It was a bad day at Republican rock for Newt Gingrich. In spite of his foolproof plan to win in Tampa Bay, his Daddy GotRocks doesn’t see it that way. Newt’s billionaire is cutting him off, so Newt is effectively newtered. He has cut back his campaign staff.
Hey Newt, don’t wanna hurt your feelings or anything, but see that fat lady in the corner? She’s singing, buddy. Boy, is she singing.
Sheldon Adelson, the renown hotel and casino billionaire who has kept Newt Gingrich’s campaign alive all these months with donations totaling $15 million dollars, told an informal small group earlier in the week that the former Speaker’s campaign is “at the end of the line.”
This has been a pretty terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for the Newtster. First came news that the press corps had abandoned ship, making the choice to no longer tag along his campaign stops. Then the bank account started looking a little dry, so the decision was made to cut staff, including his campaign manager:
The campaign is cutting one-third of its full-time staff and replacing its manager as part of an effort to sustain itself, campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said. In addition, Gingrich will not travel as frequently to the remaining primary-contest states and will focus instead on communicating with voters via the Internet, videos and social media.
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In case you did not know, the person in the Ellis the Elephant suit who’s function is to hype Callista’s book is a campaign staffer paid for by anyone stupid enough to support Newter.
The only ray of good news for him is that he should still have no trouble staying ahead of Ron Paul.