To paraphrase another freeper’s post (NKP_Vet), here is a line Newt should use in the next debate.
With his liberal record, Mitt is a man who should have switched to the democratic party years ago, he has no business running for the nomination of the Republican Party.
I think he should take the high road. Say something like “Well, clearly SC had a different view than Gov Romney. I’m happy to let the voters here in FL decide. Let them decide what failed leadership is. Is it the 1st conservative majority in 40 years? Is it 11 million new jobs? Is it cutting spending to historic lows? Is it not only reducing the deficit but eliminating it entirely? Is it 4 straight balanced budgets? Is it major entitlement reform? If they think that’s failed leadership I’ll accept their verdict. I think they’ll agree with their friends in SC”
How about this one, I just made it up...” There are 50 Governors who can claim they balanced their budgets but only one Speaker of the House, and he did it for four years in a row!” Feel free to paraphrase and submit it to Newt.
It would be enticing to do that, but I think Newt is like being in the third quarter of the playoffs and you’re ahead 21 to 0. The other team is now desparate for a score, and their plays now are predictable.
Newt, please stay on message. Do not dip into negative territory. Forget the Bain and Tax REturn attacks. Just get on message.
If they ask you tonight about it, move on. Please move on.
or.... Newt: "If I had Governor Romney's record to run on, I'd be running personal attacks against me as well."