Gingrich campaign: Now accepting 'Office' applications
July 1st, 2011
10:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich campaign: Now accepting 'Office' applications

(CNN)-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is entertaining the possibility of adding someone with special skills to his team. At least, over Twitter.

Gingrich's 2012 presidential campaign is light on staff these days following the resignation of 16 senior staff members in June.

And, dazzled by the poetic possibilities, actor Rainn Wilson offered up his alter-ego, "The Office" wunderkind Dwight Schrute, as a close, personal aide to Gingrich on Thursday.

"Because of the many Newt/Schrute rhyme options, I humbly offer my services as your new campaign manager," Wilson tweeted.

Unfortunately for Wilson/Schrute, his coveted position remains occupied.

"@rainnwilson: We have a campaign manager. What about assistant TO the campaign manager?" Gingrich replied.

Following the resignations, Gingrich vowed that his campaign would rebound and launched it anew at an appearance in Beverly Hills the following week.


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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Peter s

    Good luck Mr. Newt Gingrich you are tough!!

    July 1, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  2. Lee

    I don't agree with much Newt says, but I've got to give him props on the wittiness of his reply.

    July 1, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. bb

    Looks like he's in need of a debt manager before anything else. Tiffany's sales are way up again this quarter. At least Gingrich is keeping them afloat.

    Call it what it is, people. Gingrich's run is a sham to whittle down his debt.

    July 1, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  4. thomas

    I'm looking for work , I like Beverly Hills and tiffanies

    July 1, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I'd take his money. It would be money well spent. But, if Newt wants to throw good money away then I think Newt is better at tweeting his own horn.

    July 1, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  6. fayse

    Newt needs to give it up, he probably won't get even 1% of the votes in the primary.

    July 1, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  7. Newt is Nuts

    No thanks. Been there. Done that. Got burned. Live and Learn. Where are the really good candidates? Does the John Birch Society do any beside picking fruit cakes.

    July 1, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. A weary Independent

    Gingrich is toast no matter what he does!

    July 1, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  9. ConservaFASCISTS

    I'll work for you Mr. Gingrinch if you can hook me up wth one of those Tiffany's revolving accounts.

    July 1, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. Ed Texas

    Beverly Hills? That's were all those liberal democrats live. Newt is like a sinking ship.

    July 1, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  11. Ancient Texan

    Newt is one the smartest on the national scene and will find more support with less funds than anyone would think. It'll be interesting to watch.

    July 1, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  12. Greg in Arkansas

    @Ancient Texan.....Being the smartest candidate in the GOP field is like saying he is the best swimmer on the Titanic....

    July 1, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Newt is one the smartest on the national scene and will find more support with less funds than anyone would think. It'll be interesting to watch.
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    I will concede that Newt as being the brightest Republican in the ring. Newt has never had trouble raising money. The problem is that his electorate does not recognize his talents as a strength. He is viewed as being weaker than the other candidates. In other words, as strange as it sounds, Newt is just too moderate for the base.

    July 1, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  14. Rob in MO

    Homer Simpson would be perfect.

    July 1, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  15. Mikey

    Working for this former Sierra Club member (Newt is a chameleon, in case no one has noticed) is certain to be a VERY short term gig.

    July 1, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Well, I wonder how many people would be joining up with the Gingrich campaign given all that has gone on? The fact that so many staffers quit should tell people something.

    July 1, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  17. Launched in Beverly Hills?

    Yeah like sure.. you are going to win California...

    LOL.. GOP may as well not even campaign there..

    July 1, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  18. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    why do some people like to waste money trying to run for POTUS and they about as much chance of winning as the man in the moon? Newt needs to take Ricky with him and donate the money they are trying raise to a more worthy cause.

    July 1, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  19. Felipe

    He should copy Palin's gubernatorial example ... and quit.

    July 1, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  20. C. Howe Yulikit

    Just drop out already. You are embarrassing yourself.

    July 1, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  21. maine liberal

    "rebound and launched it anew at an appearance in Beverly Hills the following week"

    that is close to the Liberal Hollywood elite

    July 1, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |