Thursday, May 19, 2011
Is Gingrich Done?
This article was posted on Huffington Post this morning re: the blowback from Newt's MTP comments Sunday.
In the "Wallet Primary" it seems like Newt is losing. From the article...
"The last 48 hours have called into question if Newt can even make it to July 4, because his fundraising is going to dry up," said one veteran Republican strategist. "No serious finance bundler is now going to step forward in such an organized campaign and take a leadership role."
Another Republican operative said he had spoken with an old friend of Gingrich's in the South who had been planning a fundraiser for the campaign. There were 18 co-chairs for the event until Gingrich's appearance on "Meet the Press" Sunday, where he labeled Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposed budget "radical" and "right-wing social engineering."
"He said like 13 of them dropped off within 24 hours of 'Meet the Press,'" the GOP source told The Huffington Post.
The full impact on Gingrich’s fundraising will not be clear until mid-July, when second-quarter reports are due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission. A disappointing haul could be a knockout blow.
If the money dries up before mid-summer, there will be no campaign. He won't make it to Straw Poll.
Seems kind of ironic that Newt was lecturing Sarah Palin in January about keeping her comments more disciplined.