Morning Mix: Would $1 Million Make Gingrich Drop Out?

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been known for lining his pockets, from his “consulting” with Fannie and Freddie to his book tours and speaking engagements.

Now, the question is, what would he do for a million dollars?

The offer? Conservative radio host Michael Savage is willing to “save the nation” by offering Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the presidential race in the next 72 hours.

NEWT GINRICH IS UNELECTABLE. MITT ROMNEY IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE WITH A CHANCE OF DEFEATING BARACK OBAMA, AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT FOR FUTURE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THEREFORE, I AM OFFERING NEWT GINGRICH ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO DROP OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE FOR THE SAKE OF THE NATION.

IF NEWT GINGRICH REALLY LOVES THIS COUNTRY AS MUCH AS HE SAYS HE DOES, IF HE REALLY WANTS WHAT IS BEST FOR AMERICA, HE WILL SET HIS EGO ASIDE, CALL ME, AND ACCEPT MY OFFER. HIS CONTINUED CANDIDACY SPELLS NOTHING BUT RUIN FOR CONSERVATIVES, REPUBLICANS, AND ALL TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS. ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR PRESERVING THE NATION, NEWT. I SAY TAKE THE MONEY… AND DON’T RUN.

As a part of Savage’s offer, he provides a brutal analysis of why he believes Gingrich is unelectable.  “‘He’s cheated on two wives and left both of them while they were both seriously ill, which will destroy his chances among female voters,’ he said in the post, where he also took aim at his description of the Republican plan to reform Medicare as ‘right wing social engineering’ and warned he’d lose the image battle against Mr. Obama.”

But perhaps his harshest criticism is what a Newt Gingrich/President Obama debate would look like to viewers. “Contrary to a popular conservative line of thought, Savage does not believe Gingrich would be an effective debater against President Barack Obama. ‘Regardless of how well he does, on television, he will come off badly compared to Obama and look like nothing more than what he is: a fat, old, white man,’ Savage said.”

So will bribing  Gingrich work?  First, there’s the little issue with the legality of trying to offer money to get a political candidate to drop out of a race.  Secondly, with new polling coming out that points to Gingrich being viewed as twice as electable as second place candidate Mitt Romney, dislodging Gingrich from the nomination may take more than a bundle of cash from a shock jock.

Still, Savage has just vocally joined a growing group of conservative pundits who believe he’s a bad party nominee.  The question now is whether they will all fall into line should he win the endorsement.

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33 comments

Eddie Obler
Eddie O.4 years ago

Diane O. --- Your comment about Clinton is obnoxious as that happened way in the past and we're not living in the past. What Clinton did was wrong, and he paid for it in many ways. So, what in the heck are you saying? Just because someone in the past did something wrong, that it's OKAY for other people to do it now??? Unbelievable! If someone killed someone in the past, is it right for someone else to do it now?

And, even if you must insist in living in the past, Clinton worked it out with his wife, and she wasn't dealing with cancer or MS at the time. Newt screwed around on two of his wives, and dumped both of them when they were seriously ill, dealing with major health issues. What kind of man would ever do this??? Certainly NOT ME! And, IS THIS BEHAVIOR OKAY OR RIGHT IN YOUR BOOK??? Simple question, a simple YES or NO ANSWER would be in order, not some BS about who did what many years ago.

And, if Obama was screwing around on Michelle, that would be a different story and then you would be comparing apples with apples. Obama, however, has far too much integrity to be doing that. But, bringing up Clinton is just babbling and trying to justify Newt’s infidelity and heartless behavior, when bottom line is that he has absolutely no integrity, no conscience, Nono heart, and no morality!!!

A big difference between you and me is that you blindly follow and support your candidate and try to justify, however pitifully you can, their greed, immorality, corruption, etc&

James D.
James D.4 years ago

I don't want Newt to quit. He would be just too easy to squash!

Of course, all the Republican candidates will be easy to squash, but doing it to Newt would be really sweet.

Vote Progressive!

Rob Keenan
Rob Keenan4 years ago

Newt today got endorsed by former baseball player and current homophobe John Rocker. Let's just hope Rocker doesn't get Newt any steroids.

Sara W.
Sara W.4 years ago

The Republicans candidates are all making a fortune off of this campaign. And hoping to get Gingrich to drop out to better Romney's chances...seriously?? They're all jokes! I can't believe anyone would vote for these idiots.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton4 years ago

Haha, Gary Busey withdrew his endorcement? Haha He couldn't even keep Gary Busey?????
Newt's a LOSER.

Victoria M.
Past Member 4 years ago

think he is beginning to crash and burn...you know gary busey withdrew his endorsement...

LOL !!

http://thehill.com/capital-living/in-the-know/199375-gary-busey-withdraws-gingrich-endorsement

what a freak show ;p

Diane O.
Diane O.4 years ago

Newt has made a ton of money on his well written books. So has Obama. Newt's books are incredibly on the mark on how our country has gone the wrong path over the decades. If you haven't read Newt's books, well, you should. As liberals, you'll get an education. He is a very smart man. How are his people skills? Well, a bit lacking and his ego gets in the way but I believe he has mellowed and learned the errors of his ways in the people skill department. However, we shall see.

As for his consulting company, Newt is a private citizen and as such was a businessman. Business men and women are in the business to earn a living. Freddie Mack signed a contract with Newt. Case closed.

Diane O.
Diane O.4 years ago

After reading this thread topic I had to pick myself up off the floor from laughter. Poor Robin.

Robin seems to have forgotten what President Clinton did to his own First Lady while in office. He was having BJ's in the Oral Office and when brought up on charges for it...what did Clinton do...that would be "President" Clinton do? He lied under oath and was impeached....and you liberal folks have the audacity to spear Newt? Breathtaking...

Jane Barton
Jane Barton4 years ago

He will take less, he's a whore.

David Menard
David Menard4 years ago

Stanley B got it right.