Casino mogul dumps $5M in Gingrich super PAC

posted at 2:30 pm on January 8, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Coming out of Iowa, former Speaker Newt Gingrich was hopping mad about Mitt Romney’s campaign and advertisements being run by a Super PAC supporting the “timid Massachusetts moderate.” In fact, so incensed was he that he unleashed his lawyer on the PAC this past week. In both interviews and debate comments, he has referred to the ads as “garbage” and said that Romney should be embarrassed to show them to his grandchildren.

With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how Newt reacts to this news.

Billionaire Adelson gives millions to Gingrich Super PAC

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has given $5 million to an independent committee supporting GOP presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich, the first of what is expected to be many millions the Las Vegas billionaire plans to spend this election year.

The check from Adelson is the latest in an avalanche of campaign cash flooding the presidential season to independent groups known as Super PACs The check was cut on Friday to Winning Our Future, a group run by former Gingrich associates, according to two people close to the donor.

A person close to Adelson said that the billionaire planned to spend at least another $5 million during the campaign — either to the Gingrich-linked group or to the winner of the Republican nomination for president — and that the initial check was intended to keep Gingrich competitive in the Jan. 21 South Carolina primary.

Awkward.

Some of Newt’s previous comments may come back to haunt him here. He has come out and, at a minimum, at least heavily implied that Romney was in some way involved in his Super PAC’s products, since it’s run by friends and former staffers. Romney, of course, insists that it would be illegal to do so and he “hasn’t even seen” some of the clips.

Now, if others follow Adelson’s lead, a Gingrich Super PAC is going to have to do something with all of that money, and it’s probably going to go into major media buys in South Carolina and Florida hammering Romney as hard as they possibly can. He’ll also realize – assuming he somehow doesn’t know it already – that he really can’t control what the PACs do. If some of the ads are really nasty, will he rush out to disavow his own PAC supporters and call for their ads to come down?

I see a lot of media types talking about Super PAC activities not being coordinated with the campaigns and doing so with a wink and a nod. As in, “Oh suuuure they’re not coordinating.” I find this annoying. I’ve only had one direct experience involving a Super PAC, and that one was Karl Rove’s outfit, American Crossroads. They jumped in to our congressional race in 2010 during the final two months and unleashed a major set of ad buys across the district. Care to guess when my candidate and I found out about it?

We read about it in the Wall Street Journal the same day everyone else found out. A reporter in our district knew about it before I did and I was the Director of Communications. Nobody from American Crossroads every contacted us and we never saw the ads until they showed up on TV. Why? I’m guessing because nobody wanted to go to jail.

Just something to ponder while we wait for the Gingrich supporters to unleash the hounds. And that should be happening in roughly 3… 2…


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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

KOOLAID2 on January 8, 2012 at 2:35 PM

O/T I met the late Tony Blankley,he was a fine man. This is a sad day.

celtic warrior on January 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM

So, let’s see what happens in this tennis match!

KOOLAID2 on January 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM

If it is not tax deductable, a damned dumb bet by a gambler used to a fixed set up.

profitsbeard on January 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Awkward.

How so?

Flapjackmaka on January 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Well, let the games begin, I guess.

celtic warrior on January 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I missed that news, thanks for passing it on.

listens2glenn on January 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

that picture of newt… o__o *runs away and hides*

Sachiko on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

More drive by reporting from the crack staff at RomneyAir.

abobo on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Sheldon Adelson is good man. Maybe you only want Connecticut or Boston blue bloods to dump millions into the Romney campaign

http://www.kingofbain.com

Romney is a crony capitalist who threw good hard working Americans of out their jobs so that he could build more homes for himself.

Any man that would operate like Romney did at Bain should be shunned for being a man of low character and corrupt

I hope Adelson gives the Super Pac $50MM so it can do to Romney what Romney’s blue blood have done to Newt

georgealbert on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

…just a roll of the dice, I guess.

jbh45 on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Never met a whiny brat who wasn’t a hypocrite.

haner on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

This PAC can attack Mitt ruthlessly, and Newt can use Mitt’s own words: “I have no control over the PAC’s. It’s illegal for me to ask them to stop.”

Heh.

portlandon on January 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

More drive by reporting from the crack staff at RomneyAir.

abobo on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Okay, that made me laugh.

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 2:42 PM

O/T I met the late Tony Blankley,he was a fine man. This is a sad day.

celtic warrior on January 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I was sad to hear of his death. Didn’t know he had been an actor earlier in life.

SlaveDog on January 8, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Fire with fire.

Rose on January 8, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Why is it awkward? A lot of good, hard-working Conservative Americans work in Casinos.

kingsjester on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Looks like everyone is going to get to see When Mitt Romney Came to Town. :-)

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

This is a sad day.

celtic warrior on January 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Indeed it is.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

That’s a lousy bet, he of all people should know better.

Tommy_G on January 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

This PAC can attack Mitt ruthlessly, and Newt can use Mitt’s own words: “I have no control over the PAC’s. It’s illegal for me to ask them to stop.”

Heh.

portlandon on January 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I wish the Mitt Romney people would quit whining and realize politics ain’t beanbag. We need to vet our candidates and vet them good. :-)

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Awkward.

How so?

Flapjackmaka on January 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM

A great question! Indeed… how so?

I’m sure that Mr. Romney has some contributors that might prove awkward… if we actually knew who they were.

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Never met a whiny brat who wasn’t a hypocrite.

haner on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Perfect description of Obama/Romney.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Huckabee will be crushed.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Jazz, are you a full time political campaign type? Do you have any inside scoop on the overall race?

karenhasfreedom on January 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

To be a good boxer in the big match, you need a good sparring partner in the gym. They’re doing each other a favor.

RBMN on January 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

We need to vet our candidates and vet them good. :-)

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Agreed. That’s why I couldn’t understand all of the kerfluffle over Snuffaluffagus’ performance as a so-called moderator at the debate last night.

Of course he’s a partisan lefty gasbag… and he’s doing us a favor going after our candidates as a partisan lefty gasbag. What do you think we’re going to face once we finally have a nominee?

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

IMO, if this guy want to blow his money, it is his to do so! At least we know where it comes from. With bho one has to wonder where ALL his money comes from?
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letget on January 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I wish the Mitt Romney people would quit whining and realize politics ain’t beanbag. We need to vet our candidates and vet them good. :-)

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Exactly.

Romney’s vetting will be done by Obama. And it won’t be pretty.

portlandon on January 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

georgealbert, that video was Perfect! Thanks.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I’d be more impressed if it were Steve Wynn.

What’s wrong with taking money from a Harry Reid constituent?

Terp Mole on January 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Another knee-jerk Jazz attack on Newt. This is tiresome.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Good for Adelson! Newt needs financial supporters and I’m glad he found someone to support him. Why Adelson is supporting Newt, I don’t know, since Romney is pretty much inevitable at this point. Maybe it takes a casino operator to gamble on someone who has such poor odds.

As for the “hypocrite” controversy…yawn. The main issue in my mind is that Romney has no charisma and he’s too meek and equivocating to make a good case for free enterprise and conservatism. Other issues–especially this one about Newt not liking the content of negative ads directed at him so somehow he shouldn’t accept PAC money–are secondary.

I hope Newt gets more financial support. He’ll need it to combat all the sludge Mitt will be pouring his way.

Burke on January 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Exactly.

Romney’s vetting will be done by Obama. And it won’t be pretty.

portlandon on January 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Did you see Palin on Judge Pirro’s show last night? She pretty much threw Mitt under the bus last night. It’s a short video, maybe eight minutes or so.

Midwestprincesse on January 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I think what he meant was awkward was that Newt has critcized PACs and now has one of his own. Don’t mind that at all. Go for it, but don’t complain about Mitt’s PAC when you have one of your own.
And why are the donations to Newts PAC righteous and the ones to Mitt’s bad? (blue bloods)

bluealice on January 8, 2012 at 2:55 PM

What comes around, goes around. You can’t go around kicking the other kids on playground and then complain when one of the kids kicks back.

BruthaMan on January 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM

There are a lot worse things than “awkward”. This is a good problem to have, and came at the right time. Ads can be fact checked, and if they are lies, Gingrich will say so, making him look like a man of his word, yet the damage has been done. He won’t have to though because I doubt Romney is going to accuse Gingrich of lying because it puts the radar back on him.

lea on January 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Its also awkward considering Newt’s recent anti-Bain “class warfare” ad. Or is it only class warfare when Democrats do it?

libfreeordie on January 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM

IMO, if this guy want to blow his money, it is his to do so! At least we know where it comes from. With bho one has to wonder where ALL his money comes from?
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letget on January 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Palestinian Phonebank

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM

there’s nothing awkward about giving a few million to a PAC.

There does seem to be a little awkwardness about a PAC who makes Newt into an Obama-lite candidate…but hey i’m not a pol so color me clueless

As i said on the headline thread…this PAC ad looks pretty clunky..something i would expect from Moveon.org.

Perhaps Americas are ready to settle into a state-run, propped up sclerotic economy where everyone is poor because they are paying so much to prop up inefficiencies…and poorly built cars and buggy whips

But, really, Newt is too unreliable…people should vote the straight stuff if they want to do this…and that would be Obama.

Go for it guys…the Chi-coms seem to be doing quite well

read this to see where barry may be headed:

http://www.city-journal.org/2012/eon0106fsjk.html

we know that lots of people like the chi-coms

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Midwestprincesse on January 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Hold on. Yesterday, all the super-genius Mitt supporters were saying that Gov. Palin was going to endorse him.

kingsjester on January 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I thought Sheldon made most of his money in computer trade shows?

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Why is it awkward? A lot of good, hard-working Conservative Americans work in Casinos.

kingsjester on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

You are correct.

VegasRick on January 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Jazz, Newt’s lawyers filed suit against the pro-Mitt PAC because one of their commercials ‘earned’ “4 Pinnocchios in a 30-second ad.”

Newt’s position has consistently been that the First Amendment allows for superPACs. Newt’s consistent position has been that it isn’t ok for superPACs, candidates or campaign committees to make ads containing verifiably false statements.

I suspect that 99% of conservatives, moderates & independents agree with that opinion.

LFRGary on January 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Only a fool would give money to Newt at this juncture…

rubberneck on January 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I’m failing to understand how this is awkward. It’s not like the PAC didn’t already exist, as did Gov. Romney’s.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Stop being a little whiny polly prissy pants, R Keller. Your teary, whiny, and girly Glenn Beck bawling is embarrassing. This is politics, Romney has a bad record, and the time has come for the American people to learn Mitt’s record. Politics ain’t beanbag. :-)

No whining.

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

This PAC can attack Mitt ruthlessly, and Newt can use Mitt’s own words: “I have no control over the PAC’s. It’s illegal for me to ask them to stop.”

Heh.

portlandon on January 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Then Mitt can use Newt’s words and call him a liar. Heh.

rubberneck on January 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Cluebat to Jazz: If Newt takes ownership of the ads, then there’s nothing. nada. zilch. “awkward” to preen over.

When did Newt ever disassociated himself from the Winning our Future SuperPac?

The hypocrisy arises from pious Mitt pretending he has nothing to do with his SuperPAC attack ads.

Jazz snarked: Just something to ponder while we wait for the Gingrich supporters to unleash the hounds. And that should be happening in roughly 3… 2…

Try harder to avoid using your head for a public colonoscopy before crabwalking across the stage of HotAir expecting the audience to admire your new hat.

Terp Mole on January 8, 2012 at 3:02 PM

georgealbert, that video was Perfect! Thanks.

Newt certainly gets the soundbite for the day.

lea on January 8, 2012 at 3:02 PM

If you like one candidate better than another, only makes sense to use all legal options to show your support. Why would you sit back and let who you think is a lesser candidate have the advantage. As long as we have super PACs this is how it will be.

I still can’t for the life of me figure out why if we thought McCain was the better choice over Mitt last time why would think Mitt is the bee’s knees this time around?

deuce on January 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I’d be more impressed if it were Steve Wynn.

What’s wrong with taking money from a Harry Reid constituent?

Terp Mole on January 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Wynn is now anti – obama. Thank goodness.

VegasRick on January 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I don’t see it being awkward at all. Maybe Newt or Mitt can’t control the super PACs, so what? I don’t see where Newt would have to eat anything here. I congratulate him on the good fortune of a $5 million benefactor. I hope he stays in for a long time.

JAM on January 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I was sad to hear of his death. Didn’t know he had been an actor earlier in life.

SlaveDog on January 8, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I saw him in a very small, bit part in Bogart’s last movie “The Harder They Fall”, a good movie by the way. He’s one of the kids in a living room watching TV.

rickv404 on January 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I have seen Steve Winn on Cavuto numerous times and from what I saw and heard, he does not have any use for bho and his policies on tiny bit! It would be great IF Steve did donate to someone.
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letget on January 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

There does seem to be a little awkwardness about a PAC who makes Newt into an Obama-lite candidate…but hey i’m not a pol so color me clueless

Look at mitt’s economic plan and tell me it isnt obama lite

Flapjackmaka on January 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

This Newt/Romney “fight” is going to get really dirty.

Politics isn’t for the meek.

gophergirl on January 8, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Thank you, citizen Adelson!

How awesome would it be for fellow Vegas-billionaire Steve Wynn to join Newt’s “Winning our Future” SuperPAC?

Who can forget Democrat Steve Wynn’s (Wynn owns Wynn hotels in Las Vegas) epic rant against the Obama Administration a few short months ago when he called the administration a “wet blanket to business” and said that until Obama is gone, nobody is going to hire:

I’m telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs.

Terp Mole on January 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Billionaire Adelson gives millions to Gingrich Super PAC
——————————————————–

So,Newt joins the 1% Uber Rich Club!
(sarc)

canopfor on January 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I think what he meant was awkward was that Newt has critcized PACs and now has one of his own.

bluealice on January 8, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Did he? I was rather under the impression that Gingrich wasn’t criticizing PACs, but was criticizing Romney for not owning up to the attack made on his behalf.

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I’m failing to understand how this is awkward. It’s not like the PAC didn’t already exist, as did Gov. Romney’s.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I’m with you.

Unless he’s calling out Newt for gouging Mitt for things like expanding his home – gee, what a sin – while Newt’s PAC takes seven-figure money.

There’s a way to play this angle without picking up the class warfare rhetoric, and either Newt isn’t smart enough to do it, can’t see how to do it, or expediently refuses to do it.

I like Newt, but I’m really disappointed to see him go this direction.

beatcanvas on January 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Just something to ponder while we wait for the Gingrich supporters to unleash the hounds. And that should be happening in roughly 3… 2…

Don’t know why you think it’s awkward. Newt was complaining about the dishonesty of the ads and asked Mitt to disavow them. Until the ads come out of the Pac for Newt, he has nothing to be ashamed of or to feel awkward about.

If a dishonest ad comes out by this group about Mitt, then we’ll see what Newt does.

Vince on January 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Just something to ponder while we wait for the Gingrich supporters to unleash the hounds. And that should be happening in roughly 3… 2…

So, some guy gives money to a Super PAC that supports Newt and you’re already connecting dots that don’t exist yet?

I must be trapped in Bizarro World.

moonsbreath on January 8, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

huh? Romney may have a bad record…but that ad did not detail it. It is a trashy ad that MoveOn types make, interviewing ‘victims’ of this or that part of the US that they (MoveOn) don’t like.

As you know, victimology is high art among the left…but of course they care not for the victims of the policies that they (the Left) desires. The Left won’t tell you the brutal policies that have to be put into place in order to save the women on the couch the sad story they have.

No, I’m not the whiny one. Newt’s PAC has made him into Obama-lite. This country was not founded on Obama-lite values…that’s why he wants to Transform America..Perfect it.

It is ‘pursuit of happiness’…not guarantee of happiness at the expense of others.

And, it is an open question whether this country is at the stage of embracing the downward spiral…it could be. There are no guarantees

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

rubberneck on January 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Whining and soiled diaper duly noted, rubberneck. :-)

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Sure. Give Romney a pass on everything and then turn around and question every possible motive Gingrich could have for even blinking while trying to put a gauntlet in front of him.

This is bull$hit and nothing but playing into the hands of the elites who want Romney as the nominee.

Let’s let Gingrich run his campaign as he sees fit, and save the high road garbage for the real opponent who is Obama.

HopeHeFails on January 8, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Jazz,

I don’t get what your problem is here.

So, Romney can get contributions to his PAC, but Newt can’t?

Romney knows what his PAC is doing. He admitted during today’s debate that they are his former employees and friends of his.

Romney has got to be living in a cave if he does not see negative ads in his favor on TV, nor talk to his campaign aids who watch this type of activity.

Romney is nothing but a bald faced liar and a weakling!

It is a thing of beauty watching Newt in the last two debates slowly dismantle Romney. Romney completely crumbled, was stuttering, and had that deer in the headlights look! But, everyone has decided he’s THE ONE!

Sparky5253 on January 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

This PAC can attack Mitt ruthlessly, and Newt can use Mitt’s own words: “I have no control over the PAC’s. It’s illegal for me to ask them to stop.”

Heh.

portlandon on January 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Exactly. And, once again I fail to understand the snark from Ed/Allah/Jazz vis-à-vis Newt. Awkward? I want you, Jazz, to score a cool $5 mil because someone thinks you’re just a great guy, and then explain to all your friends that it was just one big, awkward mistake. He got the money based on his being a good candidate. Maybe not perfect, but good. What’s the problem?

ChicagoJewishGuy on January 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I say, let the chips fall where they may (was that too obvious a pun :-)

MJBrutus on January 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Paulnuts are claiming this $5mil was all because Newt made claim about Palestine being an invented territory.

jp on January 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I think what he meant was awkward was that Newt has critcized PACs and now has one of his own. Don’t mind that at all. Go for it, but don’t complain about Mitt’s PAC when you have one of your own.
And why are the donations to Newts PAC righteous and the ones to Mitt’s bad? (blue bloods)

bluealice on January 8, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Are you blue because you don’t have a clue?

Vince on January 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Jazz is clearly frustrated that Romney got his ass royally handed to him this morning by Newt.

Newt to Mittens: “Could we drop a little bit of the pious baloney?”

Terp Mole on January 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM

beatcanvas on January 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

He should have hired us to edit, it would golden. You know what I can’t seem to find out? I am sure it is mostly because I don’t know where to look but what state is Gov. Romney running from? What is his “home” state now?

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Looks like everyone is going to get to see When Mitt Romney Came to Town. :-)

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Damn f’in right we are gonna see it.

KirknBurker on January 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

RIP, Tony Blankley.

Philly on January 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

OK just watched the PAC trailer, didn’t generate much sympathy from me for those sob stories of job losses. Many of them could also lose 100 lbs or so.

Tell me, is a company like Kodak supposed to just forever make 35mm film rolls and keep all its employees forever even as times change and digital cameras and Facebook alter the market landscape completely?

Maybe I’m just an evil capitalist bastard.

haner on January 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

What is his “home” state now?

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I believe it’s NH.

VegasRick on January 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

He’s a corporate raider and a prog to boot. He’ll lose to Obama.

We need to support a conservative.

KirknBurker on January 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Shel, you’re a hoe.

But take solace n the fact that you aren’t as big of a hoe as Sig Rogich.

JohnGalt23 on January 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Maybe I’m just an evil capitalist bastard.

haner on January 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Tell that to the face of those people….who VOTE!

Now, do you understand WHY it is foolish to run someone like Mitt against Obama when Romney’s background is a lodestone around his general election neck?

I’m not even including his prog Romneycare which takes that issue off the table.

He will LOSE to Obama.

And I will be here waiting to tell you: “I told you so.”

KirknBurker on January 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

As you know, victimology is high art among the left…

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

And the Romney people, apparently. Mitt’s record as a corporate pirate ends the “electability” argument, R Keller. It is what it is — Mitt played the negative game and is now going to lose at it.

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

VegasRick on January 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Thanks. Is there a place on the internet that gives that kind of candidate information?

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Awkward.
How so?

Flapjackmaka on January 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM

My thought also.

katy the mean old lady on January 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

In another context, Instapundit linked to list of defunct retailers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_retailers_of_the_United_States

long, long sad list. Many victims. Many sad stories. Newt’s PAC has its work cut out for it if their goal is to save the country from sad stories.

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

“Baby needs a new pair of shoes…!”

(rolls dice)

Seven Percent Solution on January 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

“It is a trashy ad that MoveOn types make, interviewing ‘victims’ of this or that part of the US that they (MoveOn) don’t like.”

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Actually it was made by a former Romney supporter… that’s why it (potentially) is so damning.

“In an unusual twist, it was made by Jason Killian Meath, who worked on the Romney campaign in 2008 and is a former colleague of one of Mr. Romney’s top strategists today, Stuart Stevens.”

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Thanks. Is there a place on the internet that gives that kind of candidate information?

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

This?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney

VegasRick on January 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Hotair: Death to Capitalism

Love your new site slogan!

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Gingrich is disgusting on multiple levels. He thinks romney is a Meanie ? Newt go chat wit Sarah. That will be your future….. The conservative John Edwards-Romney says he repeals obiecare or offers mass waivers (thanks Obama)- to paint Romney as a capitalist is to join the liberal side.

FlaMurph on January 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Tell that to the face of those people….who VOTE!

Now, do you understand WHY it is foolish to run someone like Mitt against Obama when Romney’s background is a lodestone around his general election neck?

I’m not even including his prog Romneycare which takes that issue off the table.

He will LOSE to Obama.

And I will be here waiting to tell you: “I told you so.”

KirknBurker on January 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I think the American people are smart enough to figure out that some companies like Kodak just have to go bankrupt and restructure with the changing technology. I’m sure when Eastman first hit it big, he put a lot of medium-format film producers out of business too.

You’re essentially assuming Americans as idiots who have no idea the world is competitive and that not everyone can or should win. That’s right from the Democrats and socialists’ playbook.

haner on January 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I’m failing to understand how this is awkward. It’s not like the PAC didn’t already exist, as did Gov. Romney’s.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

The awkward part is Newt seems to know an awful lot about what is in that movie – sources NYT, WAPo etc – yet movie hasn’t been released yet.

msmveritas on January 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

A video like King of Bain could, and would, be made by the Obama campaign. Therefore, its content should be assessed now; it is part of the vetting process. If its facts are wrong, it can be effectively rebutted. If it is accurate, Romney should not be the nominee. QED.

Truizm on January 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I’m sure that Mr. Romney has some contributors that might prove awkward… if we actually knew who they were.

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Oh, you betcha!

But it’s not too difficult to figure out.

Connie on January 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Newt needs to work on that smirk.

Speakup on January 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM

O/T Wallace put the Debbie in her place today, WOW

OrthodoxJew on January 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM

OT: MSNBC is replaying the debate and Sununu is destroying the commenters now.

BuckeyeSam on January 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Newt can now buy the White House and then turn around and sell it to the highest bidder.

NickDeringer on January 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Romney is a crony capitalist who threw good hard working Americans of out their jobs so that he could build more homes for himself.

georgealbert on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

And they say Paultards use the language of the left.

napoleon on January 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

How is this awkward? I don’t think it is awkward.

Mitt has been dealing from the bottom of the deck to keep his house of cards from collapsing but admittedly Newt has a reputation for going after looser slots and chasing show girls.

Perry should just foldem right now. What’s that song? You gotta know when to foldem?

If Perry has a brain he sure has been bluffing.

Go Newt.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 3:42 PM

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