Skip to comments.Romney campaign tries to trip up Newt Gingrich before the do-or-die South Carolina primary
Posted on 01/18/2012 10:50:25 AM PST by TBBT
Mitt Romneys campaign unleashed a multi-pronged attack against Newt Gingrich Wednesday a sign the GOP front-runner could be worried about a surge from the ex-Speaker prior to South Carolinas primary on Saturday.
Romney rolled out a pair of new attack ads and dispatched two of his top surrogates to blast Gingrichs erratic temperament just days before the make-or-break southern contest.
Hes not reliable, former Missouri Senator Jim Talent slammed on a media conference call. Yes, he can say exciting things he also says things that undermine the conservative movement.
That theme was reminiscent of the line of attack that was trotted out by Romneys team when Gingrich briefly soared to the top of Republican polls in early December a tactic that sent the former House Speakers support into a downward spiral before the Iowa caucus.
Romneys campaign also put out a pair of negative ads Wednesday one not-so-subtly titled Undisciplined, the other dubbed Unreliable Leader to question Gingrichs character, trustworthiness and penchant for straying off-message.
I can only describe his style as leadership by chaos, Rep. Susan Molinari (RN.Y.) said on the conference call, echoing her line in one of the ads.
The focus is always Newt, she said, and when the focus is Newt, the Republican Party loses.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Though Romney continues to enjoy solid leads in the most recent Palmetto State polls, his campaigns internal tracking numbers show his support there is slipping, according to reports. A Romney spokeswoman, however, denied that her team was suddenly running scared.
Yet Romneys campaign, which rolled through New Hampshire, has also suffered some self-inflicted wounds. His performance in Mondays debate was shaky, and he has come under fire for not releasing his income taxes.
This is definitely the pot calling the kettle black.
This is not just the pot calling the kettle black.
This is a lump of coal calling the kettle black.
Willard’s rolling out the has-beens to try and prevent a Newtron Boom.
Too bad Romney won’t go after Obama with the same intensity.
I don't disagree. . .but Romney DOES things that undermine the conservative movement.
All Romney has is the ability to slime and lie about people.
He certainly can’t run on his failure as a governor or his robbery of the US taxpayer with Medicare-stealing Bain Capital.
“I can only describe his style as leadership by chaos,”
Ordo ab chao.
Yeah, that’s what I want to know, too. And where were they when Romney rolled out the ugly stuff in Iowa???
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.