Skip to comments.The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath
Posted on 01/28/2012 3:18:20 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
MIAMI Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich Mitt Romneys campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner.
If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had ample and vocal supporters in the audiences) and even by sending supporters to mock him at his own events.
On Saturday, it released a new ad featuring a 1997 NBC News segment in which the anchor Tom Brokaw reported that Congressional peers of Mr. Gingrich, then speaker of the House, had found him guilty of ethics violations.
David Kochel, an adviser who arrived here from Iowa to oversee the pressure campaign, described the strategy as lets go rush the quarterback. A team of Romney boosters started infiltrating nearly every Gingrich campaign stop to offer instant rebuttals. Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah showed up to challenge Mr. Gingrichs record to reporters and at one point tangled with Mr. Gingrichs press secretary as the cameras rolled. Bay Buchanan, a longtime conservative activist, worked on the Romney campaigns behalf to win over voters and commentators.
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Well, how else does a person win in politics?
And Newt’s very good at being mean. Isn’t that what a lot of people like about him?
No, it’s getting depressing.
Every outcome has its own stink.
Newt’s organization needs to get on the ball. We know the Romney campaign is going to get down and dirty. FIGHT! air the ads of Romney on Obamacare, pro choice, his support of Jimmy Carter and Carter’s support for HIM as president! dig up and air the stories of people in Mass unhappy with Romneycare. Show America that a vote for Romney is a vote for socialism.
I also have concerns over Romney being commander in chief as that is not in sync with his faith.
RINOs are only mean towards conservatives. Compare and contrast McCain's gentlemanly campaign against Obama versus his savage assault against his Senate primary challenger, J.D. Hayworth.
Wow. I used to like Bay Buchanan; she seemed to be the sane one.
Yeah, and then he (Rom) can lose the general election. He and his ilk have gone to war against the grassroots, and WE will not stand for it!
Are you kidding?
Just watch and see, Mitten Rommney will become KITTEN Rommney, if he goes up against Moochell's pimp.
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