According to reports from Associated Press the top staffers to Newt Gingrich’s Presidential campaign have resigned en masse. No reported reason yet for the resignations but you would have to assume there is a story there.
CNN indicates his campaign manager Rob Johnson and ‘other top aides’ have resigned. Some say it relates to his taking time off for a vacation. If so it seems silly to me that taking a trip in May 2011 is an issue for the 2012 campaign.
To be fair I think all but the deepest Newt partisans knew that his campaign was pro forma, he was never going to be the nominee but it seems odd he would seemingly implode so early without some specific reason. It would be ironic though if he lost out for being too moderate.
Another possible explanation.. According to Fox News several of the now former Newt advisers have close ties to Texas Governor Rick Perry. Could it be he is going to run and this is the first sign ?
Coverage from Huffington Post
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