Gingrich selling access to donor list?

posted at 9:16 am on April 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that Newt Gingrich’s donors have pleaded with the candidate to stay in the race.  They may end getting more than they bargained for, or at least their inboxes and mailboxes might.  Politico reports that Gingrich will sell access to his donor list in an attempt to raise money for the campaign, a move usually reserved for after the campaign ends:

Scrambling to dig himself out of a $4.5 million hole, the former House speaker has resorted to renting his presidential campaign’s most valuable asset – its donor list – for as much as $26,000-a-pop.

It’s a risky move for an active presidential campaign to give outsiders access to his best supporters and possibly donors who could be easily turned off — just as he says he’s trying to mount a comeback. Diminishing his best asset looks more like a sign of surrender, rather than a genuine effort to challenge Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination. …

The scramble to retire debt comes as Newt Gingrich is loaning his campaign thousands of dollars to keep him out on the trail, and he’s eying an uncertain political and financial future, since “Newt, Inc.” – the network of companies and non-profits that made his fortune – has crumbled.

How did they get so far into the hole?  Politico quotes unnamed campaign insiders who claim that Gingrich refused to scale down his operations even after the money stopped flowing into the campaign.  They describe an “entourage” for Callista Gingrich, although that “entourage” only consisted of two aides, which hardly sounds Elvis-ish.  (One of the aides reportedly dressed occasionally in an elephant costume to help Mrs. Gingrich promote her children’s book, though.)  The use of private jets ran up the cost, but Politico’s sources also criticize the Gingriches for maintaining their security details, which doesn’t exactly sound like a luxury for a serious presidential candidate.

But does the sale of access to donor lists mean the campaign has come to an effective end?  Campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond denies it, arguing that the campaign is just “pursuing new sources of revenue,” but the same donors who were encouraging Gingrich to stay in the race might be less enthusiastic after telemarketers begin flooding them with contacts.

Donors have to know these days that their information will eventually get shared with other campaigns and political organizations, at the very least, if not sold to high bidders at the end of campaigns, so the fact that they have ended up on a marketing list shouldn’t shock anyone — but it will make the campaign look a lot less serious about running for President and a lot more interested in being focused on cash for the sake of cash alone.  That’s not a recipe for a comeback in credibility, let alone support.


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I saw his Tiffany’s cufflinks on eBay.

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Sorry, I don’t get the logic in this at all. I think we are very lucky that the Gingrich train crashed and burned, Newt’s kind of a shifty little troll.

BettyRuth on April 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM

It’s irresponsible, IMO, to keep siphoning $$ from supporters when you know you don’t stand a chance in hell of winning.
What’s really irresponsible is when you keep going & are in DEBT.

More & more it seems to me that the campaign trail is nothing more than an alternate way to make a living for these political has-beens.

Badger40 on April 13, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Sorry, I don’t get the logic in this at all. I think we are very lucky that the Gingrich train crashed and burned, Newt’s kind of a shifty little troll.

BettyRuth on April 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Not the rock-ribbed conservative and sure bet for freedom that Willard is, that’s for dang sure.

swinia sutki on April 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM

How did they get so far into the hole?

Inflation? :)

Fallon on April 13, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Geez, Newt. Just call it a day. When Mittens’ wife is now getting attacked, you know the guy is all but officially the GOP candidate. Even Santorum who was ahead of you in delegates and equally starved for cash knew to get out now before it became an embarrassment.

Doughboy on April 13, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Not the rock-ribbed conservative and sure bet for freedom that Willard is, that’s for dang sure.

swinia sutki on April 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Isn’t that chip starting to make your shoulder ache?

BettyRuth on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Newt – great mind – wonderful ideas – terrible vehicle carrying them

jake-the-goose on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Like I said: Gingrich is for sale to the highest bidder. I hope the clueless people who thought Gingrich was some great conservative learn a lesson from this campaign. Gingrich is a closet Progressive and now it’s becoming obvious to even the clueless.

NickDeringer on April 13, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I’m starting to feel embarrassed for him, which is quite a feat.

Time to hang it up, Newt, and put an end to the charade.

changer1701 on April 13, 2012 at 9:28 AM

But does the sale of access to donor lists mean the campaign has come to an effective end?

Is anybody but Newt suggesting that the angry troll still has a viable campaign? The GOP nominee is going to be Romney. Newt can go back into private life tarnished from his pre-campaign image where all he had to deal with is pictures of him snuggling with Pelosi on a couch.

Happy Nomad on April 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM

A Journalistic Tip if you might indulge me Ed …

Headlines that finish with a question mark??????

I would say that unless the preceding headline is, Asteroid to hit Earth? Or … Has a Nuke been smuggled into NY by AQ? Probably not really fair or worth posting. Just saying.

As much as I understand the human impulse to post a “My worst enemy may be a cross-dresser?

Probably not real journalism pal.

Again, just saying.

MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I’m starting to feel embarrassed for him, which is quite a feat.

Time to hang it up, Newt, and put an end to the charade.

changer1701 on April 13, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Yep – it’s a train wreck now.

gophergirl on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Isn’t it great that I never gave him a cent?

Archivarix on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM

How did they get so far into the hole?

Bush and/or speculators?

The millionaires and billionaires weren’t paying their fair share?

BobMbx on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Isn’t that chip starting to make your shoulder ache?

BettyRuth on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Probably not, as truth has no weight, but enlightens your burdens. You should try it sometime.

MooCowBang on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Newt has sunk so low, he has made his Nevada press conference look like a high point.

tbrickert on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Boy, I can remember when many people in here were supporting this clown. It was really depressing.

rubberneck on April 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Why would anyone buy a list with only 3 names on it?

barnone on April 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM

How did they get so far into the hole?
Bush and/or speculators?

The millionaires and billionaires weren’t paying their fair share?

BobMbx on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM

The GOP establishment bullies stole Newt’s lunch money and gave him a wedgie. Who can recover from that?

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Why would anyone buy a list with only 3 names on it?

barnone on April 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM

This is a guy who talked three women into marrying him.

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Getting kind of sad to watch this slow motion train wreck. Just get out Newt. Do it for the children.

msupertas on April 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Sorry, I don’t know who you’re talking about.

I know at least three people named Newt Gingrich.

fossten on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

BTW: To all you sanctimonious posters bashing Newt. There has been one … and only one … American conservative in my lifetime (born in 1962) that has had more positive impact on our movement and our country than Newt. And he is buried in Simi Valley, CA.

“Conservative” Romney supporters and the GOP establishment behavior in this primary season speaks volumes about the character of themselves … Not of a man who did more to advance our beliefs than all of the pundit and commentator class combined. Shame.

Loyalty and respect used to be important in our movement. Sad really.

MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Boy, I can remember when many people in here were supporting this clown. It was really depressing.

rubberneck on April 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM

It was merely embarrassing (although INTENSELY so) for their support for him was as deep as a puddle. It wasn’t about Newt at all. He was a Not-Romney and that was good enough for some people.

thebrokenrattle on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 AM

I’d donare, but I’d hate getting spam mail and junk calls from Moon Base Alpha.

whatcat on April 13, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Tell me again how Newt was the salvation of all things conservative. I mean, isn’t confidentiality a conservative principal.

Snake307 on April 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM

MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Mark,

The Newt of 1994 is not the Newt campaigning in 2012. Ideas aside, Newt has run a terrible campaign and was not up to the challenge of getting the nomination. I think you could at least agree with that.

Happy Nomad on April 13, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Not of a man who did more to advance our beliefs than all of the pundit and commentator class combined. Shame.
MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

He’s certainly advanced our fundamental belief in Tiffany’s.

whatcat on April 13, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Get the hell out! It’s over… it’s been over… go!

BobScuba on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Heh. When I sent my latest donation after Santorum dropped out, I predicted that “the list” of people who did so would become a highly sought-after mailing list by conservative groups and anyone who markets to conservatives. I also thought it would be a valuable historical document for the archaeologists that dig up the remains of our civilization a thousand years from now: “here are the names of those stubborn Americans who refused to comply with the apocalypse”

joe_doufu on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I meant to add, I had no idea my prophecy would come true so soon!

joe_doufu on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

BTW: To all you sanctimonious posters bashing Newt. There has been one … and only one … American conservative in my lifetime (born in 1962) that has had more positive impact on our movement and our country than Newt. And he is buried in Simi Valley, CA.

“Conservative” Romney supporters and the GOP establishment behavior in this primary season speaks volumes about the character of themselves … Not of a man who did more to advance our beliefs than all of the pundit and commentator class combined. Shame.

Loyalty and respect used to be important in our movement. Sad really.

MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Who’s being sanctimonious? Newt has no shot at the nomination. ZERO! He has no money, a ton of debt, even that casino owner who was bankrolling his SuperPAC has headed for the hills, and Romney has a comfortable lead in delegates, a ton of endorsements, and is being treated by everyone in the nation as the GOP nominee(especially after Rosengate).

It’s time Newt start living in the real world and concede the inevitable.

Doughboy on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Will there be a thread about his audition for a gig on CNN? He has been saying a lot of stupid things lately, such as Fox News being less balanced than CNN and how Republicans don’t read books.

Or are the TruCons at the point where they have to hate Fox now?

antisense on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Why would anyone buy a list with only 3 names on it?

barnone on April 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM

And, all of them Hilary Rosen?

(I know, too easy.)

Fallon on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM

BTW: To all you sanctimonious posters bashing Newt. There has been one … and only one … American conservative in my lifetime (born in 1962) that has had more positive impact on our movement and our country than Newt. And he is buried in Simi Valley, CA.

“Conservative” Romney supporters and the GOP establishment behavior in this primary season speaks volumes about the character of themselves … Not of a man who did more to advance our beliefs than all of the pundit and commentator class combined. Shame.

Loyalty and respect used to be important in our movement. Sad really.

MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Agreed. Born in ’63. But being the conservative stalwart wasn’t getting him anywhere. Fantastic speaker, although he got Clinton re-elected by dragging him back to the center. He’s sticking around for all the wrong reasons…anger…revenge. I’m trying to be pragmatic, we have to slow this socialist choo choo down or we could elect Barry Goldwater in 2016 and it would be too late.

msupertas on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Politico quotes unnamed campaign insiders who claim that Gingrich refused to scale down his operations even after the money stopped flowing into the campaign.

Santorum was responsible enough to realize that when the money stopped coming in to stop spending. You have to be a good steward with OPM.

whatcat on April 13, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Or are the TruCons at the point where they have to hate Fox now?

antisense on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Oh FoxNews was hated a long time ago. FoxNews is part of the wicked “establishment” which forced Romney “down their throats”, dontcha know. So just like ’92, ’96, ’00, ’04 and ’08 they are once again victims who are in “full rebellion mode”…again.

rhombus on April 13, 2012 at 9:56 AM

It was merely embarrassing (although INTENSELY so) for their support for him was as deep as a puddle. It wasn’t about Newt at all. He was a Not-Romney and that was good enough for some people.

thebrokenrattle on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Nah, I liked him (and still like some things about him). I find his recent behavior and travails extremely discouraging, though. I admit these periodic blowups would have been bad in the general.

Doomberg on April 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Oh FoxNews was hated a long time ago.

They hire a lot of hot working women though.

Newt’s gotta like that.

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Who’s being sanctimonious? Newt has no shot at the nomination. ZERO! He has no money, a ton of debt, even that casino owner who was bankrolling his SuperPAC has headed for the hills, and Romney has a comfortable lead in delegates, a ton of endorsements, and is being treated by everyone in the nation as the GOP nominee(especially after Rosengate).

It’s time Newt start living in the real world and concede the inevitable.

Doughboy on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

No disagreement … But I still think you know what I’m talking about.

MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

And the Romney haters would have us believe this guy was better?

echosyst on April 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

If it wasn’t for HotAir’s wall to wall Gingrich coverage, I wouldn’t even know he’s still in the race.

Of course it is just constant Gingrich making a fool of himself. This guy has basically shed whatever credibility he ever had. He is Howard Dean of the GOP.

Spliff Menendez on April 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

He is Howard Dean of the GOP.

Spliff Menendez on April 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

That is one astute observation. Thank you.

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 10:22 AM

And the Romney haters would have us believe this guy was better?

echosyst on April 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Being a douche isn’t beneficial to Romney’s GOTV efforts.

Spliff Menendez on April 13, 2012 at 10:22 AM

They hire a lot of hot working women though.

Newt’s gotta like that.

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Is that what Newt’s spending the donations on? Working women?

rhombus on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM

BTW: To all you sanctimonious posters bashing Newt. There has been one … and only one … American conservativeinmy lifetime (bornin1962) thathas had more positive impact on our movement and our country than Newt. And he is buried in Simi Valley, CA.

“Conservative” Romney supporters and the GOP establishment behavior in this primary season speaks volumes aboutthecharacter ofthemselves… Not of a man who did more to advance our beliefs than all of the pundit and commentator class combined. Shame.

Loyalty and respect used to be important in our movement. Sad really.

MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Just because someone used to be the fastest driver in the world doesn’t mean it’s cool to hand them the keys once they’ve gotten old and senile.

Spliff Menendez on April 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I think the way he’s run this campaign is pretty good indicator of how he would run the country if he ever actually got elected President. I would say he makes a compelling argument as Obama-lite.

Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

And the Romney haters would have us believe this guy was better?

echosyst on April 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Remember, to them, Obama would be better.

thebrokenrattle on April 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

It’s time Newt start living in the real world and concede the inevitable.

Doughboy on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Spiteful Newt hasn’t gotten over what Mitt did to him in IA, and who knows if he ever will. I didn’t agree with Romney’s tactics there, but it sure ended up showing us that Newt wasn’t the right person for the task at hand – would anybody be terribly surprised if they saw him get back on the couch with Nancy?

Newt’s devisive, and he reminds me too much of Pat Buchanan. Blecch.

Bizarro No. 1 on April 13, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Put on a dress and start singing Newt!

KOOLAID2 on April 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

They hire a lot of hot working women though.

Newt’s gotta like that.

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Is that what Newt’s spending the donations on? Working women?

rhombus on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Newt’s been working women, I mean for working women, his entire career.

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Where’s the savant who bragged the other day about just making another donation to Newt?

I’m thinking Newt’s pissed again because Hume had him on the verge of tears, realizing his political career was ending and Newt Inc is entering bankruptcy court.

The ’12 GOP primary really is Hannity’s fault.

Since ’08, he never stopped with that “when ya gonna announce for President, Mr. Speaker/Senator/Congresswoman/TheDonald/whoever” bull$hite line, because his brain on TV has the depth of a needle scratched record.

Beck holds his share of blame, too, I should add. He ended Newt’s contention.

budfox on April 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

I should add. He ended Newt’s contention.

budfox on April 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Let’s not forget the “my nomination is inevitable” arrogance early on.

Happy Nomad on April 13, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Cue the, “Only a RHINO would be against this move by Newt.”

Exit questions; Is Newt and his wife still flying 1st class? Have they made any personal sacrifices or are they just selling people’s personal info and screwing over small businesses by not paying them what they owe?

TEPJoePa on April 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Give it up, Newt!

You are no longer in the center arena of this circus we call the presidential race. You are a sideshow and your clowns or aides in elephant costumes have overstayed their welcome.

Get back on the couch with Pelosi and carry water for Scozzafava, you charlatan!

islandman78 on April 13, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I just received one
Subject line was: Will you be my Sugar Daddy

Bradky on April 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM

That lil’ conservative tramp, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware sold our information w/o our permission after we supported her campaign.
Since then, we’ve been inundated with crap mail asking for money.

Never again will my household give a single dime to any candidate.

bigdicksplace on April 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM

antisense on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

the self professed truecons – yes they do. It is all one big grand conspiracy and they are building bunkers as we speak

Bradky on April 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

There has been one … and only one … American conservative in my lifetime (born in 1962) that has had more positive impact on our movement and our country than Newt. MarkCasper on April 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

We all have our own ideas of the definition of conservative. A guy who has gone through three wives due to serial adultery, has a $500,000 line of credit at Tiffany’s on a non-comensurate income, can’t pay a $500 filing fee to get on the ballot in Utah, and trashes capitalism as Newt did in his attacks on Bain capital does not meet my definition of conservative.

talkingpoints on April 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

“I’m going to be the nominee. It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee.”……………

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………………..Comrade Newt

JPeterman on April 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I think the way he’s run this campaign is pretty good indicator of how he would run the country if he ever actually got elected President.
Bitter Clinger on April 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Absolutely. Let’s try to run someone who isn’t pushing his campaign into bankruptcy, who maybe has mangaged a business or two successfully.

talkingpoints on April 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM

NoDonkey on April 13, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I’ve been saying that since he got in the race.

He is bi-polar, my guess as he certainly is not in reality. Also, he is not truthful about balancing the budget and really is a progressive republican from inside the beltway. He is a lobbyist and now he has proven to the world he knows nothing about finances and balancing a budget.

He has been in or working with the government for so long he has no clue when to stop spending money. True Congress Critter you can take the critter out of Congress but you can’t take the Congress(ways & means) out of the Critter.

uhangtight on April 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Newt Gingrich is a narcissistic megalomaniac of the first order. He is a terrible, terrible person, and would sell his mothers teeth if he thought it would give him some power.

I thank God he is going nowhere, fast.

It’s both a testament to the Primary process, and to the absolute disgust most Americans feel toward our “choices” this time around, that he was considered in the first place, and ultimately discarded.

KMC1 on April 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Hock the jewelry, Newt…

JohnGalt23 on April 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Campaign donations are public information. Why would anyone want to buy data they can just ask for from the FEC?

crosspatch on April 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I was trying to figure out why I have such an intense dislike for Newt Gingrich-then it hit me-HE REMINDS ME OF RICHARD NIXON. A small, mean person filled with spite and projecting blame for his own failings–plus he is dishonest and corrupt.

Now there is a story on Drudge that Gingrich may be angling for a job on CNN-which could the reason for Fox-bashing and CNN-hugging.Gingrich as CNN personality? Some conservative, huh?

MaiDee on April 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I hope Newt keeps taking money from stupid people. His donor list is valuable because it is the dumbest people in America with money to burn.

ZippyZ on April 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM

OMG! This guy can’t even run a fiscally responsible campaign, and he is running for POTUS? His pettiness and spiteful nature is shocking and look how quickly he turns on fellow republicans and runs to the libs for sympathy—incredible!

Oracleforhire on April 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Will there be a thread about his audition for a gig on CNN? He has been saying a lot of stupid things lately, such as Fox News being less balanced than CNN and how Republicans don’t read books.

Or are the TruCons at the point where they have to hate Fox now?

antisense on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Read the Headlines :-)

Steve Eggleston on April 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Mark,

The Newt of 1994 is not the Newt campaigning in 2012. Ideas aside, Newt has run a terrible campaign and was not up to the challenge of getting the nomination. I think you could at least agree with that.

Happy Nomad on April 13, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Because actually running a campaign would have gotten in the way of selling books and videos.

Steve Eggleston on April 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Who can buy the list? Anyone? Even donors? Couldn’t this just be a way to collect $26K from folks? Say I maxed out at $2,500 (or whatever it is), could I just “buy” the list for $26,000 and throw it away?

BocaJuniors on April 13, 2012 at 2:16 PM

But does the sale of access to donor lists mean the campaign has come to an effective end? Campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond denies it, arguing that the campaign is just “pursuing new sources of revenue,” but the same donors who were encouraging Gingrich to stay in the race might be less enthusiastic after telemarketers begin flooding them with contacts.

We could ask both Hillary Clinton and John McCain, who monetized their donor lists in 2007. In McCain’s case, he used it as collateral for a $3 million loan to survive 2007. In Clinton’s case, she rented it out to a poliitcal friend.

Who can buy the list? Anyone? Even donors? Couldn’t this just be a way to collect $26K from folks? Say I maxed out at $2,500 (or whatever it is), could I just “buy” the list for $26,000 and throw it away?

BocaJuniors on April 13, 2012 at 2:16 PM

To answer BocaJuniors’ question, as long as one paid the going market rate, it is a “legitimate business expense” of the campaign and thus not a contribution.

Steve Eggleston on April 13, 2012 at 2:36 PM

The Newt of 1994 is not the Newt campaigning in 2012. Ideas aside, Newt has run a terrible campaign and was not up to the challenge of getting the nomination. I think you could at least agree with that.

Happy Nomad on April 13, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Newt was a dark horse candidate who fought his way to number one in the polls late last year, something virtually no one expected him to do. He lost that status because of a gargantuan PAC funded smear campaign by Romney backing PACs. That’s what happened.

Reggie1971 on April 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Wait, I needed another reason to regret having briefly supported Newt’s candidacy? Thanks a lot, Newtster.

ConservativeLA on April 13, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I support Newt, and I’m glad he’s still in it. And anyway, if he’s so irrelevant, why waste your virtual breath criticizing him?

I sense resentment from Santorum supporters that blame Newt for Satorum’s falling short.

NbyNW on April 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

This is exactly why I won’t give a cent to the GOP. I gave a very substantial donation to the McCain/ Palin ticket and my mail box was full for two years from every Republican that ran for dog catcher up to the Senators and Congressman from States all over the USA. It really got out of hand with the begging and pleading by the people running for an office. I know who I’m voting for and it will be my decision not some autographed picture of someone running for office changing my mind. The money begged by politicians who squander our taxes really get me angry. Maybe after this election I’ll be removed from the GOP data base, I hope so.

mixplix on April 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Tacky.

Philly on April 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM