Mitt Romney unleashed his billionaires to mug Newt Gingrich in Iowa; now Gingrich is ready to return the favor. His buddy Sheldon Adelson, who made his billions fleecing chumps at his casinos, cut Gingrich a check for $5 million. Gingrich does not plan to use the money for the betterment of mankind. He’ll use it to make the clean-cut Romney look like Jeffrey Dahmer’s evil twin. Even in 2011, $5 million can buy a lot of untreated sewage. I can’t wait to see those ads.
If there’s an upside to this, it’s that for at least short time, the plutocrats end up neutralizing each other. Both Gingrich and Romney and anyone else who gets in the way will emerge from the contest poorer and smaller and smellier than when they entered it. Now that’s money well spent.