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Conservative radio host Michael Savage (real name: Michael Weiner), whose radio show The Savage Nation is the third-most listened-to radio talk show in the country, is currently offering Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the race for the GOP nomination.
Dr. Weiner (whose doctorate is in — wait for it — "nutritional ethnomedicine"), claims that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are the only two serious candidates left in the race, and that Romney alone has a good chance at beating Barack Obama next year.
"WHILE IT’S TRUE THAT ROMNEY IS NOT AS STRONG A CONSERVATIVE AS MANY WOULD LIKE HIM TO BE, THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE BEFORE AMERICA TODAY IS DEFEATING BARACK OBAMA."
Clearly, he's very passionate about this, even going so far as to write in all caps on the internet.
Anyway, Weiner's a bit of a dick: conservatives hate him for being a drooling maniac who reflects poorly on their party, and liberals hate him, for, well, a number of things, including his support for the English-only movement and many other generally hateful positions. (Among them that the increasing rate of autism diagnoses in the U.S. is a "racket" designed to get more disability payments for "poorer families who have found a new way to be parasites on the government.")
But hey, if he loses $1 million and gets Newt Gingrich out of the race, that's fantastic. Because there's no way Romney is actually that strong of a candidate. So, come on, Newt, take that money and walk away. Buy yourself something nice. You deserve it.