Bad things happen when you apply the principles that govern your romantic relationships to your subscription email list. Since Newt Gingrich has decided that his listserv, Gingrich Marketplace, will have an open relationship with whoever wants to buy its services, the newsletter is sometimes errantly thrown open to cranks…
"The truth is, the next election has already been decided. Obama is going to win. It's nearly impossible to beat an incumbent president," advertiser Porter Stansberry wrote in the email to Gingrich supporters. "What's actually at stake right now is whether or not he will have a third-term."
Conservative news group Human Events manages the Gingrich Marketplace emails, but Gingrich has a say over which advertisers can have their messages go out to the list. And according to Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond, Stansberry & Associates should have been on the blacklist.
I'm glad this email wasn't approved by Gingrich. For as long as it's possible, I'm going to imagine that he's avoiding politics and instead traveling around the Sandy-devastated areas of the northeast, providing zoo animals with care and comfort.
As for Barack Obama suspending the Constitution and running again in 2016, that event is still much less likely than Mitt Romney winning a third Bush term this year.
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