Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Adelson threatens to drop another $100 million on Newt's Super-PAC

This has got to have the Romney camp worried.

Romney has deep pockets. He's by far the richest man in the race. He can donate to his own PAC to his hearts' content.

But there's rich and then there's Sheldon Adelson Forbes Billionaire List kind of rich.

Mitt can't drop a hundred million just for fun. Sheldon can.

So what could Newt do with a hundred million in fresh cash in his PAC? Oh my goodness! The advertising agencies that craft the attack adds are going to be working 24/7 for months on end.

The researchers who dig up the dirt to fuel the attack adds are going to be working 24/7 for months on end.

That's already dozens of pretty regular folks wringing a lot of OT out of Sheldon's largesse. After all, lighting guy or cameraman at a production shop that's subcontracted by an ad agency to do political attack ads is probably an anti-war stoner in a same-sex marriage; he doesn't give a shit who wins the GOP nomination but he's thankful for the work.

Hell, maybe this is the new economic model for America. Forget manufacturing. Forget high tech. Maybe the American economy can be rebooted to feed off the election campaigns. We know its cyclical, just like the rest of the economy, but at least we can predict the cycles.

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