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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Says He Might Give $100M To Newt Gingrich Or Other Republican
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2012/02/21/billionaire-sheldon-adelson-says-he-might-give-100m-to-newt-gingrich-or-other-republican/ ^ | 12-20-12 | Bartoni

Posted on 02/20/2012 9:48:15 PM PST by VinL

Sheldon Adelson plays as stubbornly in politics as he does in business. So the criticisms that he’s trying to personally buy the presidential election for Newt Gingrich are met with a roll of the eyes. “Those people are either jealous or professional critics,” Adelson tells me during his first interview since he and his wife began funneling $11 million, with another $10 million injection widely expected, into the former speaker’s super PAC, Winning Our Future. “They like to trash other people. It’s unfair that I’ve been treated unfair—but it doesn’t stop me. I might give $10 million or $100 million to Gingrich.”

Adelson, 78, certainly can afford to: With a net worth of roughly $25 billion, that $11 million, which jolted Gingrich’s flatlining presidential bid back to life, equates to 0.044% of his fortune. For someone with a $1 million net worth, the equivalent would be $440, or a two-night stay at Adelson’s Venetian casino. Adelson could personally fund an entire presidential campaign—say, $1 billion or so—and not even notice. Sheldon Adelson Could Give $1 Billion To Gingrich And Not Notice.

Is that fair? “I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections,” he shrugs. “But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it. Because I know that guys like Soros have been doing it for years, if not decades. And they stay below the radar by creating a network of corporations to funnel their money. I have my own philosophy and I’m not ashamed of it. I gave the money because....

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Newt's ace in the hole. Newt will rise again. -:)
1 posted on 02/20/2012 9:48:27 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

“But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it. Because I know that guys like Soros have been doing it for years, if not decades. And they stay below the radar by creating a network of corporations to funnel their money. I have my own philosophy and I’m not ashamed of it. I gave the money because there is no other legal way to do it. I don’t want to go through ten different corporations to hide my name. I’m proud of what I do and I’m not looking to escape recognition.”

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WOOT!!!! Love this man!


2 posted on 02/20/2012 9:55:56 PM PST by Irenic
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To: VinL

God bless Sheldon Adelson!


3 posted on 02/20/2012 10:02:14 PM PST by matthew fuller (Daniel Hannan is a better "American Citizen" than any Democrat and many Republicans.)
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To: VinL

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/02/20/could_gingrich_donor_give_romney_a_de_facto_boost__113183-comments.html


4 posted on 02/20/2012 10:03:06 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: VinL

If there is no still-valid, stupid rule that forbids him to do this... that’s what I’d be deathly afraid of... then go go go go go go GO Mr. Adelson! That would give Newt (or Newt’s super-PAC boosters) a budget that could effectively counter the Romney sh*tstorms.


5 posted on 02/20/2012 10:04:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: VinL
Bad news for the Newt supporters according to the latest article from RealClearPolitics.. this money will mostly benefit Mitt Romney's to claim the GOP nomination...
The Newt supporters are being set up for a big let down, you have been had, bamboozled, railroad...
So what ever your cause is will only help Mitt Romney now.
The time to wake up is now before it's to late before Adelson helps Mitt Romney buy and win the GOP nomination.
6 posted on 02/20/2012 10:07:42 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The way he could immunize himself (and more importantly, Newt) from such criticisms is to announce that he will match the highest fundraiser among the remaining candidates. So if Romney raises $5M, Adelson writes a check to Newt’s Super PAC for the same amount.

That said, Newt needs a lot more than that to properly counter all the mud Romney has already been slinging at him...


7 posted on 02/20/2012 10:10:17 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Hey, then at least he and Soros will find themselves on the same side. And after all that tooting about wanting to oppose Soros’ financial levers.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 10:11:03 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: VinL
be $440, or a two-night stay at Adelson’s Venetian casino.

bullshite...I stayed there 3 nights last summer at the Palazzo...an adjunct to the Venetian.... 750 per night for two rooms...for both...220/night ain't happening less Shatner books it

9 posted on 02/20/2012 10:11:03 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Hey, then at least he and Soros will find themselves on the same side. And after all that tooting about wanting to oppose Soros’ financial leverage.


10 posted on 02/20/2012 10:11:29 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: American Constitutionalist

My friend, rather than post an article with a 3rd party’s meanderings about potential Adelson motivations, why not read the article posted and judge Mr. Adelson by his own words.


11 posted on 02/20/2012 10:11:47 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL; kalee; TitansAFC; hoosiermama; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...


Newt Gingrich for President Ping List!
Newt.org

12 posted on 02/20/2012 10:13:08 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Irenic

Good for him.


13 posted on 02/20/2012 10:13:51 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: VinL

“I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections,” he shrugs. “But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it

fits in good with newt...im against it but hell ill do it anyway


14 posted on 02/20/2012 10:14:55 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Boo-FReepin-Hoo!

GO NEWT!!!
15 posted on 02/20/2012 10:17:07 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

So Adelson gives money to Newt to Help Mittens. Mittens scorched earth left a bad taste in everyone mouth and his funds are drying up. Mittens went crying to Adelson looking for a hand out.

How much money did Adelson give Mittens. Nothing.

If mittens loses Michigan its over if he dont tap his own personal wealth.


16 posted on 02/20/2012 10:20:32 PM PST by Bailee ( Pray for your salvation and a miracle, Prepare for the end of the USA.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Josh Painter

Ping!


17 posted on 02/20/2012 10:22:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: skaterboy
took those comments as he was going to balance out Soros influence. Sort of hitting him in the face with the glove....
18 posted on 02/20/2012 10:22:59 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: VinL

If I hadd all of that money, I’d buy myself a politician too!


19 posted on 02/20/2012 10:28:42 PM PST by turn_to
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To: onyx

Good news!!!


20 posted on 02/20/2012 10:32:30 PM PST by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points)
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To: b9; Marguerite; Cincinatus' Wife; true believer forever; CutePuppy

Sure would have helped a lot a few months ago, but we’ll see what the SuperPAC can do with it now.

GO NEWT!

Fight for us and our Republic!

I’m sure he’s more sick of being shut out than we are of him being shut out!

Keep the faith and don’t stop praying!


21 posted on 02/20/2012 10:46:10 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: VinL
Newt will rise again.

Thank you, Sheldon Adelson!

22 posted on 02/20/2012 10:47:23 PM PST by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points)
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To: hoosiermama; skaterboy; American Constitutionalist

I don’t get Adelson exactly, but glad to hear he can keep Newt alive through Super Tuesday for sure, and that Mitt Romney is said to be down to $7 million. Given those two theses, it says Adelson does not expect to ever have to give a red cent to Ron Paul, and that if he cares a whit for Mitt Romney, while Newt has been been pulverized, and Romney in a cash crunch, he would be cashing up Mitt Romney. That he is not lifting a finger to revive the campaign cash for Myth is obvious.

What makes me crazy is he said none of his money can be used in negative ads!! Wish he would get real on that point! And he left Newt too long in a financial wilderness during Florida, while watching Romney’s $20 million dollar effort to destroy him.

I know, I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, especially when he has no interest in Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney, unless they sweat flopped into the nomination, which is not likely in either case as things are shaking out. :)


23 posted on 02/20/2012 10:50:28 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

Newt has turned Romney’s manipulation and negative ads over to the legal team. They will handle the FL challenge at convention (BTW how did Paul come out in Maine Sat)

The lawyers are also dealing with the false ads from the threat of “knowingly playing false advertising” which can get license pulled. IIRC.

Instead of fighting back directly at Mitt, he’s attacking his actions, which is much more successful.


24 posted on 02/20/2012 11:02:07 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama; RitaOK

Romney still won Maine by 156 votes or thereabout.


25 posted on 02/20/2012 11:08:19 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: VinL

“I might give $10 million or $100 million to Gingrich.”

I’d say that looks like good news.

President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


26 posted on 02/20/2012 11:15:19 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: onyx

THen their delegates should be about equal.


27 posted on 02/20/2012 11:19:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Is this the Trump situation?


28 posted on 02/20/2012 11:24:26 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: VinL
Because I know that guys like Soros have been doing it for years, if not decades. And they stay below the radar by creating a network of corporations to funnel their money. I have my own philosophy and I’m not ashamed of it. I gave the money because there is no other legal way to do it. I don’t want to go through ten different corporations to hide my name. I’m proud of what I do and I’m not looking to escape recognition.”

I LOVE seeing this Orthodox, religious, Conservative REAL Jew taking on the secular, self-hating, Communist Jew-In-Name-Only (JINO) Soros. Bless you, Mr. Adelson.

29 posted on 02/20/2012 11:34:23 PM PST by montag813
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!

30 posted on 02/21/2012 12:05:29 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: montag813

mee too


31 posted on 02/21/2012 12:05:40 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: VinL

I’ve been living under a rock. I never heard of him. I know of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, top 2 richest Americans who donate to Democrats to steal money from the rest of us


32 posted on 02/21/2012 1:46:59 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: VinL; onyx; All

Gambling losses can be considered campaign contributions!

Nice!


33 posted on 02/21/2012 1:57:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: napscoordinator
Well, some people have said on here that if people don't donate that we don't have a say around here... and they are right,,, on the other hand ? those who do donate can vote with their donations and take it else where.
People's money is mightier that the ZOT.
34 posted on 02/21/2012 2:22:13 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

He will soon be vilified along with the Koch Brothers who have a combined wealth of over 70 Billion and way over George the real evil Soros net worth.


35 posted on 02/21/2012 2:28:30 AM PST by scooby321
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To: montag813; VinL; onyx; b9; TitansAFC; All
"Because I know that guys like Soros have been doing it for years, if not decades. And they stay below the radar by creating a network of corporations to funnel their money. I have my own philosophy and I’m not ashamed of it. I gave the money because there is no other legal way to do it. I don’t want to go through ten different corporations to hide my name. I’m proud of what I do and I’m not looking to escape recognition.”

“What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we’ve been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because the redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the government controlling people’s lives. What scares me is the lack of accountability that people would prefer to experience, just let the government take care of everything and I’ll go fish or I won’t work, etc.”

“U.S. domestic politics is very important to me because I see that the things that made this country great are now being relegated into duplicating that which is making other countries less great. … I’m afraid of the trend where more and more people have the tendency to want to be given instead of wanting to give. People are less willing to share. There are fewer philanthropists being grown and there are greater expectations of the government. I believe that people will come to their senses and not extend the current Administration’s quest to socialize this country. It won’t be a socialist democracy because it won’t be a democracy.”

36 posted on 02/21/2012 3:03:22 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: scooby321

“He will soon be vilified along with the Koch Brothers”

So what? They’ve got used to it.
Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

No one questions WHO is giving to Obama hundreds of millions or WHO has given to Romney dozens of millions.
They like to play the game, but not the game played against them. They have loaded the dice, and now they are ready to complain?


37 posted on 02/21/2012 3:12:22 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

He will soon be vilified along with the Koch Brothers”
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Hell, when you have $21 Billion, who cares if people vilify you?


38 posted on 02/21/2012 3:47:37 AM PST by no dems (How did we end up with such an inferior GOP slate of candidates for President this year?)
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To: matthew fuller

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/rickprayerpublic/index

Really? , I am asking folks to pray God’s Will to be done will you join me?


39 posted on 02/21/2012 3:47:46 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011 (Please pick Rick Santorum! Please!)
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To: no dems

He can do whatever he wants with his money, that’s the conservative way. Even if I don’t have billions or millions, I do whatever I WANT with my money.

Soros is doing it, Mitt is doing it, why not OTHERS?


40 posted on 02/21/2012 4:07:52 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Hey, I’m in agreement with you. I’m on your side. Hope you did not misunderstand my post.


41 posted on 02/21/2012 4:09:50 AM PST by no dems (How did we end up with such an inferior GOP slate of candidates for President this year?)
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To: Dan.israel.2011

What would Santorum do in order to support Israel, Dan?

Would he try to convert the Jews to his righteous religion, or bash them for their un-Catholic morals?
I simply don’t trust him to be a fair to people of a different faith.


42 posted on 02/21/2012 4:13:53 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: no dems

I know, haven’t misunderstood your post. I only continued on its track :)


43 posted on 02/21/2012 4:15:26 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: montag813

“I LOVE seeing this Orthodox, religious, Conservative REAL Jew taking on the secular, self-hating, Communist Jew-In-Name-Only (JINO) Soros.”

So do I :)


44 posted on 02/21/2012 4:18:12 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: VinL

not if a couple and the establishment have anything to do with it.

They’ve already ran from a debate in Newt’s backyard, guess the crowd could not be controlled as much as here in NE FL


45 posted on 02/21/2012 4:29:52 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: American Constitutionalist

FFS, I read the post and then thought WTH is this about but then I saw it was you going on AGAIN against Newt.

Do you ever give it a rest for crying out loud?
Infact please do, it has become boring and tedious


46 posted on 02/21/2012 4:31:59 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: skaterboy

I’ve always found that people who self-consciously refuse to use punctuation because they think it’s cool or something have nothing to say.


47 posted on 02/21/2012 4:52:14 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: onyx

Wait until after Mittens destroys Rick in Michigan, which he will, and then it will become obvious that Newt will be the right guy to use that money.


48 posted on 02/21/2012 5:39:44 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: VinL

I might give 5 gazzillion..or $50..havn’t made up my mind yet. Probably $50.


49 posted on 02/21/2012 5:57:14 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: VinL
U.S. domestic politics is very important to me because I see that the things that made this country great are now being relegated into duplicating that which is making other countries less great.

A great American. I knew there had to be one who cared and had wisdom and the means to seriously resist the socialist juggernaut that just seems to be rolling over this country like it's absolutely nothing.

If Sheldon Adelson gives $100m to Newt and Newt wins as a result, someone ought to put up a big bleeping statue of Sheldon Adelson right next to the Washington monument because, man, if Obama wins again, I doubt there will be a Washington monument four years from now.

50 posted on 02/21/2012 5:58:16 AM PST by LibWhacker
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