Writing that the Republican presidential field only boils down to two candidates — Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich — and that only one of those candidates — Romney — is capable of beating Barack Obama in the general election — conservative radio host Michael Savage has offered Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the primary race within the next 72 hours.
Savage posted the announcement on his website, a portion reads as follows:
NEWT GINRICH IS UNELECTABLE. MITT ROMNEY IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE WITH A CHANCE OF DEFEATING BARACK OBAMA, AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT FOR FUTURE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THEREFORE, I AM OFFERING NEWT GINGRICH ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO DROP OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE FOR THE SAKE OF THE NATION.
IF NEWT GINGRICH REALLY LOVES THIS COUNTRY AS MUCH AS HE SAYS HE DOES, IF HE REALLY WANTS WHAT IS BEST FOR AMERICA, HE WILL SET HIS EGO ASIDE, CALL ME, AND ACCEPT MY OFFER. HIS CONTINUED CANDIDACY SPELLS NOTHING BUT RUIN FOR CONSERVATIVES, REPUBLICANS, AND ALL TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS. ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR PRESERVING THE NATION, NEWT. I SAY TAKE THE MONEY… AND DON’T RUN.
Savage also provided a bullet-point list of all the reasons why he believed Gingrich was incapable of beating Obama, including his marital infidelity and involvement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Savage wrote that Gingrich will “look like nothing more than what he is: a fat, old, white man.”
While this may be nothing more than a publicity stunt for the radio host, many prominent conservatives have also voiced their concerns over a Gingrich run and feel the former House Speaker is less electable than Obama.