The ship shuddered as another compartment filled with the icy water of the north Atlantic, Jack grabbed Rose’s hand and they ran down the corridor, turning the corner they saw the rats running – escaping the sinking ship.
Sounds like the ending of Titanic? Or maybe it’s the entire top echelon of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign resigning en masse! That’s what happened today, the Newt’s most trusted minions fled quicker than Orcs taking flight from Mordor.
“I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring,” the Gingrich said in a posting to his Facebook page shortly after the 16 aides resigned. “The campaign begins anew Sunday in Los Angeles.”
Yeah, and the Black Knight only suffered a flesh wound.
Rick Tyler, Gingrich’s spokesman, campaign manager Rob Johnson and senior strategists all quit, along with aides in the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The fleeing aides broke the news to Newt during a meeting at his headquarters in Washington, citing differences over the direction of the campaign.
“We had a different vision for victory,” Tyler told The Associated Press. “And since we couldn’t resolve that difference, I didn’t feel I could be useful in serving him.”
Scott Rials, a longtime aide who joined the departure, said, “I think the world of him, but at the end of the day we just could not see a clear path to win, and there was a question of commitment.”
Wow, so basically his top aides, the people closest to Newt, have determined he isn’t serious about the campaign, and that he lacks commitment? Yeah, he’s done. Of course, he never had much of a chance of winning the nomination much less the White House. Let’s face it, Newt’s as tainted as German tomatoes. In a recent FOX PAC poll he was 19 points behind the President. He’s done. He never started. He’s been a has-been ever since he resigned from Congress.