Sunday, January 22, 2012

Betting on Leroy

Now it’s a party. I read a really good article on Leroy’s win in the South Carolina Republican primary. From the Associated Press via the Boston Globe:

Extraordinary Gingrich comeback also vindication

”The former House speaker came from behind to overtake Mitt Romney on Saturday in a state that for decades has chosen the eventual Republican nominee. On the way there, Gingrich triumphed over months of campaign turmoil and at least two political near-death experiences as well as millions of dollars of attack advertisements and potentially damning personal allegations.”

It’s a long article, but on page two they reminded me that Newt was almost dead -- politically.

”Then came Sheldon Adelson to the rescue.

The billionaire casino magnate and longtime Gingrich backer ponied up at least $5 million for an outside group -- made up of former Gingrich aides -- to help put his buddy back in the game. ”

Just in case you might be interested in the guy that is trying to pick the next President of the United States.

Sheldon Gary Adelson (born August 6, 1933) is an American casino and hotel magnate. ... He is currently the 8th wealthiest American and 16th wealthiest person in the world, with a net worth of $23.3 billion.”

If I was you I would read the whole entry on Wikipedia. Then I’d ask myself a question. “Do I want to live in this guy’s version of America?” Some of you will say, “Yes”.

Don Brown
January 22, 2012

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