Skip to comments.Photo op with Newt isn't free, campaign charging $50 (First Lady's price: $10,000)
Posted on 03/27/2012 2:16:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Few things in life are free, including a photo with republican presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich.
In an effort to funnel more cash into his campaign, the former house speaker will charge $50 a snapshot for anyone who wants a photo with him, according to a CNN report.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcactionnews.com ...
The asking price for a ticket to a "family photo reception" is $10,000, according to an invitation to the event. The invitation specifies that there may be a maximum of six guests in the photo."......
There’s not many people in this political world now, that I would even consider paying money for a photo. Newt Gingrich, though is one of my favorites. Newt is a national treasure.
So nice to have leaders so “in touch” with the “commoners”.
The Obama Vacation List
-- Presidents Day 2012, Michelle and the first daughters in Aspen, Colorado to ski.
-- Christmas 2011, the first family in Hawaii for an extended vacation.
-- Summer 2011, in Marthas Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
-- June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana.
-- Presidents Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski.
-- Christmas 2010, in Hawaii.
-- August 2010, the first family traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., for some sun and fun at the beach.
-- August 2010, Obama spent the weekend alone in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash.
-- August 2010, the first lady and daughter Sasha traveled to Spain for a mother-daughter vacation.
-- August 2010, summer vacation again at Marthas Vineyard.
-- July 2010, the first family went to Mount Desert Island, Maine.
-- May 2010, the first family had a four-day trip to Chicago.
-- March 2010, first lady and daughter spend Spring Break in New York City.
-- Christmas 2009, Hawaii again for the annual break.
-- August 2009, at Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon for a short vacation.
-- August 2009, their first summer vacation as first family at Marthas Vineyard, Mass.
It’s very common to charge for photos, partly to cut down on the number of people who want their photos taken so that the candidate in question can move on to the next event or at least not spend the night taking photos with people. The minimum is usually $100, although generally it’s a lot more.
With Newt? I’ll take 2!! :-)
Nothing wrong with Newt using a little innovation to raise money for his campaign.
more selective outrage by the media.
The ineligible, backstabber patsy Romney:
There is always a cost.
For example, I was promised that IF we attacked Gov. Palin
and her little children, and threw the 2008
election to Obama and the DNC, that then, as MY reward,
I, I, I, would be the next GOP candidate, and all America
would bow down and pray to ME! to ME!!!!!'
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Is the Casino mogul still funding Newt’s campaign or has he fallen by the wayside?
Who’s funding your morals candidate?
$50 isn’t bad. Even I’d pay that.
Whos funding your morals candidate?
If you’re referring to Rick INSANEtorum, he’s not my friggin’ candidate. I’m a Newt guy. And, I’ll be voting for Newt in the Texas Primary May 29th. I just asked the question because I know he was a big help financially. Last night Bill O’Reilly and Brit Hume said Newt was broke. What’s your problem this morning CW? Geesh!!! Once again, Rick INSANEtorum in NOT my candidate. He keeps letting his mouth write out a check his ass can’t cover. Now, you need to just chill out.
I attended a town hall with Ron Paul last month in Gorham,Maine.
After he spoke, a line was formed to meet and shake hands with Dr Paul. Each person was photographed by a local photographer hired by his campaign. The photos were uploaded to the campaign’s website. The photos were available free 2 days later simplyby entering a valid E-mail address.
The campaign got a huge E-mail list free. Everybody got free pictures.
BTW, Dr Paul shook hands with 187 people at that event.
How much for a photo with someoe thats actualy winning?
How much for a photo with someoe thats actualy winning?
I call Bull! My family has had 3 photos with him in the last 6 months, at different campaign events, for FREE. He worked the crowd and the lines for more than 30 minutes, taking pictures with anybody that wanted one. Standing beside him waiting for him to autograph my signs (for free) we heard him say, time after time, to people in the line “do you want to take a picture?”
Maybe in a setup campaign fundraiser this is happening, just like the $10,000 per plate “dinners” that other campaigns have. But in regular campaign events, NO.
Currently, chillin out.
A lot of people are pulling for Newt.
Maybe they need to pull out their wallets and give him some funding so he can keep the conversation going.
I read the other day that Santorum has suggested that he and Mitt have a debate (no Newt).
After canceling 3 debates to keep from looking like lightweights next to Newt, Rick is thinking he can go one on one with Mitt and look like Newt.