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Gingrich Staff: We Had No Idea We’d Be Working for Newt Gingrich!

Quite the sob story here , caught by Jake Tapper.

ABC News has learned that one of the major issues between former Speaker Newt Gingrich and his (now former) senior campaign staff revolves around the myriad projects he and his wife Callista work on, which staffers describe as a constant distraction from the campaign.

Senior staffers demanded that Gingrich focus on pressing the flesh and fundraising and stop touring the country promoting film projects with his wife. At one point Gingrich was so focused on film premiers and book signings, one senior staffer emailed the team: “We didn’t sign up to be hucksters for products for sale”

This really is so much like the Fred Thompson campaign, which teetered because the candidate thought he could rely on conservative media.