Newt Gingrich may be struggling to win over Latino voters, business leaders and former colleagues. But according to jailed ex-congressman Duke Cunningham, there's one voting bloc that's solidly pro-Newt…
Cunningham, a Republican who represented northern San Diego, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion in 2005 in one of the biggest federal bribery scandals in recent memory.
Cunningham tells Gingrich in an electronic message he says he sent to the candidate last month that his fellow prisoners, and their families, support Gingrich:
"Newt, a voice out of the past. Down but not out and still fighting. First I do not want anything from you but have been watching the debates. I have 80% of inmates that would vote for you."
This is a wonderful opportunity to combine two important issues: prison overcrowding and America's lack of moon colonies. Under President Newt Gingrich, both problems could be solved simply by sending prisoners to live on the moon. As anyone who has studied the prison population can tell you, inmates love space. Quick, someone register ConvictedFelonsForMoonColonization.com. I think I smell a new super PAC.
Sure, prisoners can't actually vote for Newt – or for anyone for that matter – but they can tell their families to vote for him — or else.
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