Another Sign of a Dying Campaign

Via MSNBC’s First Read: Gingrich criticizes Obama, charges attendees $50 per photo

Event attendees were allowed to take pictures with the candidate for $50 per photo. Before tonight, supporters took photos with Gingrich for free.

Can a “suspension” be far off?

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  1. Brett says:

    That’s hilarious. I remember a fair number of us thought that Newt was just drumming up Presidential campaign noises to sell books and speaking opportunities, which turned out to be wrong. Now that his campaign is effectively dead, it seems like he’s shifted back into “use the attention to make money” mode.

  2. michael reynolds says:

    Those Tiffany’s rings aren’t going to buy themselves.

  3. ernieyeball says:

    Why would anyone pay $50 to photograph Newt’s mug when they can get LIVE ACTION VIDEO FREE on OTB?

  4. Fiona says:

    What a waste of $50. I wonder if he got any takers?

  5. merl says:

    @Brett: he can’t even get anyone to pay attention to him anymore, that’s why he has to insult the President.