Mitt Romney is a Swiss-bank-account-owning liar. So says Newt Gingrich. (+video)(Read article summary)
Newt Gingrich has lobbed one attack after another on front-runner Mitt Romney, driving down Mr. Romney's likability rating among voters. The Obama campaign has compiled the slams in a video.
Talk about low-hanging fruit. All the Obama camp needed to do was collect the most pungent of Gingrichâ€™s attacks on Mr. Romney during primary debates and interviews, add a heavy dose of sarcasm, and stir.
Gingrich is throwing his support behind Romney?, the video asks.
â€śAs a man who wants to run for president of the United States who canâ€™t be honest with the American people, why should we expect him to level about anything if heâ€™s president?â€ť the former House speaker asks matter-of-factly in one clip. Â
Next question: Is it Romneyâ€™s business record that Newt supports?
â€śYouâ€™d certainly have to say that Bain at times engaged in behavior where they looted a company leaving behind 1,700 unemployed people,â€ť Gingrich says, referring to the private-equity firm that Romney formerly headed.
Then: â€śThere was a pattern, in some companies, a handful of them, of leaving them with enormous debt, and then within a year or two or three, having them go broke. I think that is something he ought to answer.â€ť
Follow that with slams on Romneyâ€™s Swiss bank account, a â€śRomney machineâ€ť thatâ€™s â€śnot capable of inspiring positive turnout,â€ť positions that are â€śanti-immigrant,â€ť and another attack on Romneyâ€™s honesty, and youâ€™ve got a tidy message against the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
Romney finished the competitive part of the primary season with the lowest likability of any major-party nominee in modern history â€“ thanks in part to attacks from Gingrich and the other GOP candidates. Now Gingrich is reportedly set to endorse Romney in the next couple of weeks. The Obama campaign is making sure we donâ€™t forget what Gingrich thought just a few months ago.