Newt Gingrich's top fundraisers have announced their departure
More Defections from the Gingrich Team
Carol Platt Liebau
6/21/2011 2:05:49 PM - Carol Platt Liebau
. Will the former Speaker continue to stay in the race, without top staff or fundraisers? Should he?
On the one hand, certainly the presidential field shouldn't simply be used as a publicity platform. On the other, sometimes Gingrich has some solid ideas and points that can profitably be shared with the other candidates -- and no doubt his presence at the debates requires other contenders to "up their games" . . . all good.
Might one of the campaigns with a real shot at success be smart enough to bring Gingrich discreetly into their fold, with careful supervision (lest he tarnish the campaign with his all-too-frequent gaffes), so that the candidate might benefit from Gingrich's better ideas, while being able to edit out his unhelpful ones?