Skip to comments.Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Says He Might Give $100M To Newt Gingrich Or Other Republican
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 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, 78, 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. Adelson could personally fund an entire presidential campaignsay, $1 billion or soand not even notice. Sheldon Adelson Could Give $1 Billion To Gingrich And Not Notice.
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....
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Thank you for that news!! What about Santorum’s false ads against Newt?
Good for Mr. Adelson. This sort of conviction is something slime like George Soros can't even begin to understand.
[ If I hadd all of that money, Id buy myself a politician too! ]
Buying politicians is only okay when he left does it. You don’t hear a peep about Soros in the state run media but they won’t leave Addelson and the Koch brothers alone. They don’t like to see money spent to back politicians who believe in free enterprise and America as founded. They only like big money donors wh want to see the USA transformed into a socialist hell.
PERSONALLY I serve The God of Abraham - Isaac - Jacob ... having said that... I also serve the PUBLIC regardless of their religious or non-religious beliefs... having said that, I believe that Rick Santorum will be honest and sincere in his role as President of the United States... He is more “REAL” than Newt, Romney, or Paul.. IMHO.
This is not a bash on Newt, but I think Newt has too much baggage that will be used against him in the general election and is therefore unelectable IMHO... Rick Santorum has no such baggage whether you agree with his personal views or not. Has he made some poor decisions/votes in the past.. yes... is he perfect... no —> is he honest/sincere in his views... yes <—
This explains why Newt doesn’t have arrogance...but an endless funnel of cash to his advantage. As of this morning...Romney is down to $66.7 million left on hand.
The pussies Santorum and Romney don’t want to debate him after tomorrow because they know Newt will regain the top spot again over them.
It should be the other way around.
You've “spammed” that same whacky theory about Adelson's support for Newt on several threads; however, a logical examination of the facts does not support it.
Why would it make any sense at all for Adelson to be contributing funds to Newt PAC's for the purpose of undermining both Newt and Santorum in order to help Romney??? That premise defies even the most basic application of logic.
Newt and Rick are both well documented enemies of Iran's nuclear ambitions and strong supporters of Israel; which are Adelson’s main reasons for contributing to any national political campaign. While you offer only some sort of vague, illogical “tinfoil” theory, Occam's Razor would imply that if Adelson’s desire was to help Romney; he could just cut off funding for Newt and give all his contributions directly to Romney's PAC. I'm sure they could find more than enough dirty tricks and attack ads to spend it on.
Further, after examining your posting history, the majority of your recent posts are either anti-Newt w/allegations you do not substantiate; or awkward accusations that Christians are being attacked on FR. I would add that, your posts also contained a plaintive plea to Jim; whining that he had “promised” you that he would not ban you from FR. While I seriously doubt Jim makes any such “promises” to you or anyone else; what is clear is that others must have complained about your nefarious posting tactics for you to have made such a whimpering appeal!!!
Frankly, I find your tactics less than honest. To that point I submit the following: Recently on another thread you posted a comment addressed to me regarding the same theory you “spammed” on this thread. Because I had made a post in support of Newt, you insinuated I was a hypocrite; yet you had no evidence for that statement. Yesterday I replied back to you w/my supporting logic and asked you for any substantiation you had for your ad hominem attack on me. So far, you have not even had the courtesy to reply back; yet you seem to have ample time to continue to post wildly speculative theories that are designed to undermine Newt's support.
Here is a link to the thread I am referring to above and my reply to you (See Post #45):
Not me, I'd support the ONE candidate who has the love FOR America and the knowledge and capability of taking America out of the hands of the enemy and in memory of every soldier who gave their life for our country. It's about our country and not about lying politicians and their ego/political ambitions. That's why the money goes to NEWT - the only candidate who has proven successes FOR America and the ONLY ONE who is a visionary for the country he loves.
O MY...really.. is this what Newt’s campaign has come down to? I sure hope not.... I think we have seen enough debate to know the differences between Newt/Romney & Rick Santorum...... it is time for the establishment RNC/DNC to wake up and get behind the PEOPLE and Rick Santorum... I suported Herman Cain early in the campaign because he was the best ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT... and quite frankly the best NOT-ROMNEY candidate.. Newt and Romney are the establishment.. I think Newt should stay in and keep pulling votes FROM Mittens and direct them to Rick Santorum.
I would like to see Rick Santorum move more towards Herman Cain and 9-9-9
Good news. Newt could use another $50 mil or so.
Everyone should own a politician or two. That’s what the USA has come to....bribery, corruption, manipulation, and money to tap into a crony government. Actually Adelson is giving his money to the MSM. It feeds their profits and makes our candidates beholden.
We’re headed quickly towards the same corruption that afflicts every other two bit banana republic or oligarchy or fiefdom. I can not understand how some who call themselves conservative believe the few owning politicians is honky dory. Both Parties can be corrupt and they are well on the way.
We need to remove money from government and elections and replace it with demonstrated free speech where supporters actually work and volunteer and go door to door for candidates.
Yeah sure. You’re repeating like a parrot what the lamemedia propaganda nailed in the voters’ mind with “Newt’s baggage”, “he’s got too much baggage”, “baggage carrying Newt” and so on and so forth. If you want to look at his “baggage” compared to Mitt&Rick’s empty suits, HERE WE GO!
If at 68, a man has not baggage, that means his life was empty and his achievements were nil.
Talk about a baggage:
10 uninterrupted terms serving in the House of Representatives (1979 - 1999)
The House Republican Minority Whip (1990 - 1994)
The first Republican Speaker of the House in 40 years (1995-1999)
Author of 23 books, including Lessons Learned the Hard Way (1998), Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America (2005), Rediscovering God in America (2006), and To Save America: Stopping Obamas Secular-Socialist Machine (2010). He also co-wrote an alternative history series on the Civil War and World War II.
In 2003 he founded the Center for Health Transformation to develop a 21st century healthcare system that is centered on the individual.
Served on the Hart-Rudman Commission, formally known as the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
Gingrich has taught at the United States Air Forces Air University, where he is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course.
Honorary Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University where he teaches officers from all of the defense services.
Guiding coalition member of the Project on National Security Reform.
Created the production company Gingrich Productions, and religious educational organization Renewing American Leadership.
Fellow at conservative American Enterprise Institute and Hoover Institution.
Quite a baggage indeed!
NO OTHER candidate is more qualified than Newt Gingrich to become the next President of the United States of America.
Adelson was born and grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. He worked as a mortgage broker, investment adviser and financial consultant. He started a business selling toiletry kits, and in the 1960s he started a charter tours business. Adelson went to college at the City College of New York, but dropped out.
Originally a Democrat, Adelson became a Republican as his wealth increased. “Why is it fair that I should be paying a higher percentage of taxes than anyone else?” he once asked. He began making major contributions to the Republican National Committee following clashes with labor unions at his Las Vegas properties.
I will have no problem voting for Newt if he wins the primary.. which is becoming less and less likely..
I will continue to enthusiasticaly support Rick Santorum as the NOT-Mitt candidate..
I seek no “war” with Newt supporters but only question how realistic his chances of winning the nomination and if he REALLY wants to defeat Mittens than he should stay in the race continue to take on Mitt and direct those votes to Rick Santorum.... THIS is the BEST strategy to ensure Mitt does not get the nomination... do you agree? If so, we should keep our focus on defeating Mitt and if you can’t enthusiasticly support Rick Santorum at least have the decency to say that you WILL support him if he wins the nomination as I have stated for Newt.
Bottom line, Newt supporters need to stop attack Rick and keep your sights on taking whatever support Mittens has left...
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in reply to your comment about Maine delegates, based on my on the ground observations, I would say that of the 3700 or so delegates selected (maybe fewer) at the caucuses:
RS and NG 12%
RS folks were very indifferent to the delegate game and RP folks were more aggressive than the MITTsters. If they are using the old rules of ‘08 with majority take all at the May 5th convention ... I would project RP for 20 of the 21 delegates, losing one of the CD1 delegates to MITT. I do not know if the rules were changed to make the convention allocation proportional.
Obviously, the straw poll was meaningless garbage, as it did not translate directly into precinct delegates. Someone would have a tough time polling the delegates accurately between now and the convention. A lotta work for the campaigns to attempt.
Well, if you want today’s candidates to knock on 100 million or so doors to run for election, they would have to start back in the middle ages.
Other than that, great thinking!
I'm not sure if you've taken the time to watch Newt's excellent speech at ORU, yesterday. He spoke to a capacity crowd, enjoyed thunderous applause and took many great questions from the students. Here's one question that related specifically to Newt's "baggage" (FYI, it begins at the 55:40 mark):
Brandon:...Mr. Speaker, you've said that personal issues should not be brought up in politics, yet many in the general public and the media do not agree with you....How do you intend to beat the negative media and reobtain (sp) the trust of the American people, obtain the GOP nomination and beat Pres. Obama...?
Speaker Gingrich: By being honest and being open. (Applause)
People can look at my life (applause), I'm 68 years old, a grandfather....I've lived a long life and I've done some things I've had to go to God to seek forgiveness and reconciliation for. I also think on balance I've worked very, very hard to be the kind of citizen and person that would be worthy of your trust and the presidency. People have to make up their minds. (Major applause.)
So, Dan, instead of jumping in and bashing Newt, why not listen to the man's words of confession and of asking for forgiveness? I understand you support and admire Santorum....that's great. But, to call out Newt on "baggage" is hypocrisy, IMO.
GO NEWT! WOOT! WOOT! America needs the Speaker to turn this nation around and back on the right track. Newt is the man!
So then Rick HAS BAGGAGE! SAY IT - don't sugar coat it! Keep it honest!
I also serve the PUBLIC
Don't think so, you are serving your own agenda. Keep it honest.
Speaking of honest - remember the LIES Rick said about Newt - that's part of HIS BAGGAGE. And that he campaigned for - pro abortion/pro homo marriage - mitt in '08. That's part of HIS BAGGAGE. So how serious can he be on his views? is he honest/sincere in his views... yes He's not, he already compromised that big time with campaigning for the very worst candidate in '08. Mitt is worse than some liberals.
Now he has a TRUNK LOAD - are you now going to help him carry his trunk load around while he holds his halo on? Then add hypocrisy to that TRUNK LOAD OF BAGGAGE and don't forget his carry on baggage with his big gov't mindset.
PERSONALLY I serve The God of Abraham - Isaac - Jacob
So do I and HE says satan is the master of lies. I will never vote for someone who deliberately lies against another to promote himself nor NEVER campaign for a pro abortion, pro homo marriage candidate.
Never been to Vegas, but thinking of it now and only his casinos.
Newt’ll knock their “jimmys” off Wednesday night and send THEM packing.
They’ll all be leavin on a jet plane...
Hope their bags are packed
and ready to go
Newt’s standing here
enjoying the show
He’ll love to wake them up and say Good Bye...
The dawn is breaking,
The nation’s perked
Mitt’s campaign tanking (’cause he’s a jerk)
He’s ‘bout to be so lonesome he could cry
So help Newt and smile for him
show him that you’ll vote for him
Support him like you’ll never let him go
‘Cause they’re leavin
on a jet plane
Hope they will NOT be back again
GO NEWT - it’s time to GLOW
That is only an excuse...a very cheap excuse, mind you. A liberal could not have said it any better.
I have not attacked Newt.. I was simply conducting an analysis of the campaign(s) as we move forward in this process. I was explaining my reasons for supporting Rick over Newt... and made it clear that I WILL support Newt in the General election if he wins the primary.. will you make the same committment to support Rick when he wins the Primary?
BTW, I have yet to meet a Ron Paul supporter who will support Rick Santorum when he wins the primary which really tells me that Ron Paul supporters really work for George Soros.. but I don’t want to go there on this thread
Many politicians can be bought, thank God for those that can only be supported. Many financial backers of politicians seek to buy influence but thank God for those who will stand with those who can’t be bought.
You may need to quit paying so much attention to Mr. Beck.
very cute.. but my support still goes to Rick Santorum. Will you write a song for Rick when he wins the primary and takes on Obama in the general election?
lol... really? so now this is all Glenn’s fault? oh my... now that is really funny... Do you really want to go there with me?
“...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. ...”
Fight the bastards the way THEY fight. Soros is a POS socialist slug that couldn’t survive without parasiting off of capitalism - just like ALL socialist/communist countries.
Thank you Mr. Adelson.
I wouldn’t really mind, I have a friend who is a big fan of Mr. Beck and also happens to be a fan of Santorum and keeps me posted on the hate Newt crap that GB spews. You sound a lot like my friend. Are you a Beck fan?
Personally I think GB has gone off the deep end and I think everything is now all about him. I think he didn’t believe he got proper praise for the 912 DC Tea Party event and that is why he set up his on DC event the next year so close to the date of the proposed 2nd March. His attacks on Newt have been over the top and he has resorted to attacking Newt’s supporters as a mob. I’ve been told I’m drinking the Gingrich “kool aid” despite my having lived through and having been paying attention to the Reagan Presidency and Newt’s years as Speaker. I know he has advanced the Conservative agenda, I wasn’t in an alcholic fog during these years. I believe GB is wanting to manipulate this election process.
lol... I did go to Israel with Glenn Beck for Restoring Courage. I appreciate Glenn’s opinion but do not fall in line with him on everything. I think he does sincere, honest research, and yes he is in fact his own biggest fan... LOL just calling it the way I see it...
I respect his research team and the sincere effort they make to find the TRUTH regardless of where the truth ends up.
On that note, I take great issue with the fact that he will not have Tim Cox on his show in a very long time, but at least has acknowledged in the past the limited success of GOOOH.
Honestly, I think he wants to see the GOOOH candidate selection process work but is not willing to put his name behind it at this time.
I hope this answers your question.
Speaker Gingrich: By being honest and being open. (Applause) People can look at my life (applause), I'm 68 years old, a grandfather....I've lived a long life and I've done some things I've had to go to God to seek forgiveness and reconciliation for. I also think on balance I've worked very, very hard to be the kind of citizen and person that would be worthy of your trust and the presidency. People have to make up their minds. (Major applause.)
Excellent reminder, Miss Jane :)
Rick may be cute
but he’s no NEWT
He can’t seal the deal like my NEWT can
‘cause when NEWT speaks, the GOP-E freaks
so my HEART be-longs to NEWT’s plan
When NEWT invites
some righteous fights
He lights up the stage with solutions
‘cause NEWT imparts to conservative hearts,
bold ideas, proven plans, no confusion
You know that NEWT’s
will flatten the rest in a heart-beat.
His POTUS surge will soon re-emerge
and Obama he will UN-SEAT
Next debate tomorrow night
Wed Feb 22 CNN 8:00 PM Eastern
I like your creativity. Will you join the Rick Santorum team when he wins the primary?
“Well, if you want todays candidates to knock on 100 million or so doors to run for election, they would have to start back in the middle ages.”
I wasn’t suggesting the candidates go out and knock on doors. I’m suggesting if we want a real democracy where candidates and subsequent winners actually listen to we the people, instead of only a handful of big donors, they need to depend on the efforts of their volunteer supporters. Would the nation be better off having an army of volunteers spending their time working for Newt etc, rather than having a few high rollers fill up the MSM coffers? That’s where all of this big money ends up - going to the media company coffers to do what they do best, brainwashing the masses, either to buy something or sell something or vote for someone. The media makes enough money BS’ng us.
Please, let this be true. Adelson would be making history. And by history, I mean legacy type history. He’s know in the business world, but this would make him a household name. Go for it!
My Heart Belongs to Newtie
Misleading headline. Adelson engaged in a bit of hyperbole to make a point, as in “I might give Newt a gazillion dollars and I might give him fifty dollars. Whatever I do, it’s legal and it’s nobody’s business but mine.”
In any case, it’s a great profile article, giving more insight into what motivates Adelson, a guy who wants to be the conservative counter-balance to Soros, and for good reasons. Well worth the read. Forbes will be publishing an extended version of the profile piece online tomorrow. Can’t wait!
I do hope Adelson gives more money to Newt’s PAC, and lots of it, and I hope he does it VERY soon. Whether he does or not, I’d never stay anywhere in Vegas other than the Venetian, and I’d make sure to let management know that Adelson is the reason why.
clearly that is the case, and I respect you and the other Newt folks here on FR... BUT.... you did not answer my question.. will you support Rick Santorum when he wins the primary?
I believe that GB’s research doesn’t go to truth anymore but goes where he wants it to go. I’m suspicious of his motives and the vitriol he has for Newt Gingrich and for the Newt supporters. By his new definition of a mob his gathering in DC was a mob. He has repeated the lies and distortions about Newt after they have been disproven. I don’t believe it’s just his ego , I think he has either an ulterior motive or has become unstable or both.
Rent a locker at the bus depot and use a tent in the city park.
I sure hope this is true. Newt’s main problem is getting his message out. He is doing the best he can but it is not enough. I think people would like what they hear from Newt if only they could hear. Look at the effect the money that Mitt is throwing into Michigan to thwart Santorum. Mitt is slowly rising in the polls. I think a $100M would do the trick for Newt and be a game changer. GO NEWT GO!
Have you watched his evening news show on GBTV? If not you have made a judgement not supported by the facts. I challenge you to watch GBTV and if you come to the same conclusion explain the facts that led to that conclusion.
I don’t think Newt would be a better President than Rick Santorum. I think he would be an “acceptable” candidate that I would vote for in the general election if he wins the primary. Until then I will continue to support Rick Santorum in the primary AND in the general election if the current trends keep up.
Having said that will YOU commit to supporting Rick Santorum in the general election when he wins the primary as I have committed to voting for Newt if he wins?
I encourage Newt supporters to keep up the pressure on Mittens... This will continue to take votes away from him and direct them to Rick Santorum. A soft endorsement of Rick Santorum by the Newt team will effectively defeat Mitt in the primary.. which is what needs to happen now!
Next, I would like to see the Newt team publicly pledge to support Rick Santorum in the General election!
“Newt supporters need to stop attack Rick....”
You attack Newt within your posts and then instruct his supporters not to attack Santorum. I find your posts disingenuous as hell, but that trait is consistent with your candidate, Saint Ricky.
You can certainly support your dear Ricky, I will support the one candidate that is actually qualified...... and can actually do the job.
President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
funny, how the press ignores the $1b that obama has for his reelection bid. wonder how much is from soros who, if i recall right, had ties to nazi germany.
Please show me where I attacked Newt? In fact I have stated that I will vote for him in the General election, yet the Newt folks have not given Rick Santorum the same courtesy which makes me think that some of the Newt team really wants Mitt to win..... I said SOME.. not ALL... I suspect the overwhelming number of voters who are pulled away from Mitt will go to Rick Santorum not because they think he is better but because it appears that he is going to win.... that is the facts and an honest analysis of the facts... The truth is that many voters view the primary as a horse race and throw support behind the horse they think will WIN not the one they think is best... we don’t have to like the facts but we do need to be honest with our analysis. Do you agree?