Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Would the last person at Team Newt please turn off the lights

Associated Press: ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich's top two fundraising advisers resigned on Tuesday, and officials said the Republican candidate's hobbling presidential campaign carried more than $1 million in debt.

The departures of fundraising director Jody Thomas and fundraising consultant Mary Heitman were the latest blow for the former House speaker who watched 16 top advisers abandon his campaign en masse earlier this month, partly because of what people familiar with the campaign spending described as a dire financial situation.
These people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the campaign inner workings, said the former Georgia lawmaker racked up massive travel bills but money had only trickled in since he got into the race earlier this spring.
These officials said that he is at least $1 million in debt. The current fundraising quarter ends June 30, and Gingrich will have to disclose his campaign finances by July 15. He is personally wealthy and could fund his campaign out of his own pocket, at least in the short term, to keep his campaign afloat. [MORE]
This is just so sad. Newt's campaign reminds me of a mortally wounded animal that does not have the good sense to lay still and quietly accept its inevitable fate. If this level of chaos and drama is what Newt Gingrich brings to the table,  then he really needs to pack it in now. This sad sack performance will never be able to withstand the onslaught Obama and his media minions have in store for the GOP nominee.

Thankfully, if the survival of Team Newt means Newt has to dip into his own pocket, then there maybe hope this wounded beast will find the good sense to lay still and accept his fate. Stick a fork in this guy, he is done.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Associated Press


ozzie said...

"Newt's campaign reminds me of a mortally wounded animal that does not have the good sense to lay still and quietly accept its inevitable fate."


It is sad, just not for Newt- We're the ones that are getting Huntsman and Romney thrown in our faces and sadly many are falling for it. Only way that explains why so many still favor Romney is that our own party is clueless (from the average voter to the GOP) and that is the real dilemma.

I give it one month before Palin jumps into the race....at least she'd better. Everyone would inevitably be compared to her and have to meet her level. Sure, the media would declare Romney the sure-fire winner for us, but those of us (and everyone else) that are true conservatives will have the weaknesses of the other candidates exposed. Sarah has nowhere to go but up, and she controls enough of the base to change the discussion.

Matt said...

When is this man going to acknowledge that it is over? The rats have already left the sinking ship.

Does he even have anyone to answer phones?

The Conservative Lady said...

I heard a theory that because now Newt can claim he's a "presidential candidate", from now on he'll make more money as a "former-presidential candidate" when he gives speeches, etc. Maybe he's staying in the game to capitalize on that.

Nick said...

I heartily agree with your sentiment, but at least he has the experience to be up there.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Michelle Bachman have no such claim.

That's not to say I don't love Michelle Bachman. Like wine, politicians should not be sold before their time.

Good-bye Newt.

Jg. for FatScribe said...

look, i've been a HUGE newt supporter and follower for years (since law school and getting a master's in public policy). newt is a brilliant speaker, historian, and USUALLY solid tactician. dude is/has been off his game from the get-go on this campaign of his.

even before he threw his hat in the wring, i knew history might have a place for him (and so did he, believe me) in this campaign. not now. not after two, maybe three huge missteps. done. toast. finito seniorito.

i'm still a mitt cat, but holding my nose on some social issues.

ocasomedia said...

Someone working on a conservative GOP House of representatives congressional campaign out in Arizona told me that Newt was charging $40,000 to boost a candidate (fly out to visit, give a speech or two, a few appearances I guess). Terrible!

Newt should stick to reflecting on the whys behind his political collapse and he´ll be much wiser.

Clifton how can I get in touch with you about your blog?

Bill McIntosh

Larry Sheldon said...

Has this blog been abandoned?

ocasomedia said...

Conservatives want someone with guts and leadership. Newt's personal life is not inspiring. They want a man or woman with strong family values. Newt does'nt make the grade. Bachman is much more solid

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