Skip to comments.Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.
Posted on 01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions.
"It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich and it's working."
After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here.
To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from Connie Mack (III) and Connie Mack (IV), to Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. John McCain. Romney has also aired a controversial ad featuring Tom Brokaw announcing that Gingrich had been sanctioned by the House.
Today both Macks took the stage before Romney to attack Gingrich's character, proclaiming that he has a checkered past with ethics and honesty."
Romney also launched into his longest attack directed squarely at Gingrich, devoting almost four minutes of his 18 minute stump speech attacking the former Speaker of the House.
"Mr. Speaker, your trouble in Florida is not because the audience is too quiet or too loud or because you have opponents that are tough," Romney said, comparing Gingrich's complaints about debate audiences to Goldilocks. Then, with a broad smile on his face, he listed the reasons why Florida voters are now moving away from Gingrich's campaign.
"Your problem in Florida is that you worked for Freddie Mac at a time when Freddie Mac was not doing the right thing for the American people," he added.
Shortly after Romney's remarks, his campaign emailed "Earth to Newt: Tell The Truth" detailing a long list of alleged lies while mocking his ambitious space agenda.
(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...
"It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich and it's working."I get that part. I get the part about Willard destroying conservatives. But I will remember this. I will never, ever support, or vote for, Romney. I would prefer Obama.
That's an understatement.
She thinks she's Dorothy and that Mittens is the Wizard of Oz.
We will get past Fla if we fight. Mark Levin has a great article on the LACK of Character re: Romney.
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What a Prick.
I am waiting for the GOP to call me for a contribution. By the time I get through with them they will NEVER want to call me again.
In addition, I am changing my affiliation from republican to independent.
Newt has no chance. Mitt has all the money in world to keep doing this. He destroy Newt next in NV and MI. Newt doesn’t have the money or the backing to counter it. By Super Tuesday Newt will be long gone and Romney will the man the Republicans have chosen to be defeated by Barack 0bama.
Most Republican voters are smarter than Democrat voters.
If Mitt wins Florida, it will be the snowbirds who put him over the top. He may very well succeed in discrediting Newt Gingrich and denying him the nomination, but that may not be enough to make him the nominee, either.
Yes, Mitt is a nasty piece of work.
This guy too!!
I am waiting for the GOP to call me for a contribution. By the time I get through with them they will NEVER want to call me again.I am so right there with you.
“After Tuesday, their 50 delegates, Marco Rubio, and the dunce Pam Bondi, will no longer have an effect on the GOP Primary in 2012. Goodbye Florida, your votes were good for 4% of of the neccessary delegates.”
Nor will Scott & Mack, and losing 50 delegates to move to a January primary date will really look like a dumb move for Florida when Gingrich stays in the race even if he loses Tuesday, and starts racking up delegates in more conservative states.
If only the 2010 elections had amounted to a hill of beans in 2011, we conservatives might not be so concerned about nominating a Massachusetts moderate. But, when a “Conservative” House of Reps. can’t do jack squat, what makes us thinks this MA Moderate will do anything to turn around the ship?
“But I will remember this. I will never, ever support, or vote for, Romney. I would prefer Obama.”
Although Romney and Obama share the same positions, sadly I think Obama is more honest, genuine, and has more integrity.
I think I just threw up a little when typing that.
Romney is using his huge personal fortune not just to win, but to destroy. He's just as evil as Obama, IMHO. His policies would be exactly the same. And I no more want to be a Mormon than I want to be a Muslim.
As for Rubio and Bondi, I'm sorry to say, but they're toast. We worked hard for them. But no Tea Partier would ever support or even vote for them again. Too bad, guys.
Ah, there’s a reservoir tip on the condom. Squeeze Barry’s head to pop the zit.
Romney had no choice, he either shot his load here or let the nomination slip away.
Florida is FAR more important to Romney than it is to Gingrich.
I arrived at that shortly before things got really nasty. The reasoning went like this: In a Romney vs Obama contest, if the conservatives don't vote for Romney, he'll lose by about 20 points; if they hold nose and vote for Romney he'll lose by about 10 points.
Romney deserves to lose by 20. Teach the party a lesson and don't vote for Romney.
Is tomething like “I was an independent in the time of Romney” ???
Is that something like “I was an independent in the time of Romney” ???
I got a call from them asking for support and I told them that I was sending all donations to the Newt Gingrich campaign and that I would no longer be supporting the GOP or anyone that backs Mitt Romney. The guy was totally upset and did not like it one bit. I just hung up on him after that. :)
Have a plan if we can get it to the right people to spread the word.
Can we make the suggestion that in Florida the Santorum backers cast their vote for the conservative that can beat the Moderate candidate.
If RUSH/Sarah/Rick/FR/teaparty others could get this message out (Not Newt it would sound desperate)it would easily put Newt over the top in FL.
To any Romney operatives reading this board (and we know you are), head this message;
Keep up this vicious negative campaigning at your own peril. “Your guy” might win the nomination, but in doing so he will have burned enough bridges with the conservative movement to guarantee that he will lose against Obama.
I’ll turn out and vote in November, but I might just leave the top of the card blank. I don’t see any upside to having a RINO in the Oval Office versus the current resident.
I’ll vote straight conservative on the down ticket, but you, sir, will never get my vote.
I think we need to put the boot on the necks of the National Republic Party who decides before the primaries who they want to be their representative. I agree that they are out to destroy Conservatives but all they have done is make us angry.
I will not vote for either Romney, Paul or Obama but will write in Newt’s name before I will lower myself any longer. I held my nose & voted the Republican line for Dole & McCain but the Republican Party is no longer my Party. I left the Democrats because they went Socialist, Republicans are now the new Democrats & the Conservatives are now the Tea Party. I have already hung up on Romney robo calls here in Fl. Romney is no better than Obama & I bet that if he is President he will “NOT” repeal Obama care since its taken from his Romney care. I can’t believe that most the Democrat voters haven’t awoke to the fact that their party is no longer the Democrat Party but a Socialist Party & out to destroy the USA. We need to fight for our country even if most everyone is against us - God bless the USA!
Romney is ALL about destroying the Conservative movement, and apparently has the approval of the Republican party to do it. This might be the easiest election Obama has ever won..he doesnt even need to pander to illegals to vote for him, this time he could win legit. I will NEVER EVER vote for Obama, I’d rather slit my wrist then vote for him, but unfortunately with Romney as the nominee Obama is a lock for 4 more years. WOW can you just imagine that, 4 more years of Obama, we won’t have a country by the time he is done destroying it.
Just in case anyone’s missed it here’s Bondi on Fox plugging Romneycare for every state.
“I arrived at that shortly before things got really nasty. The reasoning went like this: In a Romney vs Obama contest, if the conservatives don’t vote for Romney, he’ll lose by about 20 points; if they hold nose and vote for Romney he’ll lose by about 10 points.
Romney deserves to lose by 20. Teach the party a lesson and don’t vote for Romney.”
Great point. Well said.
You must have forgotten. Obama is much worse than Romney. At least, Romney will listen to Republicans, and we’ll see if the country is in better shape after Romney’s 2nd term in 2020. That is if Romney were to ever win a 1st term.
But this is all cart before the horse. We’re still in the middle of a GOP Primary here, and guess what. Romney doesn’t have a bottomless pit of money. What he starts running low, the man with the ideas will start to win again. That’s Newt!
good point - Obongo’s a zit on the a$$ of America.
Yes...and Newt is going to have to be stronger wit this weak conservative and his bs in the coming debates.
In the past few days I’ve posted contact info for Santorum, numerous times. He probably has no intention of endorsing Newt in FL, though it is blindingly obvious that that would be the right thing to do.
Which leaves appeals to individual Floridians. If anyone’s got a Florida email list, interest group, or the like, take a few minutes to send off a message to them. Be polite and reasonable of course, but urge them to vote Newt to stop the oncoming Romney.
obama has all the liberal politicians and the media on his side. Romney has all the RINO politicians and the media on his side. Guess which side the media WON’T be on in the general election. And I’m not sure about the RINOs either.
Bad move, Willard!
I was going to vote for Romney, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
Hey, somebody had to write it.
Well, mittens has ruined his chances in this house. After the crap he had pulled, and the lies he tells, combined with his liberal record there is no way in H*LL that I will vote for him.
Message to GO PEE field more conservative candidates or DIE.
I used to simply disagree with RINOmney.
I have come to disrespect him, disdain him
and now consider him not just a liar, but sleazy and despicable...
I will not vote for him under any circumstances now.
“Who can beat Obama? @SarahPalinUSA agrees I'm the best choice to deliver the conservative message.” Watch: http://www.youtube.com/ngingrich#p/u/0/FTRqc9Sq-vs
6 hours ago
“You must have forgotten. Obama is much worse than Romney. “
I disagree. Romney is worse in many ways. First and foremost he is a disingenuous liar. His candidacy and potential Presidency will destroy conservatism. He will get his liberal buddies into all of the GOP leadership positions. His goal will be to destroy the Tea Party. It will be imperative for him to crush internal insurrections before focusing on the Dems. Then at best he will debate the Dems on whether the “rich” should be defined at $200k or $250k. (By the way, Zero’s position is $250k)
So no...I havent forgotten. Maybe you need to open your eyes and quit unquestioningly obeying your GOP masters.
Isn’t anybody ashamed to be using the boot-on-the-neck analogy?
1 hour ago
There is NO shame in the proudGOP pink mafia. But Obama and his crew are going to thump their 1% gourds.
We should not ask him to quit his campaign completely (He helps in the attacks o Mitt in the debates, (Just like we need Paul to take the VA vote)
Just ask the talking heads etc to ask him or themselves suggest that his voters
their vote to Newt in order
to win Florida.
I can relate...we do KNOW Obama IS the enemy of this country. Romney, on the same hand, wears a deceptive and vile mask which can and does fool the uniformed. For that, and because of the "other" agenda he has then he's telling us I will not vote for him. At least with Obama we know what we are fighting....besides if Romney does get it we're done anyway.
Mitt doesn’t seem to think that there are any Primaries after FL. I know that here in GA the people in my community are repulsed - repulsed - by Romney, the GOP, and the tactics they’re using against Newt.
Mitt acts like he’s the “nice guy” in this election, but he shows himself every day to be the most dis-honest and down right nefarious a$$%^&* I’ve seen in a long time.
This is the idiot who lost to McCain.... Jeesh...
Lest we forget, it was Gingrich who was trying to run a positive campaign and who offered to debate Romney one-on-one, asking Romney to stop with the millions in unanswered ads attacking him. .. Romney declined... I have no doubt that Romney would do the same thing to Santorum if Santorum was rising in the polls, albeit on different issues.
Romney refused to debate Newt becuase he'd fail in every sense of the word...he's a complete coward!
I voted for McCain because of Palin. I won’t vote for dishonest Romney no matter the VP choice.