The former United States House speaker, Newt Gingrich, saw his 29-day-old candidacy crash unceremoniously with Thursday’s mass resignation of virtually his entire campaign hierarchy. And, though the political world is writing him off as a Republican presidential candidate, Gingrich continues to insist that he will carry on and plans to jump-start his campaign on Sunday evening in a speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles.
“There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run. We’ll find out over the next year who’s right.”
– Newt Gingrich
Apparently, one of his campaign’s biggest challenges is money, something about which his team assumed they wouldn’t have to worry, for Gingrich had shown he could raise money for his various enterprises. Astonishingly, Gingrich has no finance team in place. Nor, reportedly, does he like to man the phones himself to ask for money.
Earlier, Gingrich had shocked the political world when he went on vacation shortly after declaring he was a presidential candidate, a vacation CNN’s Wolf Blitzer describes as, “an exclusive and expensive cruise in the Mediterranean to the Greek Isles and Turkey.”
This stunt couldn’t have given much joy to his campaign team.