It was only a month ago that Newt Gingrich arrogantly declared, "I'm going to be the nominee." Now, his campaign is going the way of the Cain Train, and he's grasping at whatever straws he can to try to get some momentum back. Just how desperate is he? He's inexplicably taking pot shots at Mayor Bloomberg.

“We don’t come out of a background where we can buy a seat or buy, as Mayor Bloomberg did, buy the mayorship of New York. I mean if you look at how much he spent, he just wrote a check and bought it,” Gingrich said while stumping in Mason City, Iowa, according to CBS. Gingrich—the man with two lines of credit at a jewelry store totaling $1.5 million—was trying to play up his humble working class roots, and bashed other Republicans as privileged: “I think that’s very dangerous to the future of American democracy. My dad served in the Army for 27 years; I was a college teacher. I’m a middle class person,” Gingrich said.

It's entirely true that Bloomberg spent $102 million of his own money to win his third term—and it turned out every dollar counted, since he only won by a very narrow margin. But NYers at least respect Bloomberg for being upfront about buying his third term: “He’s the best mayor we ever had. And if he bought the election, and he can afford it, so be it,” said Jack Wynn of Midtown.

WorkingManGingrich, on the other hand, makes no mention of his Tiffany's line, his exorbitant speaking engagement payments, his shady book deals, nor his million dollar Freddie Mac consulting fees. Gingrich would be much happier if Iowans just gazed at pictures of him and adorable animals than focus on those dollars and cents.