Not exactly, but it does seem as if Newt Gingrich is writing his own presidential campaign obit.

On “Fox News Sunday,” Gingrich described Mitt Romney as “far and away the most likely” GOP nominee.

“I hit him as hard as I could. He hit me as hard as he could. It turned out he had more things to hit with than I did. And, that’s part of the business. He’s done the fundraising side brilliantly,” Gingrich said, adding that he’ll campaign “as hard for Romney as I would for myself.”

For now, he acknowledges, he has $4.5 million in campaign debt, and he’s “operating on a shoestring.” Two weeks ago, he laid off one-third of his campaign staff.