Just got back from Newt Gingrich’s birthday party at his Buckhead campaign office – his first visit to the place. Three candles on the cake.
More later, but in a brief sit-down with reporters afterwards, Gingrich said he intends to bludgeon his way back into the presidential campaign with the strength of his ideas.
“The natural instinct of the system is to avoid thought. Thinking’s hard,” he said.
The former U.S. House speaker from Georgia wouldn’t say much about the collapse of his campaign, but did admit that the immediate defection of former Gov. Sonny Perdue – a co-chair of his national campaign – stung. A lot.
“Of course it did,” he said.
What do you think his leaving said?
“I think it told you about Sonny Perdue,” Gingrich said. “I was mystified. No phone call? Go ask Sonny Perdue. I thought it was very strange. The two things that were strangest to me were his not calling me, so-called professional consultants who have deliberately and maliciously kept feeding things to the press to create stories.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider