Hey, do you remember a few months back when Newt Gingrich pompously proclaimed "I'm going to be the nominee. It's very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee." Well, that doesn't have much to do with this post. I just like reminding people of it, because I think it's funny.
Oh, and, just in case you were wondering, after 32 out of 34 loses, it doesn't look so much like he's gonna be the nominee these days…
Calls for Gingrich to end his campaign are bound to increase after his last-place showing in Illinois, where he was able to muster only 8 percent of the vote. He made his usual pledge on the Hannity show to stay in the race, but his fundraising is drying up, his schedule is lightening, and Republican National Committee rules raise questions about what he could accomplish by pressing on to the August convention in Tampa.
Also, his campaign is broke. Or, no, what's the opposite of broke? No, not not broke. The other opposite. Oh, right, highly in debt…
Gingrich’s campaign spent more than it raised in February, $2.87 million to $2.62 million, federal filings show. Its creditors, meanwhile, number in the dozens.
They include five- and six-figure amounts owed to event production, polling, advertising, bus charter and telemarketing firms as well as more modest sums due to grassroots consultants, photographers, sign makers and music suppliers, Gingrich’s February report shows.
Gingrich owes $15,000 to Twitter for an ad buy, $4,400 to the South Carolina Republican Party for lodging and $1,666 to former aide and current pro-Gingrich Winning Our Future super PAC official Rick Tyler, according to his debt roll.
Sounds to me like Newt has those Romney stuffed shirts exactly where he wants them. He's in the perfect position to bargain his way into plum cabinet position.
Or, failing that, a voucher granting him lunch for two at Arby's. Soft drinks included. Hahahahaha! Everything is falling into place!
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Tags: Illinois, Money, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans