Newt Gingrich is responding to the continuing wave of staff resignations from his campaign — saying it’s simply because he’s just too different of a politician. Also, he’s like Reagan.
“Philosophically, I am very different from normal politicians, and normal consultants found that very hard to deal with,” Gingrich said in a speech to the Atlanta Press Club.
“We have big ideas. I just think that’s part of how you campaign. You talk to the American people about big things.”
On the other hand, Gingrich also noted that Ronald Reagan himself encountered some turbulence during the 1980 campaign, when 13 of his aides quit the campaign: “If I had to choose Reaganomics or 13 staffers quitting, I think for the average working American, Reaganomics was a much better deal.”