"It's time for an intervention"
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be '1-on-1′ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner...
"I am not focused on going after Romney; I want to focus on the issues and Barack Obama. I will admit it was a slugging match in Florida; people who like me don't want me down in the gutter. We will see what Governor Romney decides. I am going to focus on the Republican platform and why Obama is a grave threat to this country."
"Our folks are making calls to undecideds and those for Rick [Santorum]; we have been talking to someone in North Carolina, and there may be a debate [...] between Romney and me. I would like to have an open dialogue - just the two of us, a chat."
Can it really be just a few months ago that some tighty-righties were calling Mr. Newt "the American Churchill"? Was Sir Winston ever this delusional and desparate for attenton? Vector Sigma, even John "Silk Pony" Edwards had more dignity than this.
And is it even worth the keystrokes to speculate on whether Governor Romney would even blow his nose on the idea of yet another intra-Republican debate? With the guy who's been waging gutter class warefare against him more ferociously than the classist in the White House? And trails him by over five hundred delegates?
Besides, Newt has more pressing matters to attend to, like chasing down all his rubber checks:
In interviews with HuffPost, many vendors listed in Gingrich's Federal Election Commission debt disclosures said they're still waiting to be paid, weeks or months after finishing work. Several said they've been given the runaround by campaign officials as they've tried to collect. Gingrich has vowed to slog on with his debt-ridden campaign, despite having won a mere 136 delegates, leaving some vendors to wonder when they can expect their checks.
Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond told HuffPost that Newt 2012 is doing its best to pay people. "Vendors have been contacted and we are paying bills as swiftly as we are able," Hammond said...
Scheffler said he'd been calling three different Gingrich campaign officials about the debt, but none have gotten back to him in weeks. On Tuesday morning he saw a clip of Gingrich on Fox News, insisting his campaign wasn't going to end. "I am not conceding to Gov. Romney," Gingrich said in the clip, taped the previous evening.
Scheffler was not impressed. "I can't believe he's talking like this with all the money he owes and he couldn't care less about the small businesses he's ripping off."
Not much of a legacy for "the last conservative standing". At this rate, he'll make it to Tampa in a refrigerator carton. But fear not, Newt will find some way to blame Governor Romney for that, too. It's about the only rep he's got left, and that's because he couldn't hock it.
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