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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:03 PM

Newt Gingrich rents donor list to raise cash

Source: Politico

Desperate times in the Newt Gingrich camp have called for desperate measures.

Scrambling to dig himself out of a $4.5 million hole, the former House speaker has resorted to renting his presidential campaign’s most valuable asset – its donor list – for as much as $26,000-a-pop.

It’s a risky move for an active presidential campaign to give outsiders access to his best supporters and possibly donors who could be easily turned off — just as he says he’s trying to mount a comeback. Diminishing his best asset looks more like a sign of surrender, rather than a genuine effort to challenge Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination.

Campaign insiders attribute the problems partly to Gingrich and his wife Callista’s, asserting that the couple was unwilling to downgrade from private jets and security details even as the campaign floundered. Insiders say Callista Gingrich required an entourage of at least two staffers – including one who dressed in an elephant costume to promote her children’s book – and a contracted security guard who followed her even on non-campaign trips.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75095.html



I was thinking of making a sarcastic point here but, seriously, what could I add?

Okay, I can't resist. Maybe his approach to sealing with the Federal Deficit is renting the names of all tax filers?

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Reply Newt Gingrich rents donor list to raise cash (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2012 OP
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #1
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #2
Thor_MN Apr 2012 #9
chaplainM Apr 2012 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2012 #4
groundloop Apr 2012 #5
tanyev Apr 2012 #6
SDjack Apr 2012 #7
saras Apr 2012 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:06 PM

1. reminds me of one of my favorite punchlines:

" We've established WHAT you are, now we are just quibbling over the price".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:06 PM

2. Callista has a children's book?



The rest of this is just all sorts of awesome.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:37 PM

9. Well, it's a cookbook...

How to serve children.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:40 PM

3. Building that list to sell was the entire point of his campaign. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:00 PM

4. Here comes the Ci@l1s spam.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:52 PM

5. Damn, I bet all manner of hucksters would like to get that list...

You could sell those suckers ANYTHING, after all they gave money to that loser.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:01 PM

6. I guess charging money for people to take their picture with him wasn't bringing in near enough.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. Operational Definition of "Dumb": Those that loaned money to Newt. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:12 PM

8. NEVER, NEVER say that someone can't sink any lower

 

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