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Mitt Romney attacks Newt Gingrich as Washington insider

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  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    When I hear Newt Gingrich speak, I feel like I need to take a shower. If by some chance he won the republican nomination, I would feel sad for our nation. He would make Richard Nixon seem like a boyscout.

  • rightascension Provo, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    Gingrich has the qualities you would want in a pundit or a good professor -- articulate, glib, ideas popping out of him 5 at a time some of them discussable. He also like to do provocative acts, His leadership experience was in the legislative, not executive -- and his record was (how shall we say) uneven. He would make a charming candidate . . . for 1996.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    'I supported Romney in 2008, but his campaign (perhaps his principles) have drifted since then. ' - Ex-Pat of Zion | 2:11 p.m. Dec. 3, 2011

    Supported:

    *'First Romney TV ad blasts Obama' - By Mercedes White, Deseret News - 11/22/11

    'It appears that in that instance, Obama was quoting an aide to then-2008 opponent Sen. John McCain (sic) That might be beside the point though because...'


    *'Romney campaign battles Dems, Press over issue of transparency' - By Barrett Haake - NBC News - 11/17/11

    'There it was this morning, on the front page of the Boston Globe, a headline no campaign ever wants to read: Before leaving office, Romney staff wiped records.'

  • Ex-Pat of Zion Lititz, PA
    Dec. 3, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    I supported Romney in 2008, but his campaign (perhaps his principles) have drifted since then. He is pandering to extremists while simultaneously striving to hold on to the independent vote. He should have easily been the front-runner, but clowns keep upstaging ... and outpolling him. He lost me with his "corporations are people my friend" comment. THAT is why the country is on the verge of anarchy. Neither he nor Obama possess the leadership to pull "the great society" out of its tailspin

  • Judge Smailes Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 1:59 p.m.

    Gingrich really? McCain the 2nd. Republicans are going to vote for a guy who cheated on not 1 but 2 wives and divorced them both after they came down with serious illness' No wonder clinton and the media are praising Newt and the DNC is slamming Romney in ads. Obama wants to run against Newt because he will win. Good job Iowa and New Hampshire, real smart!

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    Both Romney and Gingrich best don their titanium armor. As Cain will, most likely, be a bygone candidate soon, the heavy blasting of Romney and Gingrich will begin. Both of their personal lives will be severely invaded.
    Understandably, that is why "The Donald" and others like him, do nothing else but flirt with the possibility of a campaign.

  • bballjunkie Pleasant Grove, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    A Vote for Newt, or any other GOP besides Romney= Obama 4 more years=My kids and my kids, kids won't really know how great America is. This country is in a serious tail spin (out of control) and it will get real ugly, real fast if change doesn't happen.

    Romney is the best and only hope we have.

  • bluejean Farmington, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    Talk is cheap and Newt's getting a pass because he is good at it. I really thought we learned our lesson with Obama about that but maybe not. Are Republicans really swallowing whole- his claim to be a reformed womanizing adulterer and after his endorsement of Dede Scozzafava really believe he is the premier champion of conservatitism and no he's not a Washington lobbyist, he just gets paid big bucks to coach and teach the lobbyists how to lobby because, hey, he knows first hand what worked while he was in the House. His wife's full and amazing jewelry box is a testament to that but hey, this is not the sleazy guy you seek, thank you Ethanol dudes. Well, I guess he can talk his way out of anything. Perhaps that is what we need in a president? One could argue that if Jack Flynt hadn't retired, we never would have heard of this guy.

  • ArizonaDad flagstaff, AZ
    Dec. 3, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    I like Mitt Romney. I like Newt Gingrich too, maybe a little more than Romney at the moment.

    The headlines use the word "attack" in both directions, then the article gives the entire statements, in context, and they don't seem like attacks at all.

    The real story here is that the mainstream media portrays normal, dignified campaigning as "attacks", either to smear both candidates or to provoke them into real attacks.

    I look forward to a good, honest campaign between the two. Then we will see mean, vicious Chicago-style attacks from President Obama's surrogates in the general election.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Dec. 3, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    Romney:

    - Valedictorian at BYU

    - Baker's scholar at Harvard (go look it up)

    - Master's degrees in business AND law

    - enormously successful in private business, now worth between $200-$300 million (compare this to many of Obama's closest advisers who never had to turn a profit or go hungry)

    - previous executive leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military forces

    - put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat as a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown

    - turned a loss into one of the few profit-earning Olympics (Salt Lake) in 2002

    - turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor

    - volunteer service to community as a church leader for well over 5 years (Bishop and Stake President)

    - would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6 million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's on record as committing to this)

    - looks, talks and acts "Presidential"

    - understands committment (never divorced)

    - understands morality (never had an affair)

    - understands family (5 kids)

    - willing to let all of America see his birth/school records without a fight

    Nope, nothing there that America needs at all.....

    Romney 2012

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Dec. 3, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    There is something seriously wrong with the GOP when Newt is climbing back into this. For tide of you when say you agree with hisolitics, be aware of what you agree with.

    Infidelity, twice...that we know of.
    Ethics question.
    Individual mandate health care pusher
    Made millions after office from companies he helped as speaker.

    You all seriously agree with this? Oh,btw, his personal life is part of his politics. When you run on a platform of family values, claiming you have the right to legislate other people's morality but are with your mistress while your wife is battling cancer disqualifies you for any office.

  • Bobby joe SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    Wake up people!!!!! You know Mitt is the best candidate! He is no doubt the best with solving economy! He has the knowledge and experience! In the words of Gov Chris Christie, "wake up! He's the one who can beat Obama"!!!! Why do you think deems are already putting ads out against him!! Like duh..... They are scared of him!

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Dec. 3, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    The news story article said that Romney "attacks" Gingrich, yet is it really "attacking" if one merely points out something that is true?

    We all know that an "attack" is when you criticize the person themself and do it by saying hurtful, angry things such as "You're stupid" or "You're an idiot" or "You aren't worth anything". We all know THOSE type of statements are "attacks", indeed, I bet every one of us reading these DesNews articles have been on the receiving end of some of those kind of statements.

    And yet Romney simply points out how Newt Gingrich has been in politics for decades and that is labeled by the mainstream media as an "attack". It saddens me deeply that the media SAYS they want politics to be 'clean' and yet at every opportunity they can they frame something in a negative light.

    From what I've seen, the mainstream media tends to do this even moreso if it can make a conservative person look bad.

    In looking back at November 2010 and looking forward to November 2012 I say: Finish The Job!

  • Eugene2 Bear Lake, ID
    Dec. 3, 2011 5:04 a.m.

    Every politican has a history that changes positions or evolves with the times. Newt has more than most with equally bad personal history baggage and evidently is getting a pass. Mitt gets vilified and he has absolutely no personal moral baggage. Seems like a double standard. Is it more than just political positions or would Mitt's enemies do anything to stop a Mormon from being elected?

    Read bewtween the lines about the search for the anti-Romney and the secret Iowa meetings of church and other leaders with one goal to coalesce behind one conservative other than Mitt. Anti-Romney and anti-Mormon could be interchangeable in this situation.

    Why is it acceptable for so many good Americans to be bigots towards Mormons. It may be veiled, but that is what it is when polls show this to be true.

    Mitt is a good man and would do wonders better than the current president. He is the only one in polls thatis close to beating Obama. Newt or any other Republican candidate would do better than President Obama.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Dec. 3, 2011 4:36 a.m.

    Gingrich is the ULTIMATE Insider. Ethics scandal, money from big business, 2 spouses cheated on. Why is the Republican electorate allowing this guy to surge in the polls? Republicans prefer this cheater over Romney says a lot about Romney.

    Newt is part of the problem, not the solution.

  • Open Mind Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 1:27 a.m.

    I like newts politics but I would think it hypocritical for republicans to vote for him when we condemned clinton for his adultery. President Hinckley called it pathetic for the majority of the country to overlook clintons affair and the same goes for newt.

  • SammyB Provo, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Happy Valley Heretic,

    My sentiments exactly. Now turn that around. I did the research on every charge against Romney and learned that the twists or out right lies have been swallowed whole by most gullible Americans determined not to like Romney. Do your homework without accepting the stories of either side. There are facts for those who put in the effort.

  • SammyB Provo, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    The press is making a big deal about Romney making an unprovoked attach against Newt. Yesterday I read an article saying that Newt told his staff than would not return the vicious attack by Romney but would remain respectful.

    GUESS WHAT? On November 28th, an article by Jeff Zeleny, reported that Newt had taken the gloves off and attacked Romney...and this was the first blow, folks. He said that he was a lot more conservative than Mitt and then added the following:

    "I wouldn't lie to the American people, I wouldn't switch my position". He also claimed to be far more conservative than Romney. All you have to do is look carefully into Newt's record to know this is far from true. And as far as being dishonest? If he lied to two wives, and if he was dishonest enough to be bagged on an ethics violation and thrown out as speaker of the house, you know this man has an honesty problem. And, he switches positions constantly.

  • HansShohalter Berlin, Berlin
    Dec. 2, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    Pot meet kettle. Hillarious how Mitt, is courting insider George Bush while calling another equal insider and insider. You should look at Mitt's foreign policy consultants...its a verified who's who of George Bush rehash.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Dec. 2, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    Happy Valley Hectic,

    Obama's legal license status is "voluntarily retired". In other words he gave it up.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 4:00 p.m.

    Worf said: We also have a president, who for some reason, gave up his law license and has hidden his past.

    False, look it up instead of passing on bad information, you must have received the same email I did from others to lazy to even go to snopes.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 2, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    Corporations did not cause our huge deficit or high unemployment. Government trade agreements and regulations have.

    We currently have an adulterer running for president. We also have a president, who for some reason, gave up his law license and has hidden his past.

    We need more smarts and common sense for our next election.

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    Dec. 2, 2011 1:58 p.m.

    Considering Romney is in bed with so many special interest groups, I am very surprised in his attacks here! Is he so silly that he believes people will take his attack seriously?

  • Jash Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    Our government could use a good hatchet man... all sorts of programs need to be chopped back.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    Romney's record speaks for itself. He has made a living as a hatched man.. He only has his best interest in mind....

  • Kiyo Washougal, Washington
    Dec. 2, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    ......Newt Gingrinch is beginning to look more like John McCain all the time...go Michelle and Mitt and Ron!...You're red hot!...this country needs to be shaken up, so that change can happen.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    As a hachetman, romney only knows how to attack.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 9:53 a.m.

    *'Romney campaign battles Dems, Press over issue of transparency' - By Barrett Haake - NBC News - 11/17/11

    'There it was this morning, on the front page of the Boston Globe, a headline no campaign ever wants to read: Before leaving office, Romney staff wiped records.'

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    *Mitt Romneys wealth raises new questions By Jamshid Ghazi Askar DSNews 08/15/11

    'Romney owns between $250,000 and $500,000 in horses.'

    Which, contradicts:

    *'Stumping, Mitt Romney pegged as both charming and awkward on campaign trail' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 07/17/11

    "I should tell my story I'm also unemployed," Romney said according to the New York Times.'

    Poor guy.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    'Mitt Romney attacks Newt Gingrich as Washington insider' - Title

    *'Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million, but Republicans worry it might not be enough' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 07/07/11

    *Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11

    *Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

    ...

    and what is Romney?