Via: Yahoo News
“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life,” Tagg Romney (photo: FAR right) told the paper.
“He had no desire to … run. If he could have found someone else to take his place … he would have been ecstatic to step aside.”
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“If he could have found someone else to take his place …”
Hey, what about Michele ‘bat-shit insane’ Bachmann? Or, Herman ‘hold the sausage’ Cain? Or, ‘Frothy’ Santorum?
Well, I believe the GOP wingnuts who supported them during the campaign, thought they were eminently qualified.
“This is painful, and they’ll have to work together through this as a family.”
Calista Gingrich (see photo)
Romney was no more, no less, a shit-head than:
Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, Paul, Herman ‘hold the sausage. baby’. >>>
So what’s your point, Grover?
Once a ‘space cadet’, ALWAYS a ‘space cadet’!
When he entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in May 2011, Newt Gingrich was the prosperous head of a small empire commonly known as Newt Inc, which included both for-profit consultancies and nonprofit foundations.
Altogether, these entwined ventures pulled in more than $110 million over the past decade. Now the vestiges of this empire are mired in debt, as is Gingrich’s campaign fund.
A bankruptcy proceeding under way in Atlanta will determine whether the one company still owned by Callista Gingrich, Gingrich Productions, will lose an expected payout that now constitutes the bulk of the Gingriches’ net worth.
The bankrupt corporation is the Center for Health Transformation, whose revenues came from the hefty dues paid by corporations for assistance in formulating and promoting certain healthcare policies.
By the time Gingrich sold his majority stake in the center to three associates last May, it had been hemorrhaging clients and facing “cash-flow issues” for roughly a year, according to testimony on May 9 before a U.S. bankruptcy trustee in Atlanta. With the candidate poised to sever ties with the center for the sake of his run for office, it faced an even less certain future.
Nonetheless the three longtime colleagues agreed to pay Gingrich $6.4 million for his stake in the center.
The purchase of Gingrich’s share was made with a promissory note to be paid in monthly installments of $100,000 over six years. Little of that debt had been paid when the center declared bankruptcy last month. As an unsecured debt, the note, it now appears, is likely to go unpaid.
The Gingrich Group bankruptcy proceedings spotlight the remarkable reversal of fortune of the half-dozen organizations associated with Gingrich. The presidential contender recently ended his campaign $4.8 million in debt. A political nonprofit he headed, American Solutions for Winning the Future, which raised $52 million between its founding in 2007 and its dissolution last July, also ended in debt.
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Newt, Newt, our hero Newt, what are you talking about?
Weren’t we supposed to ride this train all the way to Tampa and fuck shit up at the convention?
Now you’re saying you’re going to reassess the campaign after tonight. Weak, Newt.
The Newt of ’78-’94 wouldn’t have caved like this.
That Newt would’ve castrated Mitt Romney with a T-Rex skull,on pay-per-view. And then he would’ve gotten thrown out of the speakership, but still… would’ve been awesome.
Newt, according to NBC News, will “reassess his candidacy depending on his finish in Delaware” tonight.
Yeah, as ol’ Lee Atwater maybe used to say, never drop out of a late-game national primary season until you’ve seen where Delaware lands, because it’s sort of a kingmaker — assuming more than zero people turn out.
But sure, hinge it on a close Delaware primary that Romney doesn’t care about at all if that helps you save face.
“I’m in trouble”– Newt Gingrich
photo: “This much trouble”, he didn’t add.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Gingrich was asked about a report that his campaign had spent roughly $4.5 million more than it had raised.
“I think slightly less than that,” he replied, declining to offer a more specific number. “We owe much more than we wanted to. Florida got to be a real brawl. And I think, unfortunately, OUR GUYS tried to match Romney and it turned out we didn’t have anything like his capacity to raise money.”
‘Blame the staff’ – total asshole!
Mitt Romney is very concerned about budget deficits. Or at least that’s what he says; he likes to warn that President Obama’s deficits are leading us toward a “Greece-style collapse.”
So why is Mr. Romney offering a budget proposal that would lead to much larger debt and deficits than the corresponding proposal from the Obama administration?
Of course, Mr. Romney isn’t alone in his hypocrisy. In fact, all four significant Republican presidential candidates (see photo) still standing are fiscal phonies. They issue apocalyptic warnings about the dangers of government debt and, in the name of deficit reduction, demand savage cuts in programs that protect the middle class and the poor. But then they propose squandering all the money thereby saved — and much, much more — on tax cuts for the rich.
And nobody should be surprised. It has been obvious all along, to anyone paying attention, that the politicians shouting loudest about deficits are actually using deficit hysteria as a cover story for their real agenda, which is top-down class warfare.
To put it in Romneyesque terms, it’s all about finding an excuse to slash programs that help people who like to watch Nascar events, even while lavishing tax cuts on people who like to own Nascar teams.
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Do the Right Thing – Hold the Senate; Win back the House; Re-elect Obaba/Biden!
Via: Dependable Renegade
Rick Santorum’s adviser, John Brabender (apparently he’s a top), thinks that the only way to save Ricky’s floundering campaign is if Newt Gingrich drops out of the race.
Newt, however, isn’t finished and won’t pull out until he’s done.
Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum’s future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. The former House speaker is showing no signs of bowing out, certainly not before next week’s Super Tuesday voting.
“If we could ever make this where we have all the conservatives and tea party supporters behind us as one candidate against Mitt Romney, we’ll win the nomination,” Brabender said Wednesday as the Santorum campaign recalibrated after finishing a disappointing second in Michigan’s primary.
Yes, I posted this just so I could write that headline.
Via: Political Wire
A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds interest in the Republican presidential race is slipping: Just 40% of Republicans say they have a great deal of interest in following the contest, compared with 48% in December.
Key findings: Only 23% are strongly satisfied with the field (see photo) and 40% said they are dissatisfied with the candidates running (see photo).
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