Newt Gingrich, like other failed presidential candidates, rents out his list of email contacts to advertisers, but an email sent Thursday from Gingrich Marketplace by mistake told his former supporters that President Barack Obama is going to be re-elected on Tuesday.
ABC reports the email, titled “What’s really at stake this Tuesday …”, claims an Obama re-election is a forgone conclusion and in fact tells supporters to worry about another Obama election in 2016, 22nd amendment notwithstanding.
“The truth is, the next election has already been decided. Obama is going to win. It’s nearly impossible to beat an incumbent president,” advertiser Porter Stansberry wrote. “What’s actually at stake right now is whether or not he will have a third-term.”
The Daily Mail reports that, while Conservative news group Human Events manages the Gingrich Marketplace emails, the former Speaker of the House has final say. Porter Stansberry’s Stansberry Associates group was supposed to be on the campaign’s blacklist as a renter, so the email was a mistake.
The email asks supporters to click a link which takes them to an online presentation video explaining the president’s “soaring power that is still far from its peak.” Porter Stansberry himself goes on to explain that some kind of economic force will bring the nation unprecedented improvement, which will make Obama an idol and allegedly allow him to change or circumvent the presidential term limits.
Gingrich endorsed and has campaigned for Republican challenger Mitt Romney since withdrawing from the presidential race. The email does at least include a disclaimer at the top and bottom explaining that “the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our advertiser alone.”