When all is said and done, the moral to the brief story of Newt Gingrich’s presidential run will be this: “If you run a campaign of big ideas, don’t make them so big that there’s no room for a staff.”
Top fundraisers for Republican Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign resigned Tuesday, the campaign confirmed to CNN.
Fundraising director Jody Thomas and fundraising consultant Mary Heitman left the team. The two defections follow 16 resignations earlier in the month when top aides stepped down over disagreements with the former House Speaker.
What’s going on? Anthony Weiner’s staff didn’t quit as fast as Newt’s is heading for the door.
No worries though. As we already know, there’s not a job on his staff that Newt can’t do. That’s because he is the staff. Besides, the people who just quit were fundraisers, and thanks to Newt’s remarks about Paul Ryan’s budget proposal and the individual mandate, Gingrich almost immediately rendered his fundraisers the Maytag Repairmen of the world of politics. They won’t be missed.
Update: Newt’s campaign is already over $1 million in debt. Hey, maybe he is qualified to replace Obama.
To save money, Mr. “We need to drastically cut our emissions” should chill on the campaign-funded private jets. He’d be wise to do so, if for no other reason that, with Newt’s luck, one of these days the pilot’s going to resign halfway through the flight.