Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Newt Gingrich Campaign Events
Posted on 01/26/2012 12:56:47 PM PST by kristinn
Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a a full racketing operation, right in Gingrich territory.
A source close to the campaign told ABC News there will be a Romney surrogate at every public Gingrich event in Florida standing by to rebut Gingrichs speeches to the media.
The campaign is entering a phase now where we are defining the terms of the Florida race, a Romney staffer said.
The staffer said it wasnt a sign of fear on the Romney campaigns side.
However, the campaign didnt feel the need to trail Gingrich when he was in 4th in Iowa.
The campaign decided Sunday night to send a staff member to Florida full time, specifically to handle the Romney surrogate group set to trail Gingrich.
Romneys regional press secretary, Amanda Henneberg, was on hand at two Gingrich campaign stops Wednesday to offer Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., who spoke to several members of the press about what he thought were Gingrichs inconsistencies in his speeches.
At the first event today, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was on hand along with Romney staffer Dave Kochel. At the second event, Mack and his wife Mary Bono Back joined the group.
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These bastards are going scorched earth. Flawed as Newt is I’ll happily support him to bury Romney and his ilk anywhere I can.
If Newt doesn’t get the nod, we have to go third party.
A Romney surrogate? How bizarre. But maybe this is the angel Moroni or somebody from the planet Romney intends to get after his death, or maybe one of the many wives who will be gracing that planet...
Romney is scum.
The Washingon DC party is terrified of Gingrich...Romney who represents the party’s right and Obama, the party’s left have this much in agreement...Newt might stop the gravytrain...can’t have that.
Gingrich is talking about investigating the fed...and the crooks who ran fannie/freddie...can’t have that.
I honestly believe if Gingrich gets the nomination the Washington insiders will consider assassination. They are that scared of him.
I’m betting that since audience reaction will be allowed at the next debate, Romney and his people will try to pack the venue with their own.
“Gingrich said he would not be sending any surrogates to the Romney events because ‘he doesnt say anything worth rebutting.’”
Romney is really attacking the Tea Party conservatives, Newt is just the surrogate target.
Third party would spell the death of the GOP, ensure an Obama victory, and possibly doom this nation forever.
Electing Romney would doom this nation forever.
Easy choice -- I'll go third party with you.
—These bastards are going scorched earth.—
or to use a poker term, they are going “all in”. But scorched earth may better describe the ultimate results.
This is fascinating to watch for me, because it is as if we are getting a full view of the underbelly of the republican machine - in and out of the “official” party.
Even Coulter is starting to look like a character in one of those movies where a creature goes from looking like a beautiful woman to a hideous beast. This is quite unprecedented.
—I honestly believe if Gingrich gets the nomination the Washington insiders will consider assassination.—
I’ve wondered the same thing, but that it could happen BEFORE the nomination.
All the more reason for Newt to pick Palin as a VP!
Fixed it for you.
Newt actually donated to Connie Mack in 2003. Keep in mind Newt's never donated to Democrats...Romney donated to several in 1992.
MACK, CONNIE (R) Senate - FL FRIENDS OF CONNIE MACK INC
$500 primary 12/06/03
Fighting like a DemocRAT.
Romney MUST be stopped at all costs.
>Ive wondered the same thing, but that it could happen BEFORE the nomination.<
Funny-I had the same thought.
Pray for his safety.
My sentiments exactly. Interesting how he's taking a page from the Occupy crowd and his father's old pal, Saul Alinsky.
The establishment is projecting, just like liberals. After the democrats have screamingly accused republicans of dividing the country these last 3 years, it is the conservatives who stood up and fought while the establishment hides in the corner and waits for the next opportunity to ‘cut a deal’.
What we are witnessing is the establishment GOP, determined to kill the elephant by suicide. We may or may not get Newt through to the nomination, but the establishment is assuring us that we all are going down. This crap is not doing anything to make Romney a good candidate.
Lifting Romney up is like trying to pick up a turd from the clean side.