New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, once perceived as a Republican establishment candidate for president, just endorsed Donald Trump.
Now, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, once also a big part of the GOP establishment, says it's time for the Republican establishment to seriously consider "Trump as the future."
This Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is real signal to GOP establishment that they had better begin thinking about Trump as the future— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 26, 2016
For so long in the presidential race, it seemed like an actual establishment candidate — Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, now Marco Rubio — would rise out of the ashes and finally put Trump down. Or at least that was the establishment's dream.
But that hasn't happened — Trump has won three of four primary elections and looks positioned to win many more in March.
So it seems like at least some members of the establishment may be starting to come around to Trump. Gingrich's tweet may signal a shift.