Newt can start here:
That wouldn’t work. This is exactly the kind of attack that has failed against Romney. People who won’t vote for Romney because of positions he has taken are not the people Newt needs to reach. You see Romney taking a position that is a deal-breaker for you. Romney supporters see a moderate Republican who will be electable in the general election. You see a position that Romney has flip-flopped on. Romney supporters see a candidate who is too slick and clever to be pinned down.
Romney supporters don’t care what he says. They only care about how he looks when he says it. They have been duped into believing that Romney looks presidential so therefore he is electable. Ann Coulter is the perfect example of what a Romney supporter actually looks like. She knows all the positions he’s taken. She doesn’t care. But if his “electability” died by 1000 gaffes, she would abandon him. She probably wouldn’t go to Santorum because of that whole Google thing. The last thing she wants is to be laughed at by all her liberal friends at the cocktail parties.
The only thing that will take these supporters away from Romney is if the perception of electability is altered. He needs to be ridiculed until broken. The image of Romney as a stuttering, shifty buffoon needs to be burned in.