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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Though, I’m not sure I’ve seen a nickname for Huntsman supporters thus far.

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Her name is Abby.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM

LOL….

Democrats was a great answer too…

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The Rogue Tomato on January 8, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Excellent point.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM

We really do have a member of HotAir named Abby(sorry I forget the rest) who is a Huntsman supporter. I’m sure she isn’t the only one but she’s the only one I know of.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:08 PM

That picture of Newt on the hotair home page is scary… kind of Nixonian, but older. Physical stature counts, unfortunately.

And when Newt gets down in the gutter, like when he was going after Mitt on Bain Capital, much of the rationale for his candidacy disappears. Newt had previously made a big deal over the notion that he was an ‘above the fray 11th commandment’ type candidate. Newt, in that attack, just came off as petty and selfish. This was an anti-capitalist anti-Republican attack, and we’d already talked about that at length, but Newt did the same attack, again.

And, truth is, Perry, and even Mitt, have better, bolder messages than Newt’s muddled message(s). Earlier, the main message of his site was that ‘make govt serve the people.’ ? That could just as easily be mistaken for O’s message! Newt now says the election is about ‘growth and prosperity.’ Wrong! Mitt said it’s about more than just the economy, that it’s about “the soul of America.” If we make it about the economy — mark my words, we will lose to Obama.

anotherJoe on January 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM

You must have searched hi and klw ro find such a wonderfull photo.

davod on January 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM

orthodoxjew: You make a very good presentation of your point of view but I think it’s about time our candidates state emphatically who Obama is, and the philosophy he adheres to . He hates Western Culture and the Judeo -Christian Culture it brought forth. We are dealing with major evil here.

celtic warrior on January 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM

And when Newt gets down in the gutter, like when he was going after Mitt on Bain Capital, much of the rationale for his candidacy disappears. Newt had previously made a big deal over the notion that he was an ‘above the fray 11th commandment’ type candidate. Newt, in that attack, just came off as petty and selfish. This was an anti-capitalist anti-Republican attack, and we’d already talked about that at length, but Newt did the same attack, again.

anotherJoe on January 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM

What do you expect from someone whose fortunes mostly came from working in the government and finessing with those in the government?

We need to return to the Founding Fathers model of volunteer politicians. New Hampshire has it right by having short legislative sessions and paying their legislators $100 a year.

haner on January 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

anotherJoe on January 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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Wow, talk about muddled message, try reading your post.

The reason for Newt’s candidacy is that he is a proven conservative that has actually implemented a strong conservative set of laws.

What is the rational for Romney: It is one thing, he is rich and has rich friends to bankroll and multi-state run. Mitt’s message is bold? I assume you meant that tongue in cheek.. even the Wall Street Journal, a bastion of elitist Repubs, said Mitt’s plan was timid.

And the idea that Mitt Romney can talk about a soul, is idiotic. Mitt has no core values that we can see except for saying whatever he thinks fits the audience.

And today Mitt tells us that only independently rich people that don’t need to work should run for office…

Yeah, Mitt Romney…man of people, the people of Wall Street

Romney is a loser to Obama and Newt can beat him, and by the way Newt is certified conservative.

georgealbert on January 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

What did Romney say about a hot kitchen?

workingclass artist on January 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I have been trying to figurer something out over the last few weeks.When Romney or Paul campaigns or so called super packs destroy Newt with lying and misleading ads it,s called politics.Then the establishment Republicans and some of the people here at hot-air tell Newt.It,s not bean bag or if you Newt can,t stand the heat get out of the race.But then Newt fight,s back and the cries of shock and dismay and calling Newt un presidential by the likes of Dana Perino a known Romney supporter. So i guess the smiling can do no wrong Mr. perfect Romney or his packs can say any damn thing they want too.But it,s just unseemly for Newt or any other candidate to fight back.

logman1 on January 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I just wanted to mention that Twerp moved from Chicago to Lubbock to make this thread complete.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

He hates Western Culture and the Judeo -Christian Culture it brought forth. We are dealing with major evil here.

He’s been a bad President. The rest is dumb, borderline insane hyperbole.

YYZ on January 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

GOOD! Hows’ the temp in that kitchen Mittens?

hope this new found cash doesn’t make it to hot for you and HotGas!

ConcealedKerry on January 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Hey, I say go ahead and unleash the hounds on Romney. He didn’t exactly bend over backwards to do anything to stop all those negative PAC ads in Iowa now, did he? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander I’d say.

jfs756 on January 8, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I have been trying to figurer something out over the last few weeks.When Romney or Paul campaigns or so called super packs destroy Newt with lying and misleading ads it,s called politics.Then the establishment Republicans and some of the people here at hot-air tell Newt.It,s not bean bag or if you Newt can,t stand the heat get out of the race.But then Newt fight,s back and the cries of shock and dismay and calling Newt un presidential by the likes of Dana Perino a known Romney supporter. So i guess the smiling can do no wrong Mr. perfect Romney or his packs can say any damn thing they want too.But it,s just unseemly for Newt or any other candidate to fight back.

logman1 on January 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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Excellent point…it is the elitists trying to protect their bread bowl

georgealbert on January 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Good to know. /

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I agree Jazz Shaw..This is going to get ugly fast..:)

Dire Straits on January 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

We really do have a member of HotAir named Abby(sorry I forget the rest) who is a Huntsman supporter. I’m sure she isn’t the only one but she’s the only one I know of.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Somehow that makes it funnier….

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Hello friend..Good to see you..I hope all is going well..:)

Dire Straits on January 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Mitt Romney is the one they want to face. Romney is a guaranteed loser.

http://rightwingnews.com/election-2012/mitt-romney-and-other-peoples-money-aka-explaining-mitt-romneys-bain-capital-problem/

CoolChange80 on January 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Time to get Sarah Palin in the 2012 race.

CoolChange80 on January 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Awkward?

Hmmmm… and just how are Romney supporters going to react to the Many Organizations of George Soros when he decides to put 0.01% of his wealth into them to attack Mitt assuming he can handle a measly few million from a casino magnate?

You think this stuff is rough?

Whoever gets the nomination is going to get continually pounded, so you might as well start to toughen up now.

And Mitt fans may want to consider that ‘winning early’ means that the presumptive nominee doesn’t get to say much until the convention, leaving Obama & the Many Faces to run whatever they want with impunity. Which would you rather have, a quick ‘decision’ and then risk POing every other primary State by ignoring them, plus giving O & MF free run OR getting Mitts face up in each and every State with his own campaign making the case against a few other nominees that they have a better route and, thus, eat up valuable air time so O & MF can’t dominate it?

If I were Mitt and I thought I was going to win, I would want the latter: more exposure, a tougher road but able to make my case far and wide, plus depriving Obama of airtime or at least giving him competition for months until the convention. Yeah, it eats up money? So? Mitt is poor?

And all the other candidates should want the longest possible primary season they can get to keep THEIR messages goin and eat up Obama air time.

So what if you burn through money now? You can get more post-convention and you then have a good case to make to the American people that you can survive a rough nomination and, thusly, a rough campaign.

ajacksonian on January 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Dire Straits on January 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Everything is good, how about with you?

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I know!!!

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Time to get Sarah Palin in the 2012 race.

CoolChange80 on January 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Intriguing thought. Talk about meltdown. The Mittbots would go absolutely batsh1t drooling insane.

ddrintn on January 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Talk about meltdown. The Mittbots would go absolutely batsh1t drooling insane.

ddrintn on January 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

It would be like old times.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Is this casino guy really pro-newt or does he have some suspicious motive he can afford to push.If he’s really pro-newt can anybody tell me the connection if any?

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Teebow 9 yard run. Denver 20, Stillers 13 and now Broncos are in field goal range on the Stiller 24.

Second and 10 on the 24. Brought to you by the Frobenius Broadcast network.

Now 3rd and 5. Now Teebow pass 1st down on the 12.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Everything is good..:)

Dire Straits on January 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Teebow stutter steps to the 10. Three yard gain. Second and seven. Now a 10 yard flag against broncos. Second and 17. Good gravey.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

A red-zone penalty hosed Denver but now there is a face mask against Stillers and they didn’t call it. Typical. The Denver Crowd boos on the replay.

Field goal from the 35: Denver 23, Stillers 13.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Newt is entitled to have pac just like Romney

gerrym51 on January 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Newts a smart guy, but not electable.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Mitt’s message is bold? I assume you meant that tongue in cheek..

georgealbert on January 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Notice I said “even” Mitt’s message is better. Here we can be objective and look just at the words, not anything else. I have been bitterly anti-Mitt, check my posts. At the same time I’ve been calling for the candidates to present a succinct ‘profound’ message that goes beyond the economy.

And in last night’s debate I was very surprised to see that it was Mitt that was adopting ‘my’ advise, saying that the election is about more than just the economy, that it is “about the soul of America.” (Also, implied was that this battle for the soul would pivot on whether we would succumb to becoming an unproductive freedom-compromised European style social welfare state.)

anotherJoe on January 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I like Mitt’s family, but he has too many bad issues going against him. This Bain ordeal is a campaign killer — especially on the heels of the financial collapse.

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

And in last night’s debate I was very surprised to see that it was Mitt that was adopting ‘my’ advise, saying that the election is about more than just the economy, that it is “about the soul of America.” (Also, implied was that this battle for the soul would pivot on whether we would succumb to becoming an unproductive freedom-compromised European style social welfare state.)

anotherJoe on January 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Mitt’s not electable. He governed as a liberal Democrat in MA while making his fortune looting struggling industries. The GOP needs to look elsewhere after NH.

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Obama and company and policies have closed many more small businesses than Bain ever did. This an unwise card for O to play and force comparison statistics.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

That’s not how it works.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 7:32 PM

He governed as a liberal Democrat in MA

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Again, until today, I have been strongly anti-Mitt. Why am I maybe warming to him? It is a complex tapestry… a feeling.

One is that maybe he, like Perry, in the competitive campaign game has gotten a bum rap (remember how he was the conservative in ’08!). Maybe even Romneycare, despite Obama’s words, is not tantamount to Obamacare. We have heard, and I even said similar, that he governed like a Dem. That’s “just words.” I hear the Mittbots maintaining that that is untrue. What is the evidence?

anotherJoe on January 8, 2012 at 7:41 PM

However a company that doesn’t make money you close it, and people lose their jobs, Which is exactly what Romney did

OrthodoxJew on January 8, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I get your point here, small business all the way, but man you have to be careful on how you (Romney) posits this because it doesn’t go over very well to the average voter – downsized/out of work/scared to death voter. Makes me think of the move “Pretty Woman” (sorry, sorry for Hollywood referencing) with Gere playing the corporate raider (buys companies, tosses people out of work – all for the investors returns) who gets the epiphany in the end, throws his arm over the old guys shoulders and states “we are going to build boats together” The positive, building up and not tearing down plays better. I don’t know how, but Romney is going to have to reframe what happened at Bain a bit better then “Look what I did for Staples” Decimated steel mill towns and the attending damage can garner a lot of sympathy.,

DoubleClutchin on January 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM

The producer of the film, Barry Bennett, a former consultant to a super PAC that supports Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, said he came up with the idea to make the film himself.

Mr. Bennett said he had purchased an “opposition research book” on Mr. Romney compiled by the staff of a Republican rival during the 2008 campaign and had found its contents “stunning.”

“David Axelrod,” he said, referring to Mr. Obama’s strategist, “is going to have a heyday with this and Republicans need to know this story before we nominate this guy.”

Bye, Mitt. We don’t need an unelectable candidate giving Obama another four years to ruin the country and appoint activist justices.

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Somebody dredged up an old Kennedy ad…In this economy & political climate this is bad.

“Back in 1994, when Mitt Romney was running for the US Senate in what would become a failed bid to unseat Senator Edward M. “Teddy” Kennedy, the Kennedy campaign put together one ad they didn’t air, and you probably haven’t seen. It covers the period of time when Mitt Romney was at Bain Capital, allegedly “saving the company” but what it reveals is something you might have guessed: Bain Capital was the beneficiary of $10million in forgiveness from the FDIC. In short, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation bailed out Bain Capital, and while you’ve been told what a swell businessman Willard “Mitt” Romney is, this un-aired ad from 1994 may tell us a bit of the truth:”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c0y3FDgxf8&feature=player_embedded

http://markamerica.com/2011/12/29/romney-bain-capital-bail-outs-and-an-un-aired-kennedy-ad/

workingclass artist on January 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

“I’m a capitalist, I’m a conservative,” he said. “I’ve spent a lot of time defending free enterprise from a biblical perspective.”

But Bain Capital, he said, did not fit the model of responsible corporate citizenship.

“If this is free enterprise, then conservatives should have nothing to do with it,” he said. “It is predatory paper-shuffling. Mitt Romney was engaged in the engineered destruction of free enterprise,” including raiding workers’ pension and health care funds to finance corporate takeovers, he said.

Romney is a crook to boot. :-(

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

ha, Newt’s campaign manager was just on Fox and said he doesn’t know anything about it other than what’s reported in the news. Shep mocked him with “yeah you’re not supposed to coordinate”….

Sheya on January 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Cindy It can be spun that way and made to work. Very risky. It only worked en MA because of gifted spinning.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

ha, Newt’s campaign manager was just on Fox and said he doesn’t know anything about it other than what’s reported in the news. Shep mocked him with “yeah you’re not supposed to coordinate”….

Sheya on January 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

It’s illegal to coordinate, per Mitt Romney’s words. I just hope Mitt can take the heat in the kitchen — you know, politics ain’t beanbag and all of that.

Punchenko on January 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Obama and company and policies have closed many more small businesses than Bain ever did. This an unwise card for O to play and force comparison statistics.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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Maybe so, but Repubs are nominating Obama, it is bad enough some Repubs want to all but guarantee Obama another four years by nominating Romney.

Romney is just not electable…all you need to do is look at the math of the electoral college.

We need to be sure that Romney fails, otherwise it is a big win for Obama and the hard, radical left

Newt is the best chance we have …so I hope Shelly gives that Super Pac another $10MM to tell the nasty truth about Romney

georgealbert on January 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

While tax laws and regulations can surely impact the viability of a business, there are too many ways to equate it with bad practices on the part of the business, i.e. not enough cash on hand, too much debt, etc. etc. Bain bought businesses and reworked them and they either stood or fell. It will be interesting to see how the steel company is played because that whole industry went belly up. The long and short of it is that Obama gets some fuzzy blame for the overall economy, individual business failures will be hard to pin on him.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM

“An ex-Romney adviser is unleashing a half-hour attack video blasting Mitt’s work at Bain Capital. A pro-Gingrich super PAC just scooped it up. Peter J. Boyer reports…

The video, called When Mitt Romney Came to Town, is a slick production focusing on Romney’s tenure as CEO of Bain Capital, a private investment firm.

According to four sources familiar with the project, the film was commissioned by Barry Bennett, a conservative activist who was once chief of staff for Ohio Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. Bennett is now at the Alliance for America’s Future, a Virginia-based group whose principals include Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. (Bennett declined a request for comment).

When Mitt Romney Came to Town focuses on four case studies of Bain’s acquisitions—a Florida-based company called UniMac, which produced commercial laundry equipment; KayBee Toys; the electronics company DDI; and AmPad, an Indiana-based office-supply producer. The key result of these transactions, the film asserts, was “spectacular returns” for Bain through “stripping American businesses of assets, selling everything to the highest bidder, and often killing jobs for big financial rewards.”

Bennett began to pitch the film to people associated with Romney’s competitors several weeks ago, according to the sources, but potential buyers at first shied away from the project.

The filmmaker, Jason Killian Meath, is an award-winning director who worked on Romney political ads in Romney’s run against John McCain in 2004. When Romney retained the services of SSG for his current presidential bid, Meath was not part of the team. Meath declined to comment on the film, or upon his motives in making it…

Romney’s candidacy, and the sense of inevitability attending it, has rankled some conservatives within the Republican Party from the start of the presidential-candidates race…”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/06/new-anti-romney-video-attacks-bain-capital-work.html

workingclass artist on January 8, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Wondering what nastiness all these Sup PACS will come up with now. They could wreak havoc for the American people if not careful. I would like to see ALLof them abolished.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

He doesn’t get fuzzy blame from me. He has caused more and wider havoc than Bain ever has. My take on the ‘spin’ you see.Your take different. ‘Twas ever thus.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Teebow does it again. WOW

THE FIRST PASS IN OVERTIME BY TEEBOW WENT 80 YARDS.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

It’s not fuzzy for me either but those squishy middle/indie you like so much fall for it every day.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM

It was beautiful!!!!

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:10 PM

It was beautiful!!!!

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:10 PM

You got that right girl. (:

I love me some Teebow. The dude is awesome and he prolly drives the libs nuts because he prays. He is magical.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

My daughter graduated from Nease but before Tebow’s time. So he’s from our neck of the woods.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Cindy, I AM one. On the right hand side of center, but basically a political moderate.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

This squishy moderate simply wants O out of office and will vote for the person she feels can oust him. Right now that’s Romney.

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

If it makes you feel any better, I’m going to vote for whoever the nominee is and as long is you will to, we might just be okay.

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

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Don’t mind me, I want someone who will shake it up. I don’t think that person exists in this crop. But whether you like the treatment Gov. Romney is getting or not, it is NOTHING to what Obama will do to him.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Good. I used to be a big Newt fan. But no longer. Still he’s better than Øbama, and I’m glad to see he got the $5M dunk.

C’mon now Newt, attack Øbama, not Romnay.

petefrt on January 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

petefrt on January 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Nope, he’s going to toughen Romney up for the bigs.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

My daughter graduated from Nease but before Tebow’s time. So he’s from our neck of the woods.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Your neck of the woods must have some good people since you and Tebow are representin’.

Munford/Tebow 2012
Hope, Change and better Storm Drains.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Obama will go for the kill on this point-with the pathetic old folk-I’m one of them too. But if we want O out,out out we’d better hope Romney’s prepared a killer defense…and a killer offense. My feeble contribution to the football meme. LOL

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Love it!!!

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM

jeanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I tend to be pessimistic considering the treatment the media gives Obama. Good job on the football analogy.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Mitt Romney: Vulture Capitalist!

CoolChange80 on January 8, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Noted tool Bill Maher hardest hit by the Tebow 80-yard bomb on the very first play in overtime.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I for one will vote for any one…ABO

But i do think Rs need to sharpen their msg. Obama is messaging a new way of governing…and if he wins he will be all the more aggressive, having the ‘political capital’ necessary to change the way government works.

FDR tried this…and was reigned in by the scotus to a certain extent. So barry will try again…and the tools/levers he has are much greater than FDR. And, i imagine, that obama is much more personally radical than FDR. I don’t think FDR would have had celebrity Halloween parties during the depression. But maybe i’m wrong

Left-wing standard bearers Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation and Robert Borosage of the Institute for Policy Studies went so far as to argue that Obama should bypass Congress whenever necessary and govern using his executive authority over the government’s regulatory agencies. This autocratic agenda of enhanced executive authority has strong support with people close to White House, such as John Podesta of the Center for American Progress, a left-liberal think tank. “The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy,” Podesta has written. “These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country.”

Podesta has proposed what amounts to a national, more ideological variant of what in Obama’s home state is known as “The Chicago Way.”

Borosage wrote in HuffPo that depression weren’t such bad things because you could get a lot of ‘stuff’ done.

The article is not optimistic about barry’s second term.

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

r keller on January 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Depressing measure of the GOP candidates.

Bachmann had a B-, now the best we have is a solid C.

If any of these clowns becomes POTUS and grants legalization to 12 million foreign invaders, what’s the purpose of being a citizen of such a country, when citizenship is so devalued?

And these candidates don’t realize that standing up for strict law enforcement, with no form of amnesty, is a politically winning strategy — even 40% of Hispanics are for it.

fred5678 on January 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Romney nor Paul will ever get my vote. They will sink the GOP.

One was the base of Obamacare. The other would let Isreal sink into the sea. And you Romey folk can keep chanting in line…IDGAB…IDGAB….

Like Zombies repeat with Romney…I …did…good…..at..Bain

Gedge on January 8, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Wonder how much of that money will go after Mitt Romney? Follow up, will Mitt’s numbers take a nosedive like Newt’s in Iowa? Bain Capital 27min ad not good, get those folks talking about how they lost their pensions and life careers, while Mitt engaged in vulture-venture capitalism making millions off of their misfortunes. Still making money off of shattered dreams and homesteads turned upside down. Capitalism at its worst. Mitt is the poster boy for Wall Street run amok. Just Google Mitt Romney Bain Capital and search images.

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2007/06/25/1182777539_1275.jpg

Or maybe Newt-pac will go after the elitist arrest record of Mitt Romney from 1984. This is just now getting fun~

sunshinek67 on January 8, 2012 at 11:02 PM

This Gingrich SuperPac is doing Romney a favor, actually. Get this misleading crap out in the open, to much fanfare, VERY early, so it can be poked and prodded and dissected and shot down as early as possible. Romney and his team will show some chops and skill is deflating it now, and then it won’t have a fraction of the staying power later in the year when Obama tries to “October Surprise” it on the electorate.

What next? Gingrich going to spring on everyone how Romney’s a scary Mormon?

AttilaTheHun on January 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Money Money Money

lexhamfox on January 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I see the anti-Romney people have decided capitalism is a bad thing. Do you have to resign from the Tea Party when you join Occupy Wall Street?

Adjoran on January 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I see the anti-Romney people have decided capitalism is a bad thing. Do you have to resign from the Tea Party when you join Occupy Wall Street?

Adjoran on January 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Not if they Occupy Boston Harbor.

haner on January 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I see the anti-Romney people have decided capitalism is a bad thing. Do you have to resign from the Tea Party when you join Occupy Wall Street?

Adjoran

Good question, lol. I don’t even like the guy, but geez, that’s no reason to go full libtard. Maybe next they can give Newt a hard time for daring to shop Tiffany’s. Oh….wait….too late.

xblade on January 9, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I see the anti-Romney people have decided capitalism is a bad thing. Do you have to resign from the Tea Party when you join Occupy Wall Street?

Adjoran on January 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Crony capitalism is a bad thing and Mitt’s “electability” argument isn’t going to hold up. He spent his day in Rochester today trying to fool people into believing he was a shelf stocking guy at Staples, for goodness sakes. He’s even going so far as to talk about his wife’s grandfather’s Welsh coal mining history in order to appear as if he has links to working people. It is getting really, really pathetic. Better to get Mitt out now then to lose with him come November.

Punchenko on January 9, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Punchenko on January 9, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Yep. Mitt is plastic and fake. People notice the inauthenticity. He cannot inspire anything but cheap shots, as evidenced by his ranks here.

Gingrich, for all that he is a little cartoonish, seems more authentic. People aren’t interested in electing the rich guy just because he’s rich, or the businessman just for his business. (And neither of those things are bad in and of themselves; they are merely irrelevant.) As long as the competitors are in the same league, people don’t vote for resumes. People vote for authenticity. Romney doesn’t have it, and Obama can fake it. That’s just plain truth.

alwaysfiredup on January 9, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Also: Crappy cover photo. Come on, HA.

alwaysfiredup on January 9, 2012 at 2:52 AM

Romney will withstand the pressure just fine. He is going to face and beat Obama who will be just as nasty.

scotash on January 9, 2012 at 3:25 AM

I see the anti-Romney people have decided capitalism is a bad thing. Do you have to resign from the Tea Party when you join Occupy Wall Street?

Adjoran on January 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM

This quote applies especially to Newt’s recent strange liberal comments, and also wins a place in my archives.

scotash on January 9, 2012 at 3:29 AM

The only thing I see “awkward”, to use Jaz Shaw’s word, are so called conservatives whining about an individual contributing money to their favorite candidate. Who cares how much it is? Before you know it we’ll have so called conservatives sponsoring bills to limit a persons right to give a lot of money to candidates. Oh wait….

bgibbs1000 on January 9, 2012 at 4:19 AM

I didn’t hear Jazz Shaw whining about Romney’s or Paul’s “negative ads” in Iowa. So cut the double standards, cr*p.

Gingrich is the only candidate of this bunch who can control and refocus the debate to issues which matter. Witness the countless moments of Leftist drivel in the debates which were cut short because Gingrich turned the tables on the matter.

Gingrich is the only one running who has the experience and cojones to fight and defeat The Obama Machine.

Czar of Defenestration on January 9, 2012 at 5:52 AM

Why the bias against Newt from HotAir. They are giving a double standard. Rich people have given millions to Romney and his Super Pac. So why beat up on Newt and a person who donated. This is why we can’t get a next generation of true Common Sense Conservatives to run for office and kick out the corrupt politicans, because even Hot Air beats people up.

I didn’t hear Jazz Shaw whining about Romney’s or Paul’s “negative ads” in Iowa. So cut the double standards, cr*p.

Gingrich is the only candidate of this bunch who can control and refocus the debate to issues which matter. Witness the countless moments of Leftist drivel in the debates which were cut short because Gingrich turned the tables on the matter.

Gingrich is the only one running who has the experience and cojones to fight and defeat The Obama Machine.

blondie2011 on January 9, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I see the anti-Romney people have decided capitalism is a bad thing. Do you have to resign from the Tea Party when you join Occupy Wall Street?

Adjoran

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Romney will withstand the pressure just fine. He is going to face and beat Obama who will be just as nasty.

scotash on January 9, 2012 at 3:25 AM

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Newt will inadvertently de-fuse this issue for Mitt, and then slink away back into the Washington bog of lobbists and self servers from which he immerged. See ya Newt!

jibjab75 on January 9, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Hmmm…

Jaibones on January 9, 2012 at 6:26 AM

“Why the bias against Newt from HotAir.”
blondie2011 on January 9, 2012 at 6:11 AM

My only guess is that, as the new owners of HA – the folks of Townhall – are of that (cough cough) “centrist” nature, they have indicated what spin they expect from their employees. As much as I am *not* surprised to hear such §&%!# from Shaw and AP, it saddens me to hear more than hints of the same ugly scent from Mr. Morrissey.

Czar of Defenestration on January 9, 2012 at 7:50 AM

“Why the bias against Newt from HotAir.”
blondie2011 on January 9, 2012 at 6:11 AM

My only guess is that, as the new owners of HA – the folks of Townhall – are of that (cough cough) “centrist” nature, they have indicated what spin they expect from their employees. As much as I am *not* surprised to hear such §&%!# from Shaw and AP, it saddens me to hear more than hints of the same ugly scent from Mr. Morrissey.

Czar of Defenestration on January 9, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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I agree, very sad. HA is turning into just another DC centered, elitist outlet for towing the line for the lobbyists in Washington.

They know Newt would really change DC and the K-Street boys are spending all their money they stole from taxpayers to promote their boy Romney the crony capitalist they know will lose to Obama or if by some small chance he wins, they know Romney is a total establishment guy controlled by $$$$ and not principles. Just read the Bain story in today’s WSJ…Axel will use that to destroy Romney

georgealbert on January 9, 2012 at 7:57 AM

*I’d* like to hear more reporting on how Romney bought up – if I understand correctly – ALL advertising slots in NH; that would be the Romney version of Obama’s “eliminate-the-competition” approach. Any takers, you HA sleuths?

Czar of Defenestration on January 9, 2012 at 7:58 AM

When Romney or Paul campaigns or so called super packs…

Here is a site that lists the top contributors to each candidates election. The numbers include each organizations’ PACs.

The top three for Romney are:
1) Goldman Sachs
2) Credit Suisse
3) Morgan Stanley

The top three for Ron Paul are:
1) US Army
2) US Air Force
3) US Navy

dave742 on January 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

dave742 on January 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Bull. Ron Paul’s Support Among Military? 4.4% … At Best.

Islamacist Troll.

kingsjester on January 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Now. About Mitt.

kingsjester on January 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Romney is a cuthroat-heartless-piranha venture capitalist

But he’s to much of a milqtoast to take on Obama.

you can’t win with ABR people

gerry-mittbot

gerrym51 on January 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Islamacist Troll.

Your article is senseless. If the author wants to use third-grade logic to claim that Paul’s support among the military is 4.4%, then using the same logic, Romney’s would be close to zero. All of the author’s caveats about military members not declaring their status, etc., also apllies equally to all candidates. The point is valid.

I guess I should expect third-grade logic from a website that calls themselves “Canada’s Free Press”, yet has no articles about Canada.

dave742 on January 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

This is why we need a candidate who is against ‘crony capitalism’

Palin needs to join the race.

ChuckTX on January 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

dave742 on January 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Better than quoting from ronpaul2012.com.

kingsjester on January 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

THIS ODIOUS “PLEDGE” IS SHAMEFUL and THE CANDIDATES WHO SIGNED IT ARE SHAMELESS:

http://www.personhoodusa.com/blog/personhood-republican-presidential-candidate-pledge

This “pledge” not only contradicts principles of freedom and liberty for ALL AMERICANS; it undermines freedom and liberty for any candidate who signs it! What conservative would sign away their freedom?!

This is unconscionable and disgusting. Why would ANY Republican agree to allow a small group of ideologues and zealots to so blatantly make a mockery of Constitutional rights of decision, freedom of speech, freedom of religious expression, scientific advances in stem cell research and a host of other perfectly God-given and UNALIENABLE rights?! To give away the rights the founders bestowed on us in the Constitution??! To so brazenly defy every Republican principle and value; for indeed, having ONE’S OWN OPINION and the right to express it is the bedrock of freedom and liberty.

I am proud to see that Mitt Romney refused to sign such an odious pledge. As for the rest, including Ron Paul, well, you are liars and hypocrites, and I will not vote for any one of you.

mountainaires on January 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

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