Skip to comments."BILLIONAIRE SHELDON ADELSON SAYS HE MIGHT GIVE $100MM TO NEWT"
Posted on 02/21/2012 8:03:43 AM PST by bramps
This story is part of a larger profile appearing in the March 12th, 2012 issue of FORBES magazine.
Sheldon Adelson plays as stubbornly in politics as he does in business. So the criticisms that hes 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 speakers super PAC, Winning Our Future. They like to trash other people. Its unfair that Ive been treated unfairbut it doesnt stop me. I might give $10 million or $100 million to Gingrich.
Adelson, the 78-year-old CEO of casino giant Las Vegas Sands, certainly can afford to: With a net worth of roughly $25 billion, that $11 million, which jolted Gingrichs 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 Adelsons Venetian casino.
Is that fair? Im against very wealthy people attempting to or influencing elections, he shrugs. But as long as its doable Im 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 Im not ashamed of it. I gave the money because there is no other legal way to do it. I dont want to go through ten different corporations to hide my name. Im proud of what I do and Im not looking to escape recognition.
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Only chance America has is Newt Gingrich!
i am glad to see Newt getting the support. I have read that Adelson has an economic interest here, protecting his casino profits against lawful on-line gambling, which Mitt supporter Trump is advocating.
he might give $100 million to Newt Gingrich -
or other Republican
Well, were down to two conservative Republicans, one Massachusetts liberal, and a nutjob congressman.
Newt probably is well able to get the job done, so that's not the point. But it is (one more) indictment on McCain, and Bush for signing it, IMO.
Adelson appears to have a different goal than you do.
“Might” sounds like he’s advertising for a deal of some sort. Makes me suspicious.
“Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Says He Might Give $100M To Newt Gingrich Or Other Republican”
Why did you change it?
Our side needs a billionaire whois is not part of the RINO establishment.
I’ll believe Adelson is our man when he agrees to match, dollar for dollar our Freeper contributions.
In the meantime, I think I’ll walk the canals of the faux Venetian tonight, and swing over to the Palazzo.
This is the money quote from the article:
“I might give $10 million or $100 million to Gingrich.
Adelson doesn’t say he’s give $100 million to anyone but Newt. Your complaint is with the headline writer from Forbes.
No. He shares the same primary goal. Replacing Obama with a Republican other than Ron Paul. His preference, which is obvious if you follow the timeline of his donations, is Newt. He’s been with him right along. Even in politics, sometimes a rose is just a rose.
What America needs is more free $peech in politics so $pecial interests can rule.
I think he should give $50 mil to Obama...to resign. Saves himself 450 mil that way...everyone would be a winner
Must be nice to have that kind of spare change.
So - one must ask - how has Adelson benefitted from Newt, or what is he expecting from a Newt presidency, to be willing to bet $100million?
Is he a major shareholder of a company that moved manufacturing to Mexico (NAFTA)?
Or does he expect some future special favors?