Skip to comments.Romney-Gingrich Battle Based on ‘Hatred,’ Trump Says
Posted on 02/01/2012 4:45:45 PM PST by libh8er
For the two leading contenders in the Republican primary battle, it's about more than politics it's personal, real-estate magnate and former candidate Donald Trump said.
But that's OK, according to the outspoken head of the Trump Organization, who thinks the bruising primary battle actually will prove beneficial once the ultimate winner squares off against President Barack Obama in the fall.
There's tremendous animosity, even hatred, but I actually think in the long run it may turn out to be good, Trump said in a CNBC interview. You're going to have a battle-tested veteran in there against Obama...They're learning how to fight right now.
With an easy victory in Florida's primary Tuesday, Romney has established himself as a clear front-runner for the GOP nomination.
But the former Massachusetts governor has had to fend off bitter attacks from Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House who has labeled Romney as a waffler who is not committed to core conservative principles. Romney has countered that Gingrich's ethical transgressions during his time in the House of Representatives will come back to haunt him.
Trump said the personal animus likely will mean that the two keep battling well into the future.
It's going to go down a long ways, he said. There is tremendous ill-will. Whoever's losing just doesn't want to get out because they don't want to lose to the other person.
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this will not help either of them, sadly.
$17 million dollars is an “easy victory” now? I’d hate to see what a difficult victory looks like!
You’re going to have a battle-tested veteran in there against Obama...They’re learning how to fight right now.
Does this mean that Trump is not going the third party route?
Geez, Mittens carpet bombs and outspends Newt 5-1 and it's Romney who is fending off "bitter attacks" from Newt.
Give us a break, MSM.
Since the 2012 Newt looks a lot like the 1994 Newt I like him. I would offer this advice, adopt the Paul agenda except on foreign policy, get Paul on your side, ignore Santorum and talk about how Ronmey vision of the USA differs little from Obama vision of the USA. Cool the rhetoric and move on to the vision thing.
That’s 65-1, not 5-1