Skip to comments.Radio host Michael Savage offers Gingrich $1 million to drop out of GOP race
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 Gingrichs 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 dont run.
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He spent that much buying trinkets for wifey#3 to agree to all the BS that goes along with a campaign..
eh... only $600,000 after taxes...
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)?
We have people goin’ nuts out there..
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.
Newt is too Conservative for Michael Savage. He’d much prefer Jerry Brown as President (or Ron Paul).
Shock Jock extraordinaire.
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.
Coming from Savage, that is really funny.
I dont think Michael Savage is a shock jock
that said I do dislike romney ALOT
I don’t like newt either
You’ve made this jackass Savage (not his real name) filthy rich by listening to his vomit and buying the trash advertised therein.
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.
The Westboro Church of conservative radio
RINOmney might be electable.
But not by me.
Is that even legal?
He can toss out a mil when he asks for money for his legal fund? I don’t get it.
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.
Michael Weiner... joins that idiot Beck in the socks-smoking arseportal club...
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?
This is just how MSM and Obama wanted it.. We have ZERO to choose from for President.
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.
Calls Gingrich “a fat, old, white man. Is there any point even taking gutter crap like that seriously?
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.
“Youve made this jackass Savage (not his real name) filthy rich by listening to his vomit and buying the trash advertised therein.”
your name suits you
“Who is Michael Savage? Is he that wrestler guy”? Rush Limbaugh
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.
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.
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.
ouch! to be leaving marks...
Savage was pushing Trump early this year.
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.
“Romeny has lost the vast majority elections in which he was a candidate. And every campaign hes involved in, he tends to weaken over time. Hes a weak, plastic, awkward, passionless, and cowardly. Hes a bag of mush. And he is not electable.”
Jeb Bush is looking pretty good right now. /s
This is good for Newt, it will only strengthen his base.
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.
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?
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.
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!!!!
I want a double helping of fat old white guy. 2012 and 2016.
“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.
Why does Mark Levin hate Savage’s guts?
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?
That is Karl Rove's wet dream.
“Why does Mark Levin hate Savages 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.
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.
Michael Savage may not be a liberal, but he’s definitely got some sort of mental disorder.
“Ive always thought Savage is an asshole, but hes 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!