No they are not going anywhere. I am riffing off of Bruni's imploring headline. Chris Matthews has also been panting for Newt to get out.
Both men speak nothing but put downs. Neither gives a concrete reason why Newt should leave.
Why should he? He is a poster boy for the capacity of one billionaire to influence Presidential politics. He could debate President Obama. He hobbles the capacity of any candidate to get the delegates needed before Tampa. These reasons favor hanging in. And they are not gratuitous put-downs.
Matthews wants a Romney-Santorum mano a mano to make his show more interesting. Bruni appears to have difficulty producing substantive NYT op-ed columns. He is not alone.
If Newt leaves, it will not be because these worthies told him to.