Loose Lips

Newt Gingrich Needs To Update Email List

She Turned Me Into a Newt!Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich may want to have campaign staffers update the ol' fundraising email list, which is currently asking one of the District's leading gay rights advocates (and delegate to the Ward 3 Democrats) for money.

Shortly after Gingrich's big win in South Carolina, an email asking for a donation founds its way into the inbox of ANC 3F07 Commissioner Bob Summersgill, in his city-maintained ANC account.

"Dear Conservative," the email began, before asking Summersgill for cash to help Gingrich win the Republican nomination.

"As I write this, Barack Obama and the Democrats are raising thousands of dollars per hour, waiting for a Republican nominee to emerge," the email continued. "He's a radical, secular socialist who wants to reinvent America in the image of the faded, decrepit Republics of Western Europe."

For the record, Summersgill, who was one of the leading proponents of the District's marriage equality law and is active in the city's Democratic establishment, says he's unmoved by Gingrich's plea and doesn't plan to vote for him. "Gingrich said gay people shouldn't support him," emails Summersgill, likely referring to this exchange.  "He said we should vote for Obama."

Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Wikimedia Commons

  • Kathy Kuhn

    I fully support Newt Gingrich for the presidential nominee. I believe he is the only one that will be able to beat President Obama. The left is aware of this, that is why they pretend that they don't want Mitt Rommy to be republican nommiee. They know Speaker Newt Gingrich will chew Obama up and spit him out.

  • Holdadice

    If Newtie closed the government down as Speaker, what in the world would he do as President, give it to China on a bone china platter?

  • truth hurts

    Please, please nominate Newt. In a national election, he'd probably do about as well as Goldwater did. Remember "Au H2o"?

  • Perry

    I hope Mitt and Newt fight all the way to the convention. Think of all the money they would be wasting while the Dems sit back and laugh. I could care less which one gets the nomination. They both are vulnerable losers who just make Obama look good. "Corporations are people, my friend," and "State of Moon?" Hahahahaha.

  • Craig Howell

    Bob, I'll bet this is Tim Day's doing. He's running as an openly gay alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, pledged to the Newtster. No doubt he just wants Newt to expand his fundraising horizons.

  • GG Smith

    An Idea: Seniors who have saved their money for retirement are losing principal - Suggest a Senior Bond similar to an I Bond, if they are Social Security recipients, that pays an attractive interest rate. A loan to the government, as safe as CDs. Sending this to Newt because you are an idea person.

  • JackieMM

    Super Tuesday could absolutely mean Life or Death to America as we know and love it.
    We are not doing this because we are in love with Newt Gingrich.
    We are not doing this because we believe Mitt Romney is evil.
    Nor because we believe Rick Santorum is a liberal.
    We are doing this because we believe that
    Newt Gingrich is the ONLY way to BEAT BARACK OBAMA.

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