As everyone probably knows by now, on December 12th talk show host Michael Savage offered Newt Gingrich $1 million to get drop out of the presidential race within 72 hours. Why? Savage says it’s because Mitt Romney is the only person who can beat Barack Obama. Savage didn’t bother explaining why Romney seems unable to beat Newt.
This begs the question: Why would we ever think a candidate the people refuse to support in the primaries—Romney—will be able to beat Obama in the general election?
Bottom line: Savage is “out of touch,” or at least that’s how "the great one," Mark Levin, described him when he countered the offer to Newt by promising to give Savage $100,000 if he’d quit radio altogether.
Said Levin: “I see wiener nation’s trying to get his ratings back. That won’t happen. He wants to offer Newt $1 million to get out of the race. …Is that a legal bribe? But I have an idea, if it’s legal…I’ll offer $100,000 if wiener nation gets off the air on every station and resigns forever from radio tomorrow.
Added Levin: “I’ll give him 12 hours to make a decision. And that’s extremely generous on my part because…he’s losing affiliates left and right. …He’s out of touch.”
I know Newt won’t take Savage’s offer—and he shouldn’t—but Savage could certainly save a little face by taking Levin’s, and stepping away on his own terms instead of sticking around to let Levin, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity divvy up Savage’s shrinking audience in a manner that best suits them.
Savage is a has been, a once was, a used-to-could. Levin, Limbaugh, and Hannity are forces to be reckoned with.