Sheldon Adelson plays as stubbornly in politics as he does in business. So the criticisms that he’s trying to personally buy the presidential election for Newt Gingrich are met with a roll of the eyes. “Those people are either jealous or professional critics,” Adelson tells me during his first interview since he and his wife began funneling $11 million, with another $10 million injection widely expected, into the former speaker’s super PAC, Winning Our Future. “They like to trash other people. It’s unfair that I’ve been treated unfair—but it doesn’t stop me. I might give $10 million or $100 million to Gingrich.”
Adelson, the 78-year-old CEO of casino giant Las Vegas Sands, certainly can afford to: With a net worth of roughly $25 billion, that $11 million, which jolted Gingrich’s flatlining presidential bid back to life, equates to 0.044% of his fortune. For someone with a $1 million net worth, the equivalent would be $440, or a two-night stay at Adelson’s Venetian casino. Adelson could personally fund an entire presidential campaign—say, $1 billion or so—and not even notice....
Can you believe that $100 million would be wasted on a buffoon like Newt Gingrich???? Adelson has the right to do whatever he wishes with his money, but instead of giving it to a person, wouldn't it be better to give it to------
- a food bank that benefits unemployed families.
- the surviving families of our American heroes.
- building homes for the homeless in this country.
- helping the elderly.
- supporting scholarships for gifted students.
- helping a community like Joplin, Missouri to rebuild their schools and hospitals.
- starting a job training center for unemployed, unskilled young people.
Mr. Adelson needs some help.