Gingrich’s anti-Romney rampage

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After a fourth-place finish in Iowa, Newt Gingrich spent most of Wednesday trying to get his campaign back on track trash talking rival Mitt Romney. Gingrich got hit with an onslaught of negative ads in Iowa, courtesy of Team Romney and Team Paul, that contributed to a decline in polls numbers.

The former House Speaker is not going down quietly. If he does go down, he’s going to try to take the “confused” Willard with him.

“There is an enormous difference between somebody who has spent their entire career as a Reagan conservative and somebody who has spent their entire career as a Massachusetts moderate,” Gingrich said at Belknap Mills in New Hampshire, according to NBC News. “I think in terms of beating Obama, having a clearly defined conservative is vastly more likely to win than having somebody who’s confused.”

To hammer home his points, the candidate took out a full-page ad in New Hampshire’s Union-Leader newspaper comparing the “bold Reagan conservative” (a.k.a. him) with “timid Massachusetts moderate” Romney.

Newt Gingrich was likened to a GOP suicide bomber by David Corn in a must-read article:

Newt Gingrich has finally reached his destiny: destroyer of the GOP.

In a bitter and spiteful concession speech last night in Iowa—Kanye West could do no worse—the former House speaker, who finished fourth, signaled a shift in his mission. He would no longer be running to obtain the Republican presidential nomination; he would be campaigning to obliterate Mitt Romney. He would be Sherman; the former Massachusetts governor would be Georgia.

If Gingrich does pursue this march—and there are two debates this weekend in New Hampshire in which Gingrich can be a suicide bomber—Gingrich will be reaching the peak of his 30-year career as a Republican demolition man. And now his target will be the candidate the GOP establishment believes possesses the best chance of unseating President Barack Obama.

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Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney

Gingrich's anti-Romney rampage

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