Like the Titanic’s Edward Smith, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal apparently plans to go down with his sinking ship.
Despite yesterday’s mass exodus of key staffers, the Georgia governor told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he plans to stick with Newt Gingrich, regardless of what happens in the weeks and months ahead.
Deal is Gingrich’s Georgia campaign chairman.
“Newt Gingrich is my friend and I support his campaign for the presidency,” Deal said in a statement to the newspaper. “When the going gets rough, I don’t cut and run on my friends. Whether he stays in the race is his decision, not mine, and I will support whatever decision he makes.”
In the face of yesterday’s implosion, the former Speaker of the House vows to carry on. “As someone who has been in public life for nearly forty years, I know full well the rigors of campaigning for public office. I will endure them. I will carry the message of American renewal to every part of this great land, whatever it takes,” Gingrich said in a message posted on his Facebook page Friday.