Adelson: Newt 'At the End of His Line'

Billionaire backer acknowledges Gingrich probably can't win
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2012 6:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Looks like even Newt Gingrich's biggest financial backer knows it's all but over for the GOP presidential candidate, the Los Angeles Times reports. "It appears as though he’s at the end of his—at the end of his line," said billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson this week at the Jewish Federations of North America's TribeFest 2012, held at his Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. "'Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can’t get anywhere near the numbers, and there’s not—unlikely there’ll be a brokered convention."

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Adelson, who along with his wife and children, has donated $16.5 million to the super PAC supporting Gingrich, also acknowledged that Gingrich will probably not become the vice presidential candidate. The casino owner also criticized Rick Santorum ("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.") and Mitt Romney ("He’s not the bold decision-maker like Newt Gingrich is.") in video picked up by the Jewish Journal. (Read more Sheldon Adelson stories.)

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