Sheldon Adelson Admits Newt Gingrich Is “At The End Of The Line” [Video]

When one single person says a political candidate has run out of chances during a campaign it’s hard to believe them until all of the votes have been counted and the election process is complete. When that person however is Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and he says Newt Gingrich is “at the end of his line” it is a little easier to take stock in what he says.

That’s become Sheldon Adelson nearly single-handily bankrolled Gingrich’s campaign through his “super PAC.”

Adelson was speaking to a group outside of his Venetian hotel and casino in Vegas this week when he criticized GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and his closest opponent Rick Santorum. At the same time Adelson admitted that his candidate of choice, Mr. Gingrich was likely not going to become the GOP nominee.

According to Sheldon:

“It appears as though he’s at the end of his – at the end of his line. Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can’t get anywhere near the numbers, and there’s not – unlikely there’ll be a brokered convention.”

When all is said and done the Adelson family has donated $16.5 million to the super PAC Winning Our Future, an organization that nearly financed the Newt Gingrich campaign on its own dime. All together Winning Our Future has raised $18.8 million, only a fraction more than what the Adelson family put into the program.

While his own choice in a front runner may have faltered that hasn’t stopped Sheldon Adelson from attacking those who remain strong in the race including Rick Santorum for who he said:

“I know Rick; I like him. We’re friendly. But I got to tell you something, I don’t want him to run my country.”

While Adelson seemed peeved that Mitt Romney won’t support his own causes:

“He’s not the bold decision-maker like Newt Gingrich is. He doesn’t want to – every time I talk to him, he says, ‘Well, let me think about it.’”

Adelson also revealed that he spoke to both Gingrich and Romney about vice presidential nominee spots on each others campaigns to which he received the following response:

“Newt says, ‘Listen, I would do that except that every governor whose help you need to go through the election is hoping he’ll be the vice president pick. So if I go into the contest with a vice president already picked, they’re not going to help me.’”

Here’s the video of Sheldon Adelson talking with the Jewish Journal about the end of the line for Newt Gingrich:

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It’s interesting to hear Adelson admit that he doesn’t fully agree with everything the Republican party has to say, while proclaiming that the decision makers we need in office simply aren’t available with Romney or Santorum as the GOP choice for President.

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