The American Bridge 21st Century, a liberal organization with an eye for tomfoolery, has a new twist on Craigslist and the holidays.
The group announced on Wednesday that it holds the rights to www.NewtGingrich.com and are offering to sell the URL for $1 million, or the highest bidder. When entered into a Web Browser, the site currently redirects to negative articles about the Republican presidential candidate.
“Buy Now! Own NewtGingrich.Com! Won’t Last Long!” the group’s Craigslist ad reads. “With the holiday season rapidly upon us, what do you get for the Republican primary candidate who has everything? American Bridge 21st Century has the perfect gift: NewtGingrich.com.”
They add that they will not be giving the domain away, lest they be “accused of being socialists.”
So, in the spirit of the season — both holiday and campaign — the American Bridge explains that while they hope to get $1 million, they’d be “happy to accept $500,000 in bling. Heck in the spirit of Christmas we might even let it go for $10,000.”
The group, in their announcement, linked each dollar amount to a corresponding incident in the GOP presidential campaign: “$1 million” was the amount radio host Michael Savage offered Gingrich to drop out of the race, “$500,000” can be equated to Gingrich’s high Tiffany’s bill, and “$10,000” was GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s bet against Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
This is not the first time the group has pulled a stunt like this. Earlier this month, the group, “as a public service to voters,” announced the launch of RomeyforSenate.com, which is a satirical look at what a 1994 Romney Senate campaign website would have looked like, with a focus on his shifting political stances.