Gingrich Sugar Daddy Withdraws

It appears that Sheldon Adelson, Newt Gingrich’s political sugar daddy, has decided that $15 million is enough pocket change to give to the Gingrich Super PAC in a campaign that has become virtually irrelevant. He says Gingrich is “at the end of his line.”

Sheldon Adelson, who with wife Miri, has given more than $15 million to the Newt Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future, said Monday he believes Gingrich is “at the end of his line” regarding the race for the Republican presidential nomination…

Adelson took sharp jabs at Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, the two leading candidates in the Republican primary races.

“I know Rick [Santorum]. I like him. We’re friendly. But I got to tell you something, I don’t want him running my country,” he said.

Romney is “not the bold decision maker like Newt Gingrich is,” Adelson said.

Adelson predicted it’s unlikely Gingrich will become a vice presidential candidate.

Unlikely? Me becoming vice president is unlikely; Newt becoming vice president is about as likely as being struck by lightning while bending over to pick up a four leaf clover after winning the lottery.


  1. cjtotalbro says

    Coming soon: Newt accuses Adelson of being a socialist, calls for Santorum to drop out and let donors support the REAL candidate.

  2. dingojack says

    Reginald accrding to the article you posted the chances of being struck by lighting and winning the recent megolottery are about 136.4 trillion to 1.
    Not sure if the Amph would like them odds.

    :) Dingo

  3. jakc says

    Dude spent 15 million on something that was never going to happen. Should have spent the money buying ponies for little girls

  4. says


    It’s OK, it’s not like $15 million could have helped any of the millions of people who are starving, need vaccinations or HIV medication, have no access to safe water, etc.

  5. Scott Hanley says

    Romney is “not the bold decision maker like Newt Gingrich is,” Adelson said.

    Huh. According to my Roget’s, bold is not a synonym for impulsive. Careless, emotional, flaky, hasty, impetuous, rash, and unmeditated. But not bold.

  6. dingojack says

    jakc – Why can’t us little boys get ponies too? [pouts and kicks ground]
    :) Dingo
    * Couldn’t help but think of this. Enjoy.

  7. John Hinkle says

    At least Sarah Palin quit on her own and rode down to the lower forty eight to collect millions. Must totes suck for someone to force you to quit and start begging for money.

    God, just the thought of Sarah being smarter than Newt makes me smile.

  8. frog says

    Am I the only person completely distracted that Adelson’s wife’s name is “Miri”? (Google “Miri” + “Star Trek”)

    Yeah, probably.


    @ 6: according to the movie Twister, that’s the safest place to get struck. Alan Ruck wouldn’t lie to me!

  9. harold says

    Not coincidentally, a Gingrich vice-presidency also feels like “being struck by lightning while bending over.”

    I would suspect that a president who chose Newt as VP might have a very low life expectancy.

  10. Taz says

    He might have taken a jab at Romney, but

    News of Adelson’s remarks follows a report that the casino mogul met privately last week with prominent Romney supporters and may be poised to contribute to a super PAC backing the former Massachusetts governor.

    He’ll get his influence, no matter who wins.

  11. Stevarious says

    Newt becoming vice president is about as likely as being struck by lightning while bending over to pick up a four leaf clover after winning the lottery.

    While on a plane being hijacked by terrorists while his laptop simultaneously finishes Folding@Home AND SETI@Home AND finds the last digit of pi and he notices the penny he’s scrathing his scratch-off ticket just happens to be an incredibly rare 1909 S VDB penny and meanwhile FOX News broadcasts a completely honest and unbiased report about atheists and Obama and the ACLU.

  12. dingojack says

    Ok let’s not get too carried away*.
    According to Intrade the chance of Gingrich getting nominated (957 to 4) multiplied by the chance of him winning the presidency (604 to 1) gives a probability of 192,995 to 4 of both occuring.
    Less likely than being hit by lightning (ca. 0.0399 as likely) but much, much greater than winning the major lottery prize (ca. 600,000 more likely)**.

    * except for the enjoyment of whacking the Gingrich ego-piñata, and watching it crumble. Sadly, cold hard facts are less enjoyable.
    ** Probabilities are based on my recollection of an article posted above, they should be considered to have wide margins of error.

  13. says

    Newturd’s at the end of his line? One can only hope that GA* pols like him and manipulistas like Limpboy and Rove don’t have any “love children”** hidden anywhere.

    How long before a couple of Adelson’s associates take Newt out to explain to him how “loans” that aren’t repaid…

    * Not Georgia but Gargantuan Asshole.

    ** I know, it’s virtually impossible that love might be involved.


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