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Romney Out With Biting Ad Against Gingrich
CNN ^ | 10-23-11 | CNN's Ashley Killough

Posted on 01/23/2012 12:20:54 PM PST by tcrlaf

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign released a blistering new Florida television ad against Newt Gingrich on Monday, eight days before the Sunshine State's presidential primary.

"If Newt wins, this guy would be very happy," the ad's narrator says, as a photo of a smiling President Barack Obama appears on screen.

The 30-second commercial, "Florida Families," is set to air statewide in Florida.

In a part of the country that saw large amounts of home foreclosures, the ad particularly strikes Gingrich over his time as a consultant at mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

"While Florida families lost everything in the housing crisis, Newt Gingrich cashed in," the narrator says.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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I expected the long knives to come out, and I respect Romney, but this is going WAAAaaay over the top with the lies.

I just sent Newt some money for Florida. HAVE YOU?

1 posted on 01/23/2012 12:20:59 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Willard and Leroy both need to engage in a competition to see who can bash the Zer0 pinata harder.


2 posted on 01/23/2012 12:24:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: tcrlaf

Anyone think Romney would fight Obama like this..... me neither


3 posted on 01/23/2012 12:24:25 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: tcrlaf
I do not respect Romney. I think he's a dirtbag.

I offer your article as evidence.

4 posted on 01/23/2012 12:25:56 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: tcrlaf

Yes. I just sent him some money. I heard Fox news say Newt was in Tampa and is dishing out so much baloney he may open a delicatessen in Florida soon! I think Romney may have had some investments in Fannie/Freddie. Hope Newt can bring that out somehow.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 12:25:56 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (It's a Newtiful Day today!)
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To: tcrlaf

If all they got is “vote for me because I can beat obama” they are toast.

Bachmann could beat Obama. Heck I could beat Obama. It’s a non-issue.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 12:26:08 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: GoCards

Nope. After all, Willard is more ideologically aligned with obastard than Newt.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 12:26:19 PM PST by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: tcrlaf

“Gee, I spent millions in florida to slime Newt and all I got was was a 30 point turnaround in Newts favor.”


8 posted on 01/23/2012 12:26:43 PM PST by HerrBlucher (.)
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To: tcrlaf
I just sent Newt some money for Florida. HAVE YOU?

Last night, but I think that depending on how badly Newt beats him tonight, Newt may kick his ass without too much cash.

Newt is ahead by 9% in Florida {Rassmussen today} and Newt hasn't spent a dime on TV ads.

9 posted on 01/23/2012 12:27:43 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: GoCards
Anyone think Romney would fight Obama like this..... me neither

Me neither. He's John McCain all over again.

Remember when John McCain came out with all the vicious ads against the conservative nominees but you couldn't use Barack Obama's middle name?

John "My Opponent Would Make A Good President" McCain endorsed Mitt Romney. N'uff said

10 posted on 01/23/2012 12:28:33 PM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: GoCards
Correction: "against the other conservative candidates"

But I know you know what I meant

11 posted on 01/23/2012 12:30:21 PM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: tcrlaf

Yeah Romney, keep on attacking Newt. Heehee


12 posted on 01/23/2012 12:30:21 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: tcrlaf
I respect Romney

Why? Promoting abortion, promoting homosexual agenda, promoting gun control, promoting government mandated health care, promoting man made global warming.....why is it that you respect him?

13 posted on 01/23/2012 12:30:36 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: piytar

And when you wake up on November 7th and read “Obama turns back Romney challenge handily”, then what are you going to say?

Any smile Obama has will be wiped off his face in the first debate with Gingrich.

Gingrich is not the ideal candidate you might come up with if you were allowed to synthesize presidential contenders in a lab. But he is best able, among the present contenders, to take out Obama, and that is critical.

Go Newt!


14 posted on 01/23/2012 12:31:53 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: tcrlaf

Romney is a sleazebag! He gets ZERO respect from me won’t get my vote either! I really suspect that he was responsible for the sleaze thrown at Palin, Cain, and Perry.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 12:32:49 PM PST by KansasGirl (NO ROMNEY! NOT NOW! NOT EVER! GO NEWT!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/whitepapers/?subsec=137&id=905


16 posted on 01/23/2012 12:32:49 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Fox said NEWT was dishing out baloney?


17 posted on 01/23/2012 12:33:01 PM PST by BagCamAddict (THANK YOU GOVERNOR PERRY for doing the right thing. GO NEWT !!)
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To: HerrBlucher

Romney is a horrible campaigner. He spends lots of other peoples’ money and getting almost no positive results. Gee, that sounds a lot like how 0bama runs the country.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 12:34:28 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: cuban leaf

I don’t think Romney can beat Obama. Romney fights like Eddie Haskell.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 12:36:01 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Remember RomneyCare...

Governor Romney still defends his plan five years later while publicly saying as President he would repeal and replace ObamaCare. But the two plans are similar in at least three significant ways:

Both have an individual mandate that requires people to purchase a private good – in this case, health insurance – and levies a financial penalty against those who don’t.

Both implement a new government bureaucracy called an “exchange” through which all insurance policies are approved, sold, and heavily regulated.

Both have sizeable subsidies for low-income people to purchase the mandated coverage.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 12:36:18 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: tcrlaf

I think from Romneys standpoint the negative adds against “Leroy” in Iowa worked. So now Mitt thinks going really negative against “Leroy” will work in Florida.

Now in Iowa Newt tried to run a positive campaign and got steamrolled. This now Florida and Newt will be fighting back with his own adds against Mitt. New day, new state, new strategy by Newt. I am not sure how the very personal attack adds by Mitt will work. Mitt is not spouting Conservatism he is spouting negativism.

I do think the vetting is good and will make the candidates stronger when they go up against Hussein. GO LEROY GO!


21 posted on 01/23/2012 12:38:02 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: BagCamAddict

CNN right now is doing an expose of Gingrich’s “money” Adelen something. Every channel is touting Romneys anger.. and pushing it on Newt and all the while praying that Romney can pull this out.


22 posted on 01/23/2012 12:38:54 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: tcrlaf

“I just sent Newt some money for Florida. HAVE YOU?”

Yes, last night.


23 posted on 01/23/2012 12:39:13 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: tcrlaf

Newt was a consultant. That is like saying the guy who cleaned the toilets there “cashed” in.

What did he cash in on? He wasn’t part of the board, didn’t write any mortgages, didn’t make any decisions, he wasn’t even there when it went under!

And where are all of the “you are attacking capitalism people” drama queens? Let’s see you go ape on Romney over this.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 12:39:13 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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25 posted on 01/23/2012 12:40:35 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: tcrlaf
I just sent Newt some money for Florida. HAVE YOU?

Yes, this morning! It not surprising that Mittens would come out with a "biting" ad, given that Mittens BITES (the big one)!

26 posted on 01/23/2012 12:43:13 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: tcrlaf

YOU BETCHA I SENT NEWT MONEY!

ROMNEY IS A SLIMEBAG.


27 posted on 01/23/2012 12:43:43 PM 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: BagCamAddict
Fox said NEWT was dishing out baloney?

If true, I no longer watch much Fox, then Fox is digging it own hole. Before this is ended I think that Fox will be no more creditable than CNN.

28 posted on 01/23/2012 12:45:08 PM PST by Logical me
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To: RoosterRedux

—I don’t think Romney can beat Obama.—

That’s the irony in his ads. :)


29 posted on 01/23/2012 12:46:01 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: tcrlaf

This won’t help Romney one bit. It will more than likely lose Romney support. Newt has gone up over 20 points in the last week, even with several months and millions spent by Romney against Newt, in an aggressive ad campaign to promote Romney in Florida.

Instead, Romney has tanked and Newt is surging. This will just make the voters dislike Romney all the more, as a dirty, hit below the belt jerk. The SC response tells it all, that the voters are getting sick of the hate ads and the sickening, personal attacks.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 12:48:10 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: tcrlaf
Oh Yeah, Romney. Girlie Girl.

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31 posted on 01/23/2012 12:50:17 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: tcrlaf

Rush noted today that Mr Electability is 9 for 25 in his political career.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 12:50:34 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: tsowellfan

Can’t wait:
“My name is Newton LEROY Gingrich and I’m comin after you, Barock Hussein Obama.”

He wins the South/Nascar/and all rednecks inbetween.


33 posted on 01/23/2012 12:53:47 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: tsowellfan

Can’t wait:
“My name is Newton LEROY Gingrich and I’m comin after you, Barock Hussein Obama.”

He wins the South/Nascar/and all rednecks inbetween.


34 posted on 01/23/2012 12:53:52 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: svcw

As I have stated, many times, he’s damned good business man, a good family man, and frankly, a pretty good manager.

But what he isn’t is fiery, and I fear he will get steamrolled by an attacking enemy media, in the same way that McCain was. He’s “Too Nice” of a guy to get down and dirty with Obama, and his handlers too afraid of being called racists, to do what is going to need to be done, namely calling Obama out on his failures.

You are already seeing it with Clyburns “mentioning Food Stamps is RACIST!” B.S.

I have NONE of those fears with Newt. As we are seeing, the enemedia is being FORCED to report what he is saying.

I’m not looking for a Saint for president.

The whole Messiah-as-President thingy isn’t working out to well for us, right now. I’m looking for a FIGHTER, that can force change on to D.C., and get the message out above the din of a hate-filled media.

Because make no mistake. If the Messiah loses, you are going to see an absolute orgy of media hate, with things like reporting homelessness, and joblessness, and soldier deaths suddenly fashionable again.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 12:54:54 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

I made my first political donation in a few years to Newt yesterday. more to come after he wins Florida.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 12:55:11 PM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: tcrlaf

When does Mittens come out in black-face to accuse Newt of racism?


37 posted on 01/23/2012 12:56:30 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: tcrlaf

LOL

It had a chance but nice try.

I didn’t feel a thing but laughter. That’s honest laughter for what? I don’t know.

The ad seems desperate and petty. Maybe childish.

I think the part that got me LOL was the ending where they show Gingrich and Obama and then right after that:

“I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this ad” I started laughing right there and fully outloud when I saw him running through a field with his wife and their wind swept hair.

Can’t explain why it was funny but hell...Play it some more.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 12:56:49 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tcrlaf

Just donated and will again every payday.


39 posted on 01/23/2012 12:57:53 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: nhwingut
First off, I think most people realize that Romney did not think up the billboard content, some Geek somewhere thought it up and Mittwit approved it. Second who watches billboards??? Where I live Las Vegas. if you are watching Billboards, your next stop will be the University Medical Center Trauma section. Our traffic does not allow you to sight see, watch the guy ahead of you.Next Mitten is just whistling through the cemetary. He can see the handwriting on the wall, Mitt has no central core of supports. He has not captured the hearts of any praticlular group, so he has resorted to fear to gain votes. Bad Decision
40 posted on 01/23/2012 1:03:16 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Only through helping others: can we hope to save ourselves")
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To: tcrlaf

I have sent Newt money on 4 occasion, in addition to last night.

“I respect Romney”..... THERE IS NOTHING TO RESPECT ABOUT THAT POS.


41 posted on 01/23/2012 1:03:16 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: tcrlaf
I just sent Newt some money for Florida. HAVE YOU?

Not on your life. But I might sent Santorum something.

42 posted on 01/23/2012 1:04:35 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: tcrlaf

Romney needs to set up his robo-calls with this message. 7 times per week, per voter. That should drive his votes down to <10%.


43 posted on 01/23/2012 1:05:37 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: APatientMan
When does Mittens come out in black-face to accuse Newt of racism?

I am SO stealing that for my tagline!

44 posted on 01/23/2012 1:09:46 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (When does Mittens come out in black-face to accuse Newt of racism? H/T APatientman)
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To: tcrlaf

I always get a chuckle when I see Romney wearing plaid shirts and Levis trying to dress down for the common folk.

This guy was born with a silver stick up his you-know-what and has no idea what it means to actually having to work for a living doing menial jobs to get started in life...and no amount of purchased negative ads, free old media support, campaign consultants or all the bought and paid for endorsements from the GOP establishment can overcome Romney’s transparent elitist and patronizing view of the Tea Party and GOP grassroots.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 1:14:56 PM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: tcrlaf

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/18/mitt-romney-foreclosure-relief_n_1017751.html

In a filmed interview with the editorial board of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a newspaper serving the hardest-hit foreclosure state in the union, Romney criticized President Barack Obama for not foreclosing on American families fast enough.

“Don’t try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom,” Romney said when asked what he would do to jump-start the floundering housing market.

“Allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up and let it turn around and come back up,” he continued. “The Obama administration has slow walked the foreclosure process ... that has long existed and as a result we still have a foreclosure overhang.”


46 posted on 01/23/2012 1:19:08 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

I hope Romney continues with this approach - because it won’t work any better than the Marianne threat did. Newt will be talking big ideas, prosperity, and economic freedom while Mitt will be acting like one of those annoying little yappy dogs.

Remember Iowa has <5% unemployment and the caucuses only represented 120,000 votes. That’s not indicative of America, and while his attack machine hurt Gingrich’s numbers there, look how soon the attacks run out of steam. Meanwhile Newt’s passion for American exceptionalim can go forever...


47 posted on 01/23/2012 1:21:28 PM PST by bigbob
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To: tcrlaf

The ethics report on Newt Gingrich is publicly available, but has been construed as politically motivated. The alleged violations concerned a course that Gingrich taught at Kennesaw State College while serving in Congress. The course’s promoters received financial support from “individuals, corporations and foundations,” promising that the project qualified for tax-exempt status. The ethics committee ultimately concluded that the course was “actually a coordinated effort” to “help in achieving a partisan, political goal” — something that would run afoul of its tax-exempt status.

And yet, when the IRS looked into those accusations in a three-year investigation, it found that the donations to Gingrich’s charity were “consistent with its stated exempt purposes,” and Gingrich’s course and course book “were educational in content,” according to The Washington Post in 1999. By then, Gingrich had left office, preferring retirement to a fight over leadership.

Gingrich adamantly denied violating the law, but ultimately agreed to pay a $300,000 fine for making misleading statements to the ethics committee.

It appears that Gingrich was fined, mostly for political cover to the Republicans. The IRS declared that Gingrich’s course ”was educational and never favored or opposed a candidate for public office.”


48 posted on 01/23/2012 1:27:20 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen
Gingrich adamantly denied violating the law, but ultimately agreed to pay a $300,000 fine for making misleading statements to the ethics committee.

You might want to do a check on that. Supposedly there is documentation that the $300,000 was specifically for reimbursement by Newt of the cost of the investigation and that it was not a fine.

49 posted on 01/23/2012 1:41:18 PM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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