Somewhere Mitt Romney’s saying “Why didn’t I think of that?”
From The Hill:
Conservative radio host Michael Savage is offering Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich $1 million if he drops out of the GOP race within the next 72 hours, according to a message on his website.
“Newt Gingrich is unelectable. Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a chance of defeating Barack Obama, and there is nothing more important than that for the future health, safety, and security of the United States of America,” the statement read. “Therefore I am offering Newt Gingrich one million dollars to drop out of the presidential race for the sake of the nation.”
I’m not even going to check, but I’m guessing there are laws against declared candidates accepting seven figure sums just to drop out of races. But I’m pretty sure there aren’t any laws against radio hosts getting some free publicity for making the offer.
Sorry Michael… but I think Newt’s serious. He even just pledged “personal fidelity to my spouse.” Sounds like he’s in it to win it.
Update: Mark Levin offers Michael Savage $100,000 to get off the radio. Heh.