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 ...
Sorry, ad at link.
So Newt was lying when he said he was running a positive campaign figures.
Romney’s stalking horse clearing the field. Good job Newt, good job. /sarc
Looks like the “positive” Newt campagin was BS.
FLASHBACK- JANUARY 31, 2012
BACKGROUND: NEWT Lost FLA- but still leading nationally: Rick loses in NH, SC, FLA, and soon, nev- . Did he bow out with honor?
No, just the opposite. Instead, of competing with Newt in the arena of ideas, Rick went romney- he back-stabbed his mentor and fellow conservative. From FR:
Rick Santorums presidential campaign announced a new television ad that will begin airing Tuesday in Colorado and Nevada.
The ad attacks Newt Gingrich as being too liberal for the GOP nomination by arguing that he shares many policy positions with President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). All three supported radical cap and trade legislation that would destroy American jobs and drive up energy costs. All three supported giving illegal aliens some form of amnesty. All three sported the government health mandates which take away our freedom and is the core of ObamaCare. And all three of these politicians supported the Wall Street bailouts that was a slap in the face to the Tea Party, the narrator says.
It goes on to refer to the trio as cap and trade loving, bailout supporting, soft on immigration, big-government mandating politicians. The commercial is a sharp indictment of Gingrich, with whom Santorum has split more conservative voters in early primary contests.
Rick set the rules on how one deals with fellow conservatives now he has to play by them. You reap what you sow Rick’s a man of God, he understands that.
Where were you when santorum rode into town on romney’s attacks on Newt?
Sorry to hear this. I think Newt can only help Newt by being the ‘big ideas’ guy. This just damages both men.
I have to email this to friends.
Newt is on Greta tonight!
"Senator Santorum in His Own Words"
Heavily edited and long.
I don’t see this as being effective for Gingrich or for those of us who would gladly accept either candidate over Romney.
Given the position Gingrich has taken regarding negative adds, this might boomerang against his campaign.
Yep! I've wondered for a while why all that cash was still pouring into Newt's campaign. Guess that mystery's solved.
The Santorum folks are just too funny on this one.
Can someone post a photo of a baby’s bottle. Just playing..
Gingrich ‘Deeply Upset’ That Scozzafava Endorsed Democrat After He’d Supported Her (ROFL)
Newt: “I am, however, deeply dissapointed that she has chosen to back Owens over Hoffman.”
Jarrett: Dems want Scozzafava nod (Newt? Newt?)
Right To Work Prez Calls Out Newt’s Hypocrisy
Group Calls on Gingrich to Rescind Endorsement of Scozzafava
Who Lied to (RINO) Newt Gingrich?
Newt Gingrich - “King of the RINOs”
Gingrich: A Vote for Hoffman Is a Vote for Pelosi
Farewell To GOP’s Squishy Gingrich Wing
Are you kidding me?
Gingrich calls GOP support for Hoffman a ‘purge’
Newt on Greta talking about Scozzafava
Newt Gingrich: Doug Hoffman support a ‘mistake’
So what is with “hands off Rick?). Is he above criticism or are these racist attacks?
Yes, after $20+ million dollars in Myth lying attack ads. Santo then jumped on Newt with negative ads a day (Feb 1st) after the Florida Primary.
Newt’s money man expects Romney to be the nominee but he still keeps dumping money on Gingrich.
Here’s a fun one.
Ethanol Subsidies, Newt Gingrich, and the 2012 Election
just for bonus points.
Gingrich, Backed By Ethanol Lobby, Supports Subsidy