Romney video ties Gingrich to left
December 14th, 2011
09:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney video ties Gingrich to left

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Mitt Romney’s campaign is keeping up its drumbeat of attacks on Newt Gingrich with another web video hitting the former House speaker’s collaboration with Nancy Pelosi.

The video, called “Newt and Nancy,” ties Gingrich to Pelosi and former Vice President Al Gore for their work on climate change awareness.

“When Al Gore needed support for his liberal global warming agenda, he turned to his friend Nancy Pelosi,” the Romney video reads. “When Pelosi wasn’t enough, Newt Gingrich gave his support.”

Gingrich appeared in an advertisement with Pelosi in 2008, and urged the country to “take action” on climate change.

The Romney video capitalizes on the former Massachusetts governor’s charge that Gingrich is an “unreliable leader" for some of his forays outside party orthodoxy. Last week the Romney campaign released a web video attacking Gingrich's comment in May that a conservative-backed plan to overhaul Medicare was "right-wing social engineering."

Gingrich later walked back his statement.

Romney called Gingrich “an extremely unreliable leader in the conservative world” in an interview with The Washington Post Tuesday


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
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  1. Expat American

    And how is that a bad thing?
    Then again....
    Would you rather be…..
    Being tied to the Left in support of environmental issues?
    Or be tied to the Party of 'Values' in support of spying on American citizens,; lying to the United Nations; and pleasuring yourself as your fire missiles into Iraqi women and children during ‘Shock and Awe’?

    December 14, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  2. Jariv

    @Wire Palladin, S. F. – You are so unlettered. There is so many stupid non-factual statements in your postings. To many to try to target them all. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid... Just Plain Stupid.

    December 14, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Vote Romney 2012 !! The best choice. Forget my previous comments. He is the best. I have researched all his success stories and know that he will know what to do to make our country a better place to live than what it seems Today,

    December 14, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. Sheesh

    Because science IS a left-wing conspiracy!

    Geez...

    December 14, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Independent Voters

    I hope american will see the true light of these republican they are destroying our country. President Obama is trying is best to bring this country together. The teaparty is really giving orders to Boehner, McConnell to make Obama 1 term president and I really believe they are racist people.
    God is watching over our president and may president Obama be elected 4 more years.

    December 14, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. tstorm

    Wow? Is anybody even running the Republican party anymore? Romney's attacking Al Gore for making America more aware of global warming? Really? I forgot that most Republicans belong to the "flat earth society". Geesh, the GOP has become "The party of STUPID"!

    December 14, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Hey, Expat. Don't you know? It's OK to ruin the environment with every toxin known to man - really it is.

    When it gets too bad, all we have to do is get down on our knee's and pray ... God will fix it for us in no time at all.

    (wink, wink)

    December 14, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Mikey

    I guess it has become a contest of who cares less for others and the long term best interest of our country. I guess that's how you have to play to a crowd that cheers executions and letting sick people die and jeers our heros in uniform if they don't like their personal lifestyle. It would be funnier if it were not so tragic.

    December 14, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  9. diridi

    This nation needs ALTERNATE ENERGY. period. Change your thinking. With Transcanada bought pipe line with 1.8billion dollars to lobby, with congress, for 1700 mile stretch, Oil is going to be shipped by Exxon, BP etc, to China...Oil is going to be way up in price. Forests will be destroyed, this is going to be another India, with temps run to 98 Fahrenheit, in December...watch out...obama, veto this bill...pass ALTERNATE ENERGY...WITH THIS JOBS BILL....CONGRESS IS FULL OF IDIOTS IN NATION...BOOT THEM OUT...GOD BLESS....

    December 14, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  10. Sandy

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAA! Wait until they start showing the video of YOU claiming to be progressive! LOL

    December 14, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  11. Andrew

    Oh how short conservative's memories are.

    Cap and Trade was a environmentalist / capitalist program compromise. Instead of setting a max emission (like in cars) they set a net emission one had to meet. Either fix your emissions (cap), or pay to fix somebody else's (this is the trade portion). This is the capitalist form of environmentalism! Why do they forget, it was a beautiful compromise that has been vilified since.

    Example:
    If it will cost you 10 million to make your plant meet EPA standards (or whatever your carbon emission allowance is), but would only cost 1 million to reduce a 3rd world nation plant by the same equivalent tonnage of CO2, you could do that and save 9 million. This was a left and right wing win! Conservatives get to save money, and liberals get to bring the 3rd world closer to our standards. Both get to act smug like they won the fight!

    December 14, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  12. Mikey

    @Jariv – You write like a B- high school student and then call others unlettered and stupid because you don't agree with their opinions?

    December 14, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I hope that this shows that Gingrich really understands that this is global problem that will affect us all. If the GOP continues to take advice from the industries that pollute, then we are really going to hurt the planet and ourselves in the short and long term. This is one of the reasons why there needs to be government investment in basic research for renewable energy sources as well as greater development of fission (current nuclear technology) and fusion reactors.

    December 14, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  14. ingrid

    Jariv How is Obama an "epic failure" ? That does not even make sense. How do you define that? I think if you have a President that prevents a second great depression, eliminates Osama Bin Ladin, extracts the US from unnecessary wars s, extended health care to more people and given us economic growth despite having european and asian economies pulling us down and a crazy tea party faction in Congress undermining him at every turn is doing fairly well. I think you need to look at his accomplishments in the context of what he is against and then explain how you can even imagine supporting a Republican right now?

    December 14, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. Anonymous

    Wow, climate change is liberal now! I guess Willard's magical underwear protects him from being infected with liberal realities like climate change, evolution and the earth not being the center of the universe.

    December 14, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  16. NVa Native

    epic failure is the definition of the "new" GOP.

    December 14, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  17. Anonymous

    Romney, I bet 10 grand some New Orleans refugees differ on your take of global warming. But you probably don't care because the poor don't vote, and when they do its usually not in the red primary. Oh I forgot Obama caused the flood, never mind.

    December 14, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  18. HolyChrist

    I will never be Republican, but I would love to see Ron Paul with some real power in the Republican party. Obama on one side and Ron Paul on the other. THEY would find compromise. They would work together instead of holding America hostage like Congress is currently doing. Boehner needs to get the F out.

    December 14, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  19. mfhpr

    Hey tykl – stop kidding yourself. Dwarf's Obama's resume? Man, people truly are stupid. The point is: Romney knows JACK about steady, consistent policy for the PEOPLE. He has agreed that global warming DOES include human consumption as a participating factor, yet he jabs Newt for the same thing. How stupid do you have to be not to see his wind-veil in motion?

    December 14, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  20. Larry L

    I find it sad that Republicans continue to see science as the enemy. Industrialists are using media like Fox News to create their own reality. Global climate change is very, very real and is supported by about 97% of credible scientists around the globe. Of course the scientists bought-off by the oil industry are the exception. It's too late to stem the tide of carbon emmissions, that ship has sailed. We're now in the strategic crisis management mode and unwilling to make any real changes to avert disaster. Children alive today will live in a much different world – chaos will be the norm.

    I suppose it's too much to ask a group of people who believe the earth to be less than 6000 years old to look at scientific information and make a logical conclusion. It does show the nature of their voting base when support for disaster prevention is considered a negative enough concept to use against political candidates.

    December 14, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  21. Indy

    How dare a Republican work with the other side, and then commit the ultimate Republican sin of listening to all sides of global warming. It is un reliable leadership to look at all the facts on global warming in the Republican book of How to Destroy America, so Newt has many lashes coming his way.

    December 14, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  22. Al-NY,NY

    Whining little children trying to outshout each other for the lemming vote..priceless

    December 14, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. kenny

    After the endorsement of Romney by Christine O'Donnell, I took a much closer look at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday and it is regrettable that I find I must agree with her about Mitt Romney with respect to his consistency. He does consistantly flip flop all over the place. His positions on issues all depend on where he is and the audience he is infront of. I give him a rating of 10 as one of the most fluid Flip Flopers I have ever seen. This man Flips and Flops with such great ease, one may wonder if he doesn't bath in baby oil every day before facing a crowd.

    December 14, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  24. Marcus

    Jariv – Stop the grandstanding and 'I am smarther than you' posts. Wire Palladin SF made a few good points that can be found on the web.
    Where? On the Left-leaning talking points database sources you may say?
    To the rest of the world they are called 'independent media', 'independent research institutes/companies' and such...
    BUT, since they PROVE that you are wrong they are ' Left-leaning talking points database', right?
    Grow up, nobody is right all the time and nobody is wrong all the time too...
    Liberals did a lot for the USA, Conservatives did a lot for the USA and when they worked TOGETHER they did even more!
    So stop the divisiveness

    December 14, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. chill

    Interesting that an ad by an opponent makes me more likely to vote for the target. Someone want to tell Mitt that scientific results aren't liberal or conservative. Educated versus ignorant maybe.

    December 14, 2011 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
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