Newt Gingrich’s former spokesman, who resigned with other staffers en masse from Gingrich’s presidential campaign this summer, admits the former House speaker was probably right all along about how to run the campaign.

“I think the lesson that his former advisers, myself included, learned is that he might actually know what he’s doing,” Rick Tyler told The Daily Caller in an interview.

“Newt is a political strategist,” he said. “There are no competitors. He’s the best in the business.”

When he resigned in June, Tyler told CBS News: “There was a path to victory, Newt had a different path. When that happens, the people who work for the campaign have to leave.”

Gingrich has since revived his once-struggling campaign and has surged to the top of polls.

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