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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 04:47 AM
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Gingrich says rivals' criticism taking a toll
Source: AP via CBS

Newt Gingrich tried to quiet unrelenting campaign criticism that he acknowledged had taken a toll as Mitt Romney stepped up insider attacks Saturday in hopes of regaining front-runner status with the first presidential vote little more than two weeks away.

Gingrich, the former House speaker enjoying a late surge in the polls, pledged to correct what he said were his rivals' inaccurate claims about him. Romney, the ex-Massachusetts governor looking for a rebound, portrayed Gingrich as a well-heeled lobbyist since his service in Congress and predicted that conservative voters will reject Gingrich as they learn more about his lengthy Washington record. <snip>

Gingrich cited "the extraordinary negativity of the campaign" during a call from Washington with Iowa supporters. He said he was inclined to hold teleconferences every few days so people can discuss ideas and his campaign can "encourage them to raise any of these things that you get in the mail that are junk and dishonest." <snip>

Romney campaigned in early-voting South Carolina, where tea party activists have given Gingrich a strong lead in polls. Romney told reporters that many voters now are just beginning to pay attention to the race and will turn on Gingrich after they learn about his time in Washington and his role with mortgage company Freddie Mac, a quasi-government agency.


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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 05:40 AM
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1. Gingrich is an expert on "extraordinary negativity".
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 09:55 AM
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2. Did you see him defend the "Dread Scott" case????
As if slavery across America was a good thing.
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