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GOP Consultants Expecting Newt’s Guys to Jump to Perry



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Just checked in with three GOP consultants, all of whom have been in the campaign business a while and none of whom are yet affiliated with a 2012 presidential campaign, about today’s mass exodus of staffers from Team Newt.

GOP Consultant One: “Knew this was coming . . . I bet Perry is in this thing sooner rather than later — these guys aren’t jumping off without somewhere else to land.”

GOP Consultant Two: “Knowing all those guys, they are neither impetuous not impulsive.  I also have never seen a two-week vacation two weeks after entering [the race]; I took that as portentous.”

GOP Consultant Three: “Gingrich was clearly melting down, and Perry is clearly gearing up, so it was time for the switcheroo.”


Tags: Newt Gingrich , Rick Perry


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