Skip to comments.Romney campaign unloads on 'outrageous and destructive' Newt Gingrich (Mittens Throwing a Fit)
Posted on 01/18/2012 10:21:08 AM PST by Red Steel
There is now polling indicating a possible Newt Gingrich surge after Monday night's debate - A Rasmussen tracking survey has him just three points behind Mitt Romney. Notably, Rick Santorum may need to start wearing a lifebelt rather than a sweater vest - he appears to be sinking fast.
But the surest sign that the Romney campaign considers Gingrich the main threat here in South Carolina was a conference call just now in which top surrogates for the GOP frontrunner unloaded on the former House Speaker. It was quickly followed by web ad featuring Talent slamming Gingrich as an "Unreliable Leader" (also the title of the conference call).
The charges against Gingrich were delivered by ex-Senator Jim Talent and Representative Susan Molinari, who both served under him as House Speaker, and were pretty personal (though they didn't go there over Gingrich's his three wives and marital infidelitites).
Talent said: "He's been running as a reliable conservative leader who can represent our movement and our party. And he's not that. Because he's not reliable. Yes, he can say exciting things. He also says things which undermine the conservative movement and he says it in outrageous and destructive ways.'
He highlighted Gingrich's derisive comments about the Paul Ryan budget and his 2006 opposition to the Iraq surge as instances of his departing from conservative orthodoxy, saying that Ryan "got a taste of what we lived with in the 1990s" when House members were always "going home and having to clean up after our Speaker".
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He saw those latest polls showing a virtual tie huh? This is gonna be fun to watch.
romney’s mouth and newt finding his testies again..leads to a fight to finish...will newt peel off enough sinking ricky s and ricky p voters to win?
Go Newt Go!
He was not my first choice, but Mittens is my last.
Iowa may have been Romney’s Waterloo. Who was the first to go negative?
it sure is going to be fun to watch. mitt/panic.
I love the smell of GOP Establishment fear in the morning!!
And release your tax records!
MoLinari is married or was to joe mslsd scarborough
I could care less about him on the couch with Nancy. We even had people on our side at that time, waffling back and forth about global warming. Now, more on our side seem to get it.
Living in a political spin, we out here have no idea of how we would have to cross the line to work with some of these people. I don't see Newt giving up his constitutional compass.
They must be worried about Newt. Today, they even drag out Clinton.
GO NEWT GO!
Mitts internal polling must show Newt gaining in South Carolina. Mitt is going all out to crush Newt.
Yes..! Let the fireworks begin.....!
I like Newt but I can just as easily go with Santorum or Perry if Newt can’t make the cut.
Sit back, hold on...”fixin” to get fun...!
Santorum, is only serving as a spoiler to ensure a Romney nomination, that is all he ever was or will be.
The same Santorum that came out of no where and beat Mitt in Iowa?
I think there is a hole in your theory.
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