View Full Version : Romney Starts To Take The Gloves Off

01-23-2012, 02:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">ORMOND BEACH, FL — Mitt Romney upped his rhetoric against both Newt Gingrich and President Obama in his first Florida rally since losing South Carolina, looking to reassure anxious supporters who suffered through the campaign’s toughest week yet.

“We’re not choosing a talk show host, we’re choosing a leader,” Romney said, saying that their nominee should exhibit “integrity,” “sobriety,” and “ethics.”

He called Gingrich a “failed leader” as Speaker who “had to resign in disgrace” and criticized his work as a highly paid consultant for Freddie Mac in his years out of office. “He said he was just a historian there,” Romney said. “I’d like him to release his records there.”

For frustrated Romney fans, the Newt attacks couldn’t come soon enough.

“Tell it it to him in the debates!” one person shouted as Romney began his attack monologue.

“Take the gloves off, Mitt!” another hollered.

Romney drew big applause for his attacks on Obama as well, which mostly stuck to his usual stump speech warning of an “entitlement society” and contained plenty of pointed lines.

“I don’t think he understands the power of free people and free enterprise,” he said. “I think he would change, fundamentally, America.”

“Socialist!” an audience member yelled.

Said Romney: “I think it’s time we had someone in the White House who knows how to create jobs because he’s had a job.”

Mitt certainly read the crowd right. In interviews with TPM, several supporters complained before his speech that Romney had been outflanked recently by Gingrich and needed to turn the tables fast. </div></div>

Oh boy! Can't wait to see them tear each other apart. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

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01-23-2012, 04:43 PM
Newt wins any knife fight with Willard, imo.

No rules in a knife fight. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWTNBRs7Ccs) from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Ted Cassidy, by coincidence)

A very nasty piece of work, Gingrich.