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Las Vegas - Sheldon Adelson Says Newt Gingrich Candidacy Reaching an End

Published on: March 29, 2012 05:42 PM
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Las Vegas - Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas billionaire who has been the biggest backer to a group supporting Newt Gingrich, said this week that Mr. Gingrich had reached “the end of his line” in his bid for the presidency.

Mr. Adelson, whose family has contributed more than $15 million to a “super PAC” supporting Mr. Gingrich, made the comments in a brief interview with The Jewish Journal at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas.

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After singing Mr. Gingrich’s praises, Mr. Adelson responded to a reporter’s comment that the candidate was not likely to be the Republican presidential nominee.

“No, no. I know. I know. It appears as though he’s at the end of his line,” Mr. Adelson said. “Because mathematically, he can’t get anywhere near the numbers, and there’s unlikely to be a brokered convention.”

The acknowledgement came even as The Washington Times reported on Thursday that Mr. Gingrich had secretly met with Mitt Romney in Louisiana over the weekend.

The paper quoted Mr. Gingrich as saying that “there is no agreement of any kind, and I plan to go all the way to Tampa,” where Republicans will hold their national convention at the end of August.


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 Mar 29, 2012 at 05:57 PM A Says:

Mr. Adelson has a right to do whatever he wants with his money, he can burn a pile of it in a bonfire if he desires. I just think how much good that more than $15 million could have done for something or someone that really needed it. What a waste that was.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 06:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Looks like someone didn't make a good gamble, now he knows what's his customers feel all the time

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 06:30 PM Yossi Says:

Mr. Adelson i lost $400 in your casino ...But at least it stayed in yiddishe hands...

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 07:23 PM Brian Says:

He's intelligent yet so slow. Everyone else knew Gingrich was finished many months ago.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 08:01 PM masmid Says:

he is really a good candidate its a shud that he is not going to make it but any ways sheldon adelson for sure made a good choice by backing him

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM Barryfrombrooklyn Says:

Why don't you all get it?
He accomplished what he wanted to accomplish. He knew all along that Newt's chances are slim but he pumped him up out of nowhere.
Future candidates and politicians alike will know on who's good side to stay....

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 08:11 PM kingizzy Says:

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A Says:

Mr. Adelson has a right to do whatever he wants with his money, he can burn a pile of it in a bonfire if he desires. I just think how much good that more than $15 million could have done for something or someone that really needed it. What a waste that was.

I hate when people say that!!! It makes me sick!! He can do whatever he feels and he happens to give lots of charity to many Jewish as well as non Jewish causes. So just keep quiet with your rhetoric.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM yaakov321 Says:

I guess since Mr. Gingrich's money came mostly from Sheldon the casino mogul, this is the point where Newt Craps out.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 09:43 PM Rachel W. Says:

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kingizzy Says:

I hate when people say that!!! It makes me sick!! He can do whatever he feels and he happens to give lots of charity to many Jewish as well as non Jewish causes. So just keep quiet with your rhetoric.

Hey, KingIzzy, get off your high horse, or throne. Hate is a strong word. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and you can't dictate to anyone how they should be feeling about something. As much as Adelson has every right to do as he pleases with his money, $15 million to most of us is a fortune and we can't help but think of people close to us who struggle just to make ends meet. Maybe as King your riches blind you to such emotions.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM Anonymous Says:

Gingrich has lost all respect among Republicans who now regard him a an egotistical clown who may have cost them the 2012 election by forcing Romney to expend time and resources fighting his challenge. Adelson never had any so nothing to lose.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM cool masmid Says:

I'm just trying to think of one reason why Newt would want to stay in the race as everyday he is in it, he is making himself look worse, not to mention he is getting heavier in debt. With each passing day he is also coming across more desperate if what he says is any indication. And so what is it that's keeping him in the race? Unless maybe its the secret service security detail....

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM PMOinFL Says:

Sheldon Adelson has done more for Obama's re-election campaign than anyone else in America. It just goes to show you that wealth is in no way related to intelligence.

Thanks Sheldon. We Conservatives are embarrased and humiliated by you. You may as well have been donating money to Mickey Mouse! The only ELECTABLE candidate the Republicans have was torn to pieces by your money. Today, Obama is the victor in nearly every hypothetical poll. In fact, he is well ahead of where Bush 43 was at this stage.

What a shame.

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 Mar 30, 2012 at 05:32 AM SherryTheNoahide Says:

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Rachel W. Says:

Hey, KingIzzy, get off your high horse, or throne. Hate is a strong word. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and you can't dictate to anyone how they should be feeling about something. As much as Adelson has every right to do as he pleases with his money, $15 million to most of us is a fortune and we can't help but think of people close to us who struggle just to make ends meet. Maybe as King your riches blind you to such emotions.

Dear Rachel, G-d bless you for your post! (lol) I couldn't agree more!

Yes, Adelson can burn through all the money he wants to... of course! Nobody's STOPPING HIM.

But that doesn't mean people aren't going to JUDGE HIM, for the ridiculous ways he spends it! (lol) He's a public figure for crying out loud & as a Jew, he is SUPPOSED to be leading by example!

He might have given a 1\2 million to a charity here, or a whole million to a charity there, in his lifetime. I don't dispute that! I'm sure if you add up all the money he's given to charity, it's in the millions!

But then if you turn around & see how much was spent on nonsense... as your people would say, "OY VEY!" (:-[

$15 million ALONE on Newt Gingrich shows he doesn't have any political taste at best, but ALSO shows he wastes money on all kinds of nonsense too!

I voted for Barack Obama in 2008 & will do so again in 2012... but there's no way if I were a BILLIONAIRE, I'd waste even a million dollars on a politician! ANY politician! Are you kidding me?!

I wouldn't be able to sleep at night, knowing I gave money to some political crony, rather than feed hungry kids in my country.

The guy is hardly a mensch!

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