Skip to comments.Newt hammers Santorum with Romney's attacks
Posted on 03/08/2012 6:40:29 PM PST by VinL
So much for conservatives uniting ahead of Alabama and Mississippi.
Newt Gingrich's team just came out with what I believe is its first sharp hit against Rick Santorum of the campaign, a video montage of the former Pennsylvania senator talking earmarks, endorsing Mitt Romney in the 2008 presidential race and taking "one for the team," as he memorably put it in the final GOP debate in Arizona last month.
If the lines of attack seem familiar, it's because Team Romney - the campaign Gingrich has said he wants to thwart - has been using them against Santorum for weeks.
It's Gingrich's last stand at wooing conservative Southern voters to his side ahead of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries next week, contests that his aide RC Hammond said yesterday he needs to fare well in to justify moving on.
And while there have been some indications of a campaign in the last stages in Newtworld, it doesn't seem that the end will come before Tuesday. The only question is how much damage Santorum incurs in the process.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Newt endorsed Romney in 2008? Was that worse than endorsing Dede Scozzafava?
When the 2008 campaign started, quite a few Freepers favored Romney. He was a businessman, he fixed the Salt Lake City Olympics, he was a real conservative.
I remember arguing for months about that. And you can’t entirely blame people, because the truth only came out little by little.
Romney saved the Olympics? Yeah, with a huge barrel of pork from Washington.
Romney was pro-life and pro-family? Yeah, that’s why he was the guy who imposed gay marriage on Massachusetts when even the liberals in the State legislature hesitated to do so.
And he was the guy who put a member of Planned Parenthood as a permanent member of the Romneycare Board.
And he was the guy who ran on a plank that was pro-abort, although in 2008 he was saying that he had always been pro-life.
But people didn’t KNOW these things, until we dug in past the media lies and the Romney lies and figured out what he actually stood for.
Rick Santorum was very strongly pro-life, and he never would have endorsed Romney if he hadn’t believed his lies—as many people did, until they got to know him better over the months of the campaign. They certainly weren’t told by Romney, the Media, or the RNC.
That’s pretty good.
Though in my opinion Perry has had the best ads of the primary thus far. They were uber. :p
I LOVE this one:
Blind Jealots or plants not sure which.
Funny, from your FR link:
“If Mr. Gingrich could afford to continue campaigning, one of those people said, he might be able to draw off conservative and evangelical voters from Mr. Santorum, improving the chances of Mitt Romney, who Mr. Adelson believes has a better chance to win November’s general election.”
“Sheldon says we all have to keep our eyes on the goal herebeating Obama,” said a person who talked with Mr. Adelson.
Kinda odd way to have a good time, but to each dey own.
Santorum never attacked Newt on anything that Romney attacked Newt on. You know why? Because Romney and Newt had the Same Position! TARP, Climate Change, and Support for the Individual Mandate. Those have been the 3 Consistent items Santorum has gone after BOTH on. Romney went after Newt on ethics charges.
Once again, a double standard though. Gingrich says he is going to campaign “positively” and the Gingrich people write this ad off. Which means they obviously can’t complain about any of the tactics Romney used to take Newt down in Florida. Because it’s the same tactic going on here with Newt trying to take down Rick.
Speaking of mistakes.....
No No No, it’s simpler than that.
The reason many people supported Romney in 2008 (and something Romney played off of) was that the base and many conservatives hated (I mean despised) John McCain. Romney used this to his advantage and tried to position himself accordingly, as the “true” conservative alternative, even though his record suggested otherwise. People didn’t care though, they just flat out hated McCain.
This is essentially what Newt is trying to do this time around in 2012. He was grouped in with the rest of the RINO’s, but because of the sheer hatred of Romney, Newt is looked at as pure as the white driven snow, which most people know is BS.
As for Santorum in 2008, it was clear he absolutely did not get along with Mr. Gang of 14 in the Senate, who also used the “F” word to John Cornyn when he “parachuted” into the Senate to take control of the immigration issue. If it’s a choice between Romney and McCain, to Santorum, it was a no-brainer.
“...this might boomerang against his campaign.”
True, this damages them both. And we can anticipate a return volley with Santorum &/or Mitt utilizing the big flubs Gingrich had (think Pelosi and Global warming, Scozzofava etc). In the end, I prefer the candidates vet each other rather than live the election results of ‘08.
Right, it is Santorum talking about Santorum.
If Newt really wanted to win the nomination, he'd be going after Romney. The only way it makes sense to go after Rick is if he wants Romney to win.
Plain facts, Romney has the numbers and is the only one at the moment in danger of actually closing the deal. Both anti-Romneys should be trying to stop Romney. There's no excuse for this trash especially at this point in time.
Hopefully, not enough to let Romney win.
You are very wrong. Your “just plain facts” are just plain wrong. And I really don’t care to hear anything from the folks whose guy has shamelessly attacked Newt for many weeks.
Yeah, I noticed that too. They have selected memory.
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