Perry For Prez Speculation Heats Up With His Key Aides Quitting Gingrich Campaign
The political world is buzzing with word today that key aides to the hilarious Newt Gingrich presidential campaign have resigned. Why? Because some of those aides are longtime Rick Perry people, and their presence on the Gingrich team was often cited as evidence Perry was not serious about running for president in 2012.
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 have all quit to protest what one called a "different vision" for the campaign.
Johnson and Carney have been with Perry for a long time.
Reports are that Gingrich is staying in the race, and the aides and he could not agree on strategy.
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But it's definitely something that's making everyone go hmmmmm.
It comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal article that said this:
For months, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told potential donors and Republican higher-ups he has no interest in running for the White House in 2012.
But over the past two weeks, political advisers and friends say, Mr. Perry has changed his tune on a possible presidential campaign. In private conversations, they say, the three-term governor said he worries that the current GOP contenders have yet to stir real excitement within the party and may struggle when facing President Barack Obama
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