Ford O’Connell At Daily Caller On Newt Gingrich’s 2012 Presidential Bid

Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination haven’t even held their first debate yet, but former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is already scrambling to recover from a series of embarrassing miscues that threaten the candidacy he is widely expected to launch.

“It definitely has not been a great start for Newt,” said Ford O’Connell, a veteran of the 2008 McCain campaign and chairman of the conservative Civic Forum PAC, “his team doesn’t seem to realize campaigning has changed a lot since he was last running for office. I think it really plagues him.”

“Since 2006, campaigning has changed more from then till now than it did over the 100 years before that,” said O’Connell, referring to the proliferation of blogs and the ubiquity of Internet video “gotcha” moments.

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