There was a clear message in Romney’s recent interview on CBS News: Newt Gingrich is unreliable.
With the Iowa caucus just over a couple of weeks away, Romney is going on the offensive and directly attacking the current GOP frontrunner with attacks on his character, his record, and his wealth. This is a step away from his long-time strategy of attacking President Obama rather than responding to his GOP rivals.
“I think Speaker Gingrich has lived in Washington for the last 30 years,” Romney said. “He went to Washington to do good and he stayed to do well.”
This was a jab at Gingrich’s $1.6 million payout from failed mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
As the CBS anchor points out at the end, it’s “Two wealthy men calling each other rich.”
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