I'm on a conference call with other Newt Gingrich donors. Newt is speaking live from GA. I've been asked to donate more money, but I really can't do it. My life consists of scraping pennies right now. I am the smallest of small donors.
The call begins with Amy Pass, Newt's financial director, recounting Newt's record, including the only serious welfare reform in our lifetimes.
Amy turns it over to Herman Cain, speaking from CA. Herman says that the Karl Roves of the world are trying to steer the race towards the "inevitable" one. Herman says that Newt will do much better in Tennessee than the media is leading us to believe. "I believe that tomorrow morning we are going to see results that exceed some people's expectations." "We don't need a custodian in the White House." (Only Herman Cain could get by with this characterization. Ha ha.)
Newt says that Rove's analysis of the delegate count is flawed. Newt turns it over to "Randy" who basically says that the race is far from over, many of the delegates are proportioned, and they see a path to victory. Three to four weeks from now they expect to be in sound shape with respect to delegates.
There is an extremely annoying "deedle" on the line. It's difficult to hear the speaker over it. The connection is horrible. so I'm ending it here.
Amy says that 97 percent of Newt's donors have given less than $250. Newt is the average Joe's candidate.
"The way to change the establishment is to beat it." -- Newt