Newt staff exodus no surprise

It's an implosion of tremendous proportions and a likely campaign destroyer. Newt Gingrich's campaign manager and several key aides have resigned en masse for what they are euphemistically calling "a different direction in which we wanted to take the campaign." I don't know if that's true, but it sure sounds better than whatever the truth is: Politico: Two sources close to the situation confirmed that campaign manager Rob Johnson, strategists Sam Dawson and Dave Carney, spokesman Rick Tyler and consultants Katon Dawson in South Carolina and Craig Schoenfeld in Iowa quit to protest what one called a "different vision" for the campaign. In a statement on Facebook following the stunning news, Gingrich said he will stay in the race. "I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring," he wrote. But with his entire high command having left at once, that task will be considerably more difficult. The mass resignation was, one source...(Read Full Post)