Skip to comments.96% of Negative Super PAC Spending Since Iowa Has Targeted Gingrich
Posted on 01/10/2012 4:03:59 PM PST by TBBT
Nearly all negative spending by super PACs in the presidential campaign over the past week has gone toward opposing Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who trailed badly in polls leading up to todays New Hampshire primary, according to a WSJ analysis of expenditures reported to the Federal Election Commission.
In total, anti-Gingrich super PAC Restore Our Future disclosed $89,962 in expenditures opposing Mr. Gingrichs candidacy since the Jan. 3 caucuses in Iowa, where he came in fourth. Thats 96% of all negative spending in the past week by super PACs, the newest and most controversial form of political action committee, which can raise unlimited sums of money but arent permitted to coordinate with the campaigns.
Heres how negative spending by super PACs looked over the past week, according to our analysis of expenditures submitted to FEC:
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Why does the author dude have two last names?
Married to a liberal professor probably. Or french..
My guess is metrosexual.
The really bad outcome was, Newt let this get to him, and he exploded with an almost Olympian wrath, painting himself as someone who was AGAINST venture capitalism. And I don’t think that in his heart, Newt is anything of the kind.
Actually, this is probably the general lines by which the Obama re-election committee meant to attack Romney in the general election, and Romney, bless his heart, has the time and resources to counter these accusations and charges before the Obama Chicago Machine can crank them up against him.
But will Mitt take this opportunity and marshall his arguments supporting his actions while at Bain Capital? Or will he just meekly allow the propaganda surge to stand, and be carried backwards in the flood of invective that will surely issue from the Obama regime, once the gloves are taken off?
The nagging fear is that Romney believes that simply being the nominee is enough to rally all the “Anybody but Obama” sentiment that seethes in this country, and will do the very minimum in support of his own election.
With so many failures and vulnerabilities, Obama should already be unelectable, and so immobilized he cannot serve effectively for the remainder of this term. But do not underestimate the determination and tenacity of cornered ‘Rats. If you don’t go for the kill, the vicious and cunning creatures will fight past you and end up inflicting serious damage in the process.
Betcha you’d find much of this funding is coming from the rats. The rats want a repeat of 2008 when they got the R candidate they wanted there.
I see Newt as the Reagan at Ford’s nominating convention in 1976. Just there to say I told you so. Except for Newt - there is no next time.