Skip to comments.Romney ridicules Gingrich on job creation (Desperate!)
Posted on 01/18/2012 6:41:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney waged a new onslaught against Newt Gingrich on Wednesday amid signs that the former House speaker was gaining traction in his drive to emerge as the sole viable alternative for the Republican presidential nomination.
In a rare departure from his usual practice of ignoring GOP rivals and engaging President Obama instead, Romney ridiculed Gingrich for taking credit for millions of jobs created when he served in Congress.
"Congressmen taking responsibility or taking credit for helping create jobs is like [former Vice President] Al Gore taking credit for the Internet," Romney told supporters at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
At the same time, Romney, who takes credit for job gains on his watch as governor of Massachusetts, dispatched former GOP members of Congress to denounce Gingrich as a "chaotic" speaker whose failings helped President Clinton win reelection.
Gingrich took the new assault as a good sign.
"I fully expect the Romney campaign to be unendingly dirty and dishonest for the next four days because they are desperate," he told hundreds of cheering supporters at Bobby's BBQ in Warrenville, S.C. "They thought they could buy this. They're discovering they can't buy this."
Romney's new assault came as a poll found the race tightening in South Carolina's GOP primary....
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I’m thinking Mitt taught Michelle Bachmann how to screech. His campaign sounds like it’s in panic mode. Internals must really suck.
if the government has nothing to do with job creation, why do you keep blaming Obama for having not created jobs Mitt? Along those same lines, how will you, as the chief executive of the government, create jobs like you have been telling us you're going to do for the past several years, if you have nothing to do with creating jobs? The answer is obvious, you're up against the ropes, desperate, and making inane comments in hopes of discrediting a man that clearly has a record of creating millions of jobs by reducing taxes and limiting government.
d Damned weasel
What Newt actually said was that he was part of the Reagan team that created all those jobs.
Whatever flaws and failings Newt has - and there are more than I would like (but in this age of instant information/disinformation, who knows?) - the question I have is whose fingerprints are on this latest destroy-Newt effort. Mitt’s? Maybe. The GOP establishment’s? Maybe. Barack Obama’s? Maybe. All of the above? Maybe. These United States show all the same signs of the degeneration of the late Roman Empire. Who of the GOP candidates is in it for something other than their own agenda? Who is in it for the American people, the idea of America as enshrined in the Declaration and the Constitution, as symbolized in the Statue of Liberty, and as purchased by the blood of the tens and hundreds of thousands who chose to surrender their lives for the idea of liberty and responsibility under God?
I do not see it in the forces of Barry Obama. I do not see it in the forces of Mitt Romney. I see it - maybe, maybe, maybe - in the flawed and very imperfect people who respond to Newt’s best moments.
I doubt it. Romney's poll numbers have been very consistent. He capped out a long time ago at the level of lukewarm, but he's been blessed with a weak field.
I'm no more pleased about Romney winning the nomination than anyone else here, but a few days of thinking about Newt reminded me why he's probably a worse bet. Newt can be brilliant and can debate like no one, but he is like Jekyll and Hyde. One day he talks about tearing apart the Federal Reserve, and the next day he's talking about stopping global warming and praising Wilson and FDR as two great presidents.
Romney's attacks have at least been pretty fair. If Newt got the nomination, Obama would dig into Newt's
closet warehouse of skeletons. Read about the nasty tricks Obama used to unseal divorce records of two of his opponents. It looks like Marianne is about to unload, and you can guess what that will do to the women's vote.
mittens fights like a girl. Øbongo and his flying monkeys are gonna mop the floor with him.
SC is VERY important. If Romney wins SC it's NOT going to be good.
That was a great post. Amen.
Newt’s skeletons have already been laid out for all to see over the years. There’s really nothing new.
I want someone going up against Obama who can forcefully articulate the conservative messagethat’s Newt.
If Romney got the nomination, he would be every bit as vulnerable as Newt to Obama's attack strategies, so using that as an argument against Newt is kinda empty, IMO.
Sure Mitt created jobs,,, just ask the clerks at Staples and any Dominos driver you meet, not getting 40 hours or any sane benefits.
Not at all putting them down, not in any way. But Mitt hasn’t created many manufacturing jobs that i’ve heard of.
You must be kidding. Mitt is definitely not perfect, but since when do we conservatives look for Demigods to save us? Unlike liberals, we don’t expect political gods to save us. What we need is for someone to beat Obama, so that the American people can revive this country. Mitt is not desparate; he is winning and he is going to win the nopmination. Personally, I’d rather have Newt as President, but I am a realist. Let’s get behind Mitt.
Thank you Belte...well said.
Willard is getting desparate. Hopefully he will implode again tomorrow night.
Mitt is not perfect? I don’t even know what the guy stands for. Parse, parse, parse. Newt is flawed, but I know where Newt stands. Same with Perry, Santorum, Paul, and even Huntsman.