Skip to comments.Romney sending John Sununu to attack Newt is a second unexpected Christmas present
Posted on 12/07/2011 10:21:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As I noted the other day, Mitt Romneys new strategy is to send out surrogates to attack Newt.
Tomorrow it is former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, a big name in New Hampshire politics but someone whose name is associated with two of the most major conservative failures in the post-Vietnam war history of the Republican Party.
As Matt Lewis points out, Sununu holds a grudge against Newt because Newt tried to stop George H.W. Bush from breaking his no new taxes pledge:
With former Speaker Newt Gingrich surging in the polls, Mitt Romney has finally decided its time to go on the offensive. One of the men Romney has lined up to attack Gingrich is former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu. The feud is not new.
As a former chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, Sununu has a grudge against Gingrich who fought Bushs budget deal that included raising taxes.
Heres an excerpt from a 1990 Fred Barnes article that describes a meeting for Bushs re-election efforts:
Sununu attacked congressional Republicans for abandoning the president. House Republican whip Newt Gingrich, who led the opposition to the budget deal, wasnt invited to the meeting. But he was on Sununus and [former OMB director Richard] Darmans mind. You could see the Newt chip on their shoulders, said one Bush adviser. It was a strikingly bad discussion. The death embrace [of Sununu and Darman] grew tighter.
Theres more. As Lewis points out, Sununus other claim to fame is that he convinced Bush to nominate to the Supreme Court a New Hamphire state court judge who Sununu assured Bush was a rock solid conservative notwithstanding indications otherwise. That person was David Souter.
Sununu serving as surrogate Romney attack dog is the second unexpected Christmas present for Newt after Nancy Pelosis failed blackmail attempt, because it shows that all the wrong people hate Newt for all the wrong reasons.
So, lemme get this straight. Newt Gingrich fought against Bush41's budget which included tax increases and the Romney camp sends out John Sununu to attack Mr. Newt because of that?
And this hurts Newt Gingrich how?! *smh* Someone isn't engaging their brain in the Romney camp, for real!
Big ol’ face palm.
Romney shouldn’t be attacking a fellow Republican. He should be attacking the Muslim in the White House.
Mitt Romney = Occam’s Razor.
Romney is the problem, it is starting to appear.
All of it. Palin. Cain. Karl Rove. All of it, Romney...
Romney is the problem.
I wonder if David Axelrod is quietly managing Romney’s campaign.
Romney is a symptom of the problem with the GOP.
The GOP leadership and the 20 some odd percent of GOP voters who support him are the CAUSE of the problem.
Quayle and Sununu???? LOL!!!! They are so 90’s!!
Sununu? That’ll hurt about as much as being flogged with a bag of marshmallows.
"(The GroundZero Mosque) cleared its final hurdle
developers plan to build the $100 million center which will include a mosque.
Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development
company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center
will be built, the project has sparked controversy and debate.
.... the tattered building that was bought by the Muslim real estate company had
been owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, a company Romney founded in 1984.
So its OK if his company can profit off the sale of the land ."
Sununu is not loved by all in NH, that’s for sure. This could backfire against Pops Romney.
If he were, what would be different?
Romney is seriously incompetent if he thinks John Sununu is a good choice. Sununu is probably one of the most anti-Israel Republicans out there and also is very much associated with George H W Bush, who nobody likes. What an idiot.
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