Newt Gingrich officially ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, calling it a “wild ride” and immediately going on the attack against President Obama. He’s also talking to other groups about how to pay off his campaign debt, which is more than $4 million:
The former candidate must now work on paying off his debt. He was in talks with the Republican National Committee to figure out how to get some money. Romney’s camp is not expected to directly help Gingrich pay it off but may introduce his team to donors who could help him in that effort.
“We have offered to be helpful,” a Romney official said.
Maybe they could get Ann Romney to donate a few of her $1000 shirts for them to put up on ebay.
Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said Gingrich will quickly be back on the campaign trail, likely as an “attack dog” for the Republican Party as it seeks to unseat Obama.
“The GOP needs him. They need conservative attack dogs who can break up the Obama message machine,” said O’Connell. “He has the ability to take complex items and boil them down to be palatable Kool-Aid for conservatives.”
“He’s one of the best messengers of the right who, on a moment’s notice can rebut someone.”
I bet he won’t quickly be back on the campaign trail. I bet Romney won’t want much to do with him and will want him to just keep quiet from now on.