Long before his opponents were celebrating strong finishes or spinning disappointing results in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich was airborne for New Hampshire.

It sounded like he’ll be lying in wait for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Gingrich never mentioned Romney by name as he spoke to supporters after an underwhelming fourth-place finish in the caucuses, but he did take a couple swipes at the Republican presidential race’s front-runner.

“Things that became obvious in the last few weeks in Iowa is that there will be a great debate in the Republican Party before we are prepared to have a great debate with [President] Barack Obama,” Gingrich told supporters with his wife Callista standing at his side.

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