June 21, 2011

Newt, As the Hindenburg

First Read, an msnbc property:

"The Associated Press reports another round of resignations from the campaign, this time from the Republican presidential hopeful’s campaign finance team. A spokesman for Gingrich confirms to NBC News that fundraising director Jody Thomas and fundraising consultant Mary Heitman have stepped down."

I try to keep politics out of my writing, because we're just not there yet on the current election cycle, and no-one likes a drum-banger.

And yet, I present this for its "holy crap" factor. I'm enjoying my summer too much to consider politics.

I thought Newt's candidacy would elevate this year's political discourse while providing an alternative intelligent voice to Mitt Romney's moderate conservatism (ahem). It appears to be not long for this world.

Either someone really doesn't like this guy, or there's some serious buffoonery afoot.