Gingrich is running out…

13 Feb

…of time, money and support.

Newt Gingrich was just days away from the January 31st Florida Republican presidential primary when he told reporters that his campaign was down to its last $600,000.

Five losing contests later, Gingrich and Winning Our Future, an outside political action committee supporting him, are almost silent on television airwaves, offering free water and coffee at events, and revamping a fundraising strategy based largely on the support of a single wealthy backer, Sheldon Adelson, and the Las Vegas casino owner’s family.

For now, the Adelsons don’t plan to deliver another big check to float Gingrich’s campaign, according to a person familiar with their deliberations.
The family has donated a combined $11 million to Gingrich’s super-PAC in the past two months according to Federal Election Commission records.

Since the Florida loss, Gingrich has been dedicating most of his time to fundraising.

Gingrich will spend tomorrow at someone’s home in Fresno, California.

Invited couples must pay $1,000 to get in and $2,500 if they want a picture with him.

Way too little.

Over the weekend Gingrich offered something for everyone as he struggled to breath life into his dying campaign.

Again, it may have been too little, too late.

At a conference he hit every strong note he could, railing against President Obama and Democrats on the economy, foreign policy, entitlements, energy, taxes and religion.

All he got back from the audience was polite applause.

His speech only underscored the GOP’s reluctance to embrace a candidate that many consider volatile, grandiose and weighed down by an abundance of political baggage.

Gingrich ticked off a laundry list of promises for what his administration would do immediately upon assuming office, punctuating the ending of each declarative statement with the word “period.”

He suggested he could repeal 40 percent of what Obama had done as president on his first day in office.

He promised to fire all “White House czars” established by Obama, sign executive orders authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reinstate President Reagan’s policy banning funding abortion overseas, and repeal “every act of religious bigotry by the Obama administration, period.”

“Never again should we pay someone 99 weeks for doing nothing,” talking about the extension of unemployment insurance passed by Congress and signed by Obama.

Gingrich has fallen to an afterthought in the last three primary contests.

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