Grumpy Gingrich never called Romney to congratulate him on his double-digit win in FL.Â The T.E.A. Party members would never support Newt.
Also, itâ€™s unusual for a presidential candidate personally to be paid significant amounts for travel or donor lists. Â Newt pays himself and his own company for services with campaign contributions. "Gingrich's campaign leaned on the network of companies and non-profits he built." Looking for a word here; nepotism doesn't quite fit, or perhaps it is a perfect fit!
"Newt Gingrichâ€™s campaign paid him $47,000 for a list of supporters and paid one of his companies another $67,000 for web hosting, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.
The report paints a picture of a campaign that is working to professionalize, but continues to be based in part around the candidate himself and the network of companies and non-profits that he built after leaving Congress."