Want a Photo With Newt? It’ll Cost You $50.
Talk about desperate for money:
HOCKESSIN, Del. – In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican groups here in the northernmost part of the state.
Is this really a good move in a down economy, not to mention just bad optics on the campaign trail?
Oh, and guess what… they’ll put your pics with Newt up on their own website too.
It was the first time that the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photos of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign’s website, Newt.org.
On Monday night, those paying for a photograph were also told they could find their photos on Gingrich’s website, after they had filled out a form providing their credit card information.
This is clearly a campaign that’s floundering, not even able to win primaries in Newt’s home region of the deep south.