Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Newt Gingrich Campaign Events
Posted on 01/26/2012 12:56:47 PM PST by kristinn
Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a a full racketing operation, right in Gingrich territory.
A source close to the campaign told ABC News there will be a Romney surrogate at every public Gingrich event in Florida standing by to rebut Gingrichs speeches to the media.
The campaign is entering a phase now where we are defining the terms of the Florida race, a Romney staffer said.
The staffer said it wasnt a sign of fear on the Romney campaigns side.
However, the campaign didnt feel the need to trail Gingrich when he was in 4th in Iowa.
The campaign decided Sunday night to send a staff member to Florida full time, specifically to handle the Romney surrogate group set to trail Gingrich.
Romneys regional press secretary, Amanda Henneberg, was on hand at two Gingrich campaign stops Wednesday to offer Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., who spoke to several members of the press about what he thought were Gingrichs inconsistencies in his speeches.
At the first event today, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was on hand along with Romney staffer Dave Kochel. At the second event, Mack and his wife Mary Bono Back joined the group.
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Ann is well....different. LOL. I will leave it there. The adam’s apple always gives it away.
I’m sorry, I need to retract part of my post! It was Mary Bono Mack who voted for Cap & Trade not Connie Mack. They both need to be primaried!
“Romney is scum.”
So are his supporters, endorsers, and surrogates. Each and every one.
He truly is the GOP’s Obama analog.
“If Newt doesnt get the nod, we have to go third party.”
I would say second party, but I fully agree with you.
Actually some rank and file supporters may just be dribble down the chin stupid.
It appears that Sonny & Newt enjoyed a candid relationship.
From Wiki - on Sonny:
In their book Tell Newt to Shut Up, David Maraniss and Michael Weisskopf credit Bono with being the first person to recognize Gingrich’s public relations problems in 1995. Drawing on his long experience as a celebrity and entertainment producer, Bono (according to Maraniss and Weisskopf) recognized that Gingrich’s status had changed from politician to celebrity, and that Gingrich was not making allowances for that change:
You’re a celebrity now, ... The rules are different for celebrities. I know it. I’ve been there. I’ve been a celebrity. I used to be a bigger celebrity. But let me tell you, you’re not being handled right. This is not political news coverage. This is celebrity status. You need handlers. You need to understand what you’re doing. You need to understand the attitude of the media toward celebrities”
“Romney is really attacking the Tea Party conservatives, Newt is just the surrogate target.”
I would add that Romney is the GOP’s cat’s paw in that attack.
When I said Mitt Romney is Obama's pale doppelganger, it wasn't just for the sake of hyperbole.
Did you see the photos of Romney’s father with Saul Alinsky?
The old Romney is subservient in his posture, Alinsky clearly dominates the scene. Those photos need to be made into billboards.
I fully expect that Romney’s flying monkeys will now start standing up and screeching “Mic check!” at the top of their lungs.
We knew that a long time ago...
And who his disciples are.
That’s been a feminist and homosexual activist tactic for a long time. Many politicos didn’t notice it, because it was mainly focused against family rights activists in the past.
Agreed. And that cordial meeting between old Romney and Alinsky bears research. America has a bad case of liver flukes with such vermin.
Going viral on Twitter. Mitt scamming Medicare.
I have FIVE Newt bashing Romney / Romney PAC ads in my mail today. Every 15 minutes they are running Newt bashing ads on local channels.
The blowback on this may be epic.
“Romney surrogate” tells us all we need to know about these politicians. Ditto about the “conservative” media.