominee,” responded Gingrich. “I don’t have to go around and point out the inconsistencies of people who are not going to be the nominee. They are not going to be the nominee.”

Gingrich’s claim that the odds are very high he is going to be the nominee checks out. Here are his current InTrade betting odds versus Romney:

Watch Gingrich’s bold declaration that he is going to be the Republican nominee below via ABC:

(h/t ABC News)

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