Today’s Gingrich “shocker”

Well, right after I complained about being sick of the Weiner thing, everybody starts nattering about another political story, which is now leading top news sites:

Gingrich’s Senior Campaign Staff Resigns

Newt Gingrich’s campaign manager and a half-dozen senior advisers resigned on Thursday, two aides said, dealing a significant setback to his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and severely complicating his hopes for a political comeback.

Mr. Gingrich’s campaign manager, Rob Johnson, his longtime spokesman, Rick Tyler, and advisers in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina stepped down together after a period of deep internal disagreements about the direction of the campaign.

Mr. Gingrich, a former House speaker who has been fighting to regain his political footing after a rough campaign roll-out last month, had been absent from the campaign trail for about two weeks on what aides had described as a long-planned vacation. He made his return on Wednesday in New Hampshire, a day before the resignations were announced….

Among those quitting was South Carolina’s own Katon Dawson:

The defections included several veteran Gingrich political advisers as well as recently hired aides. The list, according to two aides, included David Carney, a political strategist based in New Hampshire; Sam Dawson, a strategist; Katon Dawson, a consultant in South Carolina; and Craig Schoenfeld, a consultant in Iowa.

You may wonder why they all suddenly quit. I don’t wonder. I assume that one day recently, all of a sudden, all these folks realized: Whoa! We’re working for Newt Gingrich. And immediately decided to quit.

Of course, they might tell a different story. I’ll ask Katon when I see him…

6 thoughts on “Today’s Gingrich “shocker”

  1. Doug Ross

    The rats will leave one sinking ship to board another, promising a third-rate unknown a glorious ride to the nomination if they just turn over enough cash.

    Why do you like hanging out with those people?

  2. Doug Ross

    From The State:

    “He has raised more than $52 million for American Solutions for Winning the Future, his nonprofit policy group that can legally accept unlimited donations.”

    The difference between an Alvin Greene supporter and a Newt Gingrich supporter? The Newt Gingrich supporter is dumber.

  3. Steve Gordy

    Newt has a knack for setting fire to things; apparently this includes his own political campaign. This is not unknown information. You might ask Katon (if you ever get hold of him) why he enjoys hanging around with such people.


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