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Radio host Michael Savage offers Gingrich $1 million to drop out of GOP race
The Hill ^ | 12/12/2011 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 12/12/2011 2:32:33 PM PST by merrylu

Conservative radio host Michael Savage is offering Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich $1 million if he drops out of the GOP race within the next 72 hours, according to a message on his website.

“Newt Gingrich is unelectable. Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a chance of defeating Barack Obama, and there is nothing more important than that for the future health, safety, and security of the United States of America,” the statement read. “Therefore I am offering Newt Gingrich one million dollars to drop out of the presidential race for the sake of the nation.”

Savage conceded that Romney is “not as strong a conservative as many would like him to be,” but listed the reasons why he thinks Gingrich is a threat to Republicans.

Some have argued that Gingrich’s prowess as a debater would pit him well against President Obama during the election, but Savage said that regardless of how well he does, he will “come off badly compared to Obama and look like nothing more than what he is: a fat, old, white man.”

“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,” the statement said. “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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: michaelsavage; newt; romney; savage4romney; weinernation
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1 posted on 12/12/2011 2:32:42 PM PST by merrylu
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To: merrylu

He spent that much buying trinkets for wifey#3 to agree to all the BS that goes along with a campaign..


2 posted on 12/12/2011 2:36:31 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: merrylu

eh... only $600,000 after taxes...


3 posted on 12/12/2011 2:36:39 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: merrylu

Wiener is such a limp sausage.
Must be he needs a ratings boost.
Is he still gay (or did he edit his book like Mitt did)?


4 posted on 12/12/2011 2:36:39 PM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: merrylu

We have people goin’ nuts out there..


5 posted on 12/12/2011 2:36:50 PM PST by Chainmail
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To: merrylu

I’ve always thought Savage is an asshole, but he’s more anti-American than even Obama if he thinks this is how our political system is supposed to work.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 2:37:20 PM PST by bigbob
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To: merrylu

Newt is too Conservative for Michael Savage. He’d much prefer Jerry Brown as President (or Ron Paul).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1720425/posts


7 posted on 12/12/2011 2:38:43 PM PST by TitansAFC (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are not your enemies, my fellow Freepers!)
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To: merrylu
Michael Savage the Howard Stern of conservative talk radio....

Shock Jock extraordinaire.

8 posted on 12/12/2011 2:38:43 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: merrylu
Savage conceded that Romney is “not as strong a conservative as many would like him to be,” but

I said the same thing about supporting George W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Elect the best we can get. Its true you can't elect a pure, untested candidate just because they say the right things. But my days of supporting big-spending Republicans are over. Unless I am convinced they will cut spending -- and I doubt Romney will -- I will not vote for them.

9 posted on 12/12/2011 2:39:15 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: merrylu
if he really wants what is best for America, he will set his ego aside

Coming from Savage, that is really funny.

10 posted on 12/12/2011 2:39:42 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: EGPWS

I dont think Michael Savage is a shock jock

that said I do dislike romney ALOT

I don’t like newt either


11 posted on 12/12/2011 2:40:47 PM PST by merrylu
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To: merrylu

You’ve made this jackass Savage (not his real name) filthy rich by listening to his vomit and buying the trash advertised therein.


12 posted on 12/12/2011 2:41:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: merrylu

Gingrich should counter offer Savage a million dollars to retire and get off the radio!

Actually I quite like Savage.....I listen to his show, but his veiled hold your nose support for Romney is absurd.

For someone who promoted himself as a steward of history he is absolutely wrong if he thinks Americans will only vote for chisel jawed smooth talkers......the only redeeming quality he seems able to find in Romney.....

I am not even pro Newt, he is certainly the best of a bad bunch right now however.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 2:41:18 PM PST by UKrepublican
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To: merrylu

Micheal Savage
The Westboro Church of conservative radio


14 posted on 12/12/2011 2:42:27 PM PST by kidd
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To: merrylu

RINOmney might be electable.

But not by me.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 2:45:19 PM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: merrylu

Is that even legal?


16 posted on 12/12/2011 2:45:33 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: dynachrome; SpaceBar; fishtank

He can toss out a mil when he asks for money for his legal fund? I don’t get it.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 2:46:34 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: merrylu
Savage is right and wrong. He is right about Gingrich...but wrong about Romney.

We are screwed with either one of these two as the nominee. I don't like Romney...he's a democrat...and I don't like Gingrich...he's a RINO in sheep's clothing. His positions have shifted back to the right...strangely enough...like Romney.

I will vote for Gingrich...but the MSM will tear him apart...and the average voter out there who doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground will take their cues from the MSM and the $1 Billion in negative adds that will run. Neither one can win.

18 posted on 12/12/2011 2:48:28 PM PST by NELSON111
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Michael Weiner... joins that idiot Beck in the socks-smoking arseportal club...


19 posted on 12/12/2011 2:49:43 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Neidermeyer

Easy to offer a million when you know Gingrich won’t take it. Offer me the million, big man.

Savage is transparent. Did any of you give him money when he was fighting censorship of his show or something, and used his listeners’ money to pay every penny of the legal expense?


20 posted on 12/12/2011 2:51:47 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: merrylu

This is just how MSM and Obama wanted it.. We have ZERO to choose from for President.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 2:52:16 PM PST by JFC
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To: merrylu

Why doesn’t he pay Obama to not run? And while he’s at it, I’d be happy to kick in a few bucks. I think we could come up with quite a handsome sum to ask him to leave.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 2:52:48 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: merrylu
Sheesh, why should Newt accept when Soros may offer him $1 billion to drop out during the general election? (But don't accept that either, Newt! You'll have an opportunity to change the world for the better. Not many people are offered that chance, much less know how to pull it off. You do. Billionaires are a dime a dozen.)
23 posted on 12/12/2011 2:54:39 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: merrylu
Breaking news?

Really?

24 posted on 12/12/2011 2:54:47 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: merrylu

Calls Gingrich “a fat, old, white man.” Is there any point even taking gutter crap like that seriously?


25 posted on 12/12/2011 2:55:00 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: merrylu

Michael Savage is so often wrong. He even said that Herman Cain would not find work any more, and couldn’t go back to being a radio talk show host. BUT I heard that Fox News offered Cain a job. I notice they aren’t offering Savage a job.

Pat Buchanan said that if Romney ever won the primaries, it would risk a 3rd party.


26 posted on 12/12/2011 2:55:35 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Revolting cat!

“You’ve made this jackass Savage (not his real name) filthy rich by listening to his vomit and buying the trash advertised therein.”

LOLOLOL!

your name suits you


27 posted on 12/12/2011 2:56:02 PM PST by merrylu
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To: merrylu

“Who is Michael Savage? Is he that wrestler guy”? Rush Limbaugh


28 posted on 12/12/2011 2:56:41 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: merrylu

Just watched the C-Span debate with Huntsman & Newt.

They were both better than Romney - and the fact that Newt could go toe to toe with Huntsman on discussing China, Iran, the defense budget, foreign aid and intelligence was icing on the cake.

Romney would have been gobsmacked by both of them.


29 posted on 12/12/2011 2:57:36 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: merrylu

The RATS must love watching the Repubs circular firing squad. They have the weakest candidate since Jimma Carter and their opponents are too busy cutting each other’s throats to put up a fight. For every bad things these guys say about each other, they should say 2 bad things about the disgusting America-hating marxist in chief.


30 posted on 12/12/2011 2:57:36 PM PST by Hacklehead (Democrats think "fairness" is taxing the rich until they have no more than anyone else.)
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To: merrylu

Romeny has lost the vast majority elections in which he was a candidate. And every campaign he’s involved in, he tends to weaken over time. He’s a weak, plastic, awkward, passionless, and cowardly. He’s a bag of mush. And he is not electable.


31 posted on 12/12/2011 2:57:36 PM PST by vekzen
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To: Keith in Iowa

ouch! to be leaving marks...


32 posted on 12/12/2011 2:58:57 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: All; merrylu
Other than lacking the "fat," how does Romney distinguish himself from looking like an "old... white man?"

Savage was pushing Trump early this year.

33 posted on 12/12/2011 3:00:38 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: merrylu

Savage’s show lately has been nothing but promoting his book. He reads passages from it endlessly and compares himself favorably himself to Jack London and Ernest Hemingway.

He dislikes Sarah Palin and has said she could never win. Lately he has been bashing Gingrich endlessly. Few people are as arrogant as Savage.


34 posted on 12/12/2011 3:00:38 PM PST by vortigern
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To: vekzen

“Romeny has lost the vast majority elections in which he was a candidate. And every campaign he’s involved in, he tends to weaken over time. He’s a weak, plastic, awkward, passionless, and cowardly. He’s a bag of mush. And he is not electable.”

Jeb Bush is looking pretty good right now. /s


35 posted on 12/12/2011 3:01:52 PM PST by Hacklehead (Democrats think "fairness" is taxing the rich until they have no more than anyone else.)
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To: merrylu

This is good for Newt, it will only strengthen his base.


36 posted on 12/12/2011 3:02:30 PM PST by eastforker (I'll pick Rick but I still root for Newt.)
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To: NELSON111
I will vote for Gingrich...but the MSM will tear him apart...and the average voter out there who doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground will take their cues from the MSM and the $1 Billion in negative adds that will run. Neither one can win.

The media will destroy whoever the (R)s nominate. When half don't pay taxes & almost half are somehow on the government dole how can a conservative ever get elected.

37 posted on 12/12/2011 3:07:08 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: merrylu

Now this is funny. At the end of the debate when they were asked of whom they admired on the stage, Santorum said Gingrich because he used to listen to Newts tape on conservatism.

Can anyone tell me WTH?


38 posted on 12/12/2011 3:08:21 PM PST by crz
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To: merrylu

The only reason Savage is enamored with Romney is because, if I remember correctly, he and Romney had dinner together and talked some things out.

I’ve come to realize that Savage loves people who stroke his ego and make him feel important. People call in to his show and slather him with praise, he gets giddy and gives out a free book. Herman Cain shows up, Savage supports him. Romney meets with Savage, Savage supports Romney. After Herman Cain made his second appearance on the Savage Nation, I heard him air his snarling contempt for Michele Bachmann because she wouldn’t come back on his show.

So why do I still listen to Savage, you ask? As of this moment, I no longer do. I’m no fan of Newt, but anyone who thinks he’s worse than Wimp Romney is delusional.


39 posted on 12/12/2011 3:08:21 PM PST by Cato in PA (What a tangled web we weave.)
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To: TitansAFC

Michael Savage - like Glenn Beck - will only attract listeners while Obama is in office.

People tune in to hear that someone is ‘on their side’. These so-called conservative radio jocks do nothing but use the airways for agiprop and then pocket their millions while their listeners are unemployed, losing their homes and desperate.

That is not to say they don’t support conservative principles- low taxes - small government etc., but they know what butters their bread - CONTROVERSY!!!!


40 posted on 12/12/2011 3:08:30 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: merrylu

I want a double helping of fat old white guy. 2012 and 2016.


41 posted on 12/12/2011 3:08:30 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Merry Christmas to all)
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To: NELSON111

“Savage is right and wrong. He is right about Gingrich...but wrong about Romney.

We are screwed with either one of these two as the nominee. I don’t like Romney...he’s a democrat...and I don’t like Gingrich...he’s a RINO in sheep’s clothing. His positions have shifted back to the right...strangely enough...like Romney.

I will vote for Gingrich...but the MSM will tear him apart...and the average voter out there who doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground will take their cues from the MSM and the $1 Billion in negative adds that will run. Neither one can win.”

Sums up my current opinion, unfortunately.


42 posted on 12/12/2011 3:09:09 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: merrylu

Why does Mark Levin hate Savage’s guts?


43 posted on 12/12/2011 3:10:39 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: merrylu

First, front runner Rick Perry took himself down with some idiotic comments in a debate.

Next, Herman Cain took the reigns as the front runner and the GOP elite planted accusations and whispers that Herman Cain had numerous extramarital affairs. Down Cain fell.

Now Newt Gingrich is the front runner and the GOP elite can not attack with rumors of affairs. Instead, they use the media members from the right(Glenn Back and Michael Savage) to attack Newt and try to bring him down.

It is very obvious that the entire media and the GOP elite want Mitt Romney to win the GOP nomination for the presidency. Are voters this stupid?


44 posted on 12/12/2011 3:12:37 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: Hacklehead
Jeb Bush is looking pretty good right now.

That is Karl Rove's wet dream.

45 posted on 12/12/2011 3:14:57 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: forgotten man

“Why does Mark Levin hate Savage’s guts?”

Savage mercilessly attacks all other right wing talkers then wonders why no one comes to his defense. I predict that one day Savage and Beck will have ajoining padded cells.


46 posted on 12/12/2011 3:16:24 PM PST by Hacklehead (Democrats think "fairness" is taxing the rich until they have no more than anyone else.)
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To: merrylu
Savage is unhinged, but at least he has a definitive opinion. All the other hosts on radio say just enough to be perfectly ambiguous, so they don't offend their audience. It makes for a wise radio policy, but not a very illuminating political discussion.
47 posted on 12/12/2011 3:29:11 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: kidd

Looks like the left is having a field day laughing at us as we eat our own. Some who listen to Rush think that by advising Romney to move further to the right of Gingrich, Rush too believes that with a millon pounds of baggage, untelegenic, and incendiary, Gingrich would be soundly beaten by Obama.

To be sure this is a pathetic bench. But we must find a candidate who will beat Obama otherwise with one or two more SC appointments and a slew of federal judegships, Obama will have steered the nation to a point of no return. If Gingrich is unelectable (as I and many others do) we must settle for the next electable candidate (prefer Perry, and Romney if he is electable and is the only remaining choice)! This is not an election anyone of us can sit out.


48 posted on 12/12/2011 3:43:10 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: merrylu

Michael Savage may not be a liberal, but he’s definitely got some sort of mental disorder.


49 posted on 12/12/2011 3:52:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bigbob

“I’ve always thought Savage is an asshole, but he’s more anti-American than even Obama if he thinks this is how our political system is supposed to work.”

Michael Weiner (Savage) IS a self-serving A$$HOLE! With him, it’s all about a buck!


50 posted on 12/12/2011 3:53:47 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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