So, you may have been wondering how Newt Gingrich has managed to maintain his sad dingy little campaign for as long as he has. You've probably once or twice thought to yourself, "Who is still throwing their hard invested money down the Newt Gingrich chute to nowhere?" Well, the answer to both of those questions is: Sheldon Adelson.
But it might not be for very much longer…
Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas billionaire who along with his wife has used a superPAC to pour about $15 million worth of support behind Newt Gingrich's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, told reporters earlier this week that the former House speaker's campaign appears to be "at the end of his line."…
Adelson told reporters he doesn't want Republican contender Rick Santorum "running my country" and that Mitt Romney is "not the bold decision maker that Newt Gingrich is." But Gingrich, he said, "mathematically can't get any where" near the number of delegates he would need to be the nominee.
Aw, man. I sure hope that Adelson doesn't start writing checks for a new younger flashier candidate so soon after leaving Gingrich while his campaign is on its metaphorical death bed. Can you even imagine the kind of person who would do a thing like that?
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