"If there was any juicy gossip coming out of the three-day event down in Memphis, it was the unexpected exit of Trent Wisecup, the director of Gov. Mitt Romney's Commonwealth leadership PAC."Wisecup is a founding partner with Mike Murphy
in the DC Navigators consulting group. Murphy had served as Romney's
communications consultant, but split with Romney to focus on other
clients, including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Wisecup stayed with Romney."The scuttlebutt is that Wisecup had had several run-ins with Romney's chief of staff Beth Myers,
who most likely will fill a similar role in Romney's presidential bid.
What's ironic in all of this is that Wisecup was telling folks over the
weekend that he was moving back from Boston to Michigan, which is where
Romney supporters believe the governor will open his presidential
campaign operation. Why? Romney's familial and broader political base
resides in the state where his father was governor, and where an early
Republican primary will be held in 2008."