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Romney campaign unloads on 'outrageous and destructive' Newt Gingrich (Mittens Throwing a Fit)
Daily Mail ^ | updated at 5:51 PM 18th January 2012 | Toby Harnden

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".

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: mittens; newt; romney
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1 posted on 01/18/2012 10:21:11 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

He saw those latest polls showing a virtual tie huh? This is gonna be fun to watch.


2 posted on 01/18/2012 10:24:13 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: Red Steel

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?


3 posted on 01/18/2012 10:24:34 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: swampfox101

Go Newt Go!

He was not my first choice, but Mittens is my last.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 10:25:17 AM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Red Steel

Iowa may have been Romney’s Waterloo. Who was the first to go negative?


5 posted on 01/18/2012 10:27:18 AM PST by McGruff (Go Nuclear Newt.)
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To: swampfox101

it sure is going to be fun to watch. mitt/panic.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 10:28:07 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Red Steel

I love the smell of GOP Establishment fear in the morning!!

7 posted on 01/18/2012 10:28:33 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: swampfox101

FUMR!!!!

And release your tax records!


8 posted on 01/18/2012 10:31:31 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Steel

MoLinari is married or was to joe mslsd scarborough


9 posted on 01/18/2012 10:32:05 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Mmm, Oorah!


10 posted on 01/18/2012 10:32:42 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Steel
Romney, looks like Rick S. even had him on the ropes. Oh, yes, Obama will have him on the ropes as well.

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.

11 posted on 01/18/2012 10:34:12 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Red Steel

GO NEWT GO!

Mitts internal polling must show Newt gaining in South Carolina. Mitt is going all out to crush Newt.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 10:34:20 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Red Steel

FReep U, M. R.

GO NEWT!!!!


13 posted on 01/18/2012 10:36:59 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: annieokie

Yes..! Let the fireworks begin.....!


14 posted on 01/18/2012 10:37:39 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: cableguymn

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...!


15 posted on 01/18/2012 10:39:31 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: skaterboy

Santorum, is only serving as a spoiler to ensure a Romney nomination, that is all he ever was or will be.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 10:40:09 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Red Steel
South Carolina better wake up. Romney is no better that King Obama. His private method was to buy up firms that were in trouble and insert cash to save. Isn't that the same as King Obama except Romney use private capital but King Obama used out taxes.
17 posted on 01/18/2012 10:41:06 AM PST by Logical me
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To: HamiltonJay

The same Santorum that came out of no where and beat Mitt in Iowa?

I think there is a hole in your theory.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 10:43:05 AM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: swampfox101
Santorum or Perry cannot overtake Romney, the leftists. Newt has a chance but both Santorum and Perry are making sure King Obama gets another term.
19 posted on 01/18/2012 10:43:44 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Red Steel
And we're supposed to believe Mitt Romney is a reliable conservative? Not bloody likely...


20 posted on 01/18/2012 10:44:27 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Red Steel
Dogs against Mittens


Make Romney remember my 12 hours on top of an SUV, at 70 MPH, to the point of getting a sick stomach.

Don't let Mitt treat conservatives like a dog!

21 posted on 01/18/2012 10:46:03 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Red Steel

Monday night may have bloodied his nose, but Sarah’s back door endorsement of Newt last night should make for some very interesting poll results along about Friday. Rush had a very favorable reaction to Newt too. These “almost” endorsements are very influential.
The ground is shifting towards Newt.
That’s what really has Mittens scared.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 10:47:17 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Logical me

Problem was Mitt borrowed money from banks to insert into those failing companies, then immediately transferred most of that cash to Bain. When those companies went bankrupt, he kept all the money and the creditors got stuck with the bill. On 3 out of 4 of Bain’s biggest acquisitions, they went bankrupt yet Bain profited on them, keeping that money instead of paying back the banks. Romney was a deadbeat.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 10:48:31 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Wiser now

Destructive. Unreliable. Outrageous.

It’s why we like Newt. ;)


24 posted on 01/18/2012 10:49:09 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Red Steel

Mitt’s going to implode on Thursday after Newt uses the 15% Mitt tax line.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: cableguymn

Santorum didn’t do anything.. all he didn’t do or say anything.... all he did was manage to be the last man standing... that’s it.. that’s all he’ll ever be.

He has no support based on anything meanigful, other than he’s not romney and he’s not newt, that’s it.

All he’s doing is splitting the non romney vote, and keeping Romney on top via creating a situation where 30-40% will win you the plurality. By design or by coincidence it doesn’t matter.

Santorum has no chance of winning, and will fade, the only question is will it be soon enough to prevent romney from winding up the nominee or not.

Santorum is playing spoiler, nothing more.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 10:51:00 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Red Steel

Newt should make a video with several people in the 90’s who loyally worked with and for him and helped him balance the budget, cut taxes and pass legislation even in the face of great opposition from those who were disloyal, self serving and power hungry.


27 posted on 01/18/2012 10:51:14 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: JediJones

I meant 3 out of 10 of Bain’s biggest acquisitions.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 10:51:43 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Red Steel

It would be preferable if Mitt were to learn from Newt’s example. Newt has many faults, but he doesn’t start off every statement about Obama with “well, he’s a nice guy and he means well but he’s just over his head”.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 10:53:09 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: swampfox101

go Newt....we will regain our country! and not all capitolistic practices are good...sorry to inform the Romney folks. Obama will make mincemeat out of Romney’s record and firing of people apparently unecessarily in order to put the bottom line first. I am in sales and while it is important for me to make good money, my service to my clients comes first.


30 posted on 01/18/2012 10:55:25 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: swampfox101

go Newt....we will regain our country! and not all capitolistic practices are good...sorry to inform the Romney folks. Obama will make mincemeat out of Romney’s record and firing of people apparently unecessarily in order to put the bottom line first. I am in sales and while it is important for me to make good money, my service to my clients comes first.


31 posted on 01/18/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: LibsRJerks
We need a slightly unstable, totally fearless everyman to go into Washington D.C. and strike fear into the hearts of the uptight establishment.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: cableguymn
He was not my first choice, but Mittens is my last.

Well put. My sentiments almost exactly.
Mittens is no choice. I can't vote for him because a couple of weeks ago I vowed here at FR to be struck down by God if I do. (shrug)

33 posted on 01/18/2012 10:56:40 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: HamiltonJay

One good thing Santorum did in the last debate was chime in on how false Romney and Ron Paul’s ads have been against him. This will help back up Newts claims of falseness in the ads. Fox has been calling Newt a whiner and a crybaby to marginalize him. Santorum just gave him credibility in his complaints. Sarah Palin and Limbaugh drove it home.


34 posted on 01/18/2012 10:56:44 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: Red Steel
Romney Enriched by Medicare Fraud Against US Taxpayers

Romney: Medicare Fraud
Gingrich: Ex associates don't like him

Is Gingrich worse because his old associates don't like him, or is Romney worse because he stiffed the Taxpayers as Board Member of Company fined over 100 million for medicare fraud?

35 posted on 01/18/2012 10:58:40 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I won’t vote for Mittens either. There are some that say you and I are defacto voting for Obama.

I always ask them. Whats the policy difference between Mittens and Obama?

I don’t think I have ever got an answer.


36 posted on 01/18/2012 10:58:54 AM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: JediJones

"You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America!"

37 posted on 01/18/2012 10:59:20 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Someone did have the idea to let Mitt be the candidate, but put a wire in his ear and have Newt feed him all his answers from backstage. The classic Cyrano/Roxanne scenario...

"Car 3, Car 3... Proceed to possible 205 on main"


38 posted on 01/18/2012 11:00:21 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: JediJones

Because I was afraid of worms, Roxanne! Worms!


39 posted on 01/18/2012 11:02:02 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: fabian

Romney’s newest ad ought to really get the fireworks started. I heard the latest poll numbers today on the radio today as I was riving back from a business appointment and they don’t look good for Mitt. He seems to be losing ground, they had Mitt at 30 and Newt at 29. Things are really, really tightening. That news, I’m sure, sent Mitt into a panic.

As I said, this is gonna be fun to watch. lol


40 posted on 01/18/2012 11:12:04 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: swampfox101

Tell Mittens that Newt will never clean his boots. Keep fighting the conservative revolution, Newt. Wear your scars as a badge of honor.

“[Andrew Jackson] was thirteen when he joined the South Carolina militia to fight in the Revolutionary War. After his capture, he was ordered to clean the boots of a British officer. Jackson refused. The officer then drew his sword and slashed Jackson across the forehead, leaving a scar.”


41 posted on 01/18/2012 11:17:16 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: JediJones

This next debate is really gonna be an exciting one to watch. For some reason, Romney seems to buckle under the pressure. We’ll see.


42 posted on 01/18/2012 11:20:07 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: Red Steel

So sorry. I was bus reading the oppo research released today on Mittens. The “Romney book” is a very interesting read and should start to get everyone supporting someone else.


43 posted on 01/18/2012 11:35:08 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Linda Frances

Actually, Susan Molinari was never married to Joe Scarborough. She is married to former Rep. Bill Paxon.


44 posted on 01/18/2012 11:42:39 AM PST by Koschei
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To: JediJones

Because a whore-mongering, drug using, alcohol soaked, glutton will stand out in Congress....how?


45 posted on 01/18/2012 11:46:09 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Koschei

Oops. I thought years ago during Clinton years they were married. I guess I’m getting old. Sorry


46 posted on 01/18/2012 12:11:04 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Red Steel
I thought I would check out a couple of other blogs. National review is very pro romney. I tried to post a while ago and it still hasn't come up. I would love to converse with a robofan.
47 posted on 01/18/2012 12:15:43 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Red Steel

Talent (who I always respected as a conservative) baffles me in that he is (and has been) going out on such a limb for Romney who DOES NOT reflect his values (reminds me of when Lieberman was mouth-piecing for Algore).

I am disappointed in Talent, because I don;t really remember him being attacked for supporting or having to explain Newt. I DO remember Newt being abandoned when the Dems went after him (the same way Delay was).


48 posted on 01/18/2012 1:18:28 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Red Steel
though they didn't go there over Gingrich's his three wives and marital infidelitites

Better a daawg than a dog.

49 posted on 01/18/2012 1:22:43 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote ABR)
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To: Red Steel
I'm from Missouri and a Repub. county committee man.I know Jim Talent. He is a candyass,I bet he has his wife kill the spiders around the house.

When he ran for reelection for Senate he ran the Worst reelection campain ever. I personally heard him give up on his reelection two weeks before election day.

Guess who is Romney's campain manager for Missouri is?

Thats right,Jim Talent.

50 posted on 01/18/2012 1:25:57 PM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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