Newt Starting To Fold His Tents
He may say that he’s still going to be a candidate, but actions speak louder than words:
Newt Gingrich is cutting back his campaign schedule, will lay off about a third of his cash-strapped campaign’s full-time staff, and has replaced his manager as part of what aides are calling a “big-choice convention” strategy, communications director Joe DeSantis told POLITICO.
It’s clear that Newt is having serious money problems, and money is the lifeblood of modern American politics. When Newt couldn’t pull out wins in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, a lot of donors looked at him and said, if he can’t win in his own home territory of the south, which is very conservative-friendly, how is he going to win a national election? And the answer seems to have been, “he can’t,” so they’re not giving to his campaign.
He’ll still be buzzing around the sidelines, but he’ll make about the same difference in the primaries from this point forward as Ron Paul, which is next to no impact at all.