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Adelson on Gingrich: Itís the end of the line ("And I like Rick, but I don't want him as President")
Hotair ^ | 03/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/29/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Bad news for Newt Gingrich, courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun and the Jewish Journal: the big bucks behind his super-PAC says that the former Speaker has reached “the end of his line” in the nomination process. Sheldon Adelson has bad news for Gingrich’s competitors, too, with tart words for both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. However, Adelson wasn’t the only hope of Romney and Santorum for staying competitive in the nomination chase, either:

In some of his first public comments on the presidential race, Las Vegas Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson candidly described GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s dwindling chances for the nomination and said he doesn’t want Rick Santorum “running my country.”

Adelson, whose family has given more than $16 million to the super political action committee backing Gingrich, remains unimpressed with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as well, according to JewishJournal.com.

But Adelson acknowledged his favored candidate isn’t going to win the race.

“It appears as though he’s at the end of his line,” Adelson told a small group Monday at The Jewish Federations of North America’s TribeFest, held at the Venetian. “I mean, mathematically, he can’t get anywhere near the numbers.”

Most of the interview covers what Adelson doesn’t like about Gingrich’s competitors, especially Rick Santorum. Adelson is pro-choice and dislikes Santorum’s social conservatism, although he does allow that he and Santorum are “friendly,” while insisting that “I don want him to run my country.” Romney, Adelson says, isn’t “a bold decision-maker,” and in that sense Adelson thinks that he’s a lot like Barack Obama, attempting to keep his record blank. That doesn’t sound like a man who’s looking to dump millions of dollars into a Romney super-PAC.

However, it also doesn’t sound like a man who wants to dump more of his cash into a losing cause. It’s clear how much Adelson likes Gingrich, but when a successful casino owner starts talking about mathematical impossibilities, it means something. If anyone can talk Gingrich out of the race, it’s Adelson, and perhaps he can do so just by closing the checkbook.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adelson; gingrich; newt

1 posted on 03/29/2012 6:54:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If Romney gets the nomination, we need to work harder than we’ve ever worked before. We need to challenge Dems in every district and work as if we had a chance. We need to make the midterm election losses of 2010 look mild compared to the liberal losses this year. America cannot afford to have either Romney or Obama in our White House for the next four years without a severely conservative Congress to control “Severely Conservative” Romney and “Not a Socialist” Obama.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 7:13:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hang in there with Newt, Mr. Adelson, you backed him this far, so back him all the way to Tampa. Not that much further.

You are a very smart man to see the potential of NEWT Gingrich as President. Your are a very smart man to see that Rick is not mature enough for that position NOW.

You are smart enough to see that Mitt is just WRONG.

Your only choice: Stay with NEWT, he will not get the Delegate #'s in primaries, BUT you know he is SMART enough to be able to negotiate something in Tampa. Stay with the smart one Mr. Adelson, that one is NEWT GINGRICH.

3 posted on 03/29/2012 7:15:34 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: SeekAndFind

Adelson has been about taking Santorum out all along.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2846572/posts


4 posted on 03/29/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind
I believe he actually closed his checkbook back in February, so these comments are a bit late. I can see why he doesn't like Santorum. Social conservatives frown on gambling. Bad for business.
5 posted on 03/29/2012 8:07:23 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: throwback

Adelson also opposes online gambling.

Claims to be “morally opposed” to it. LOL


6 posted on 03/29/2012 8:16:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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