Spencer, Iowa (CNN) - A conservative group turned pro-Gingrich super PAC that distributed a mailer calling Mitt Romney "the second most dangerous man in America" after President Obama has touched off a political firestorm just days before the Iowa caucuses.
The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party, Matt Strawn resigned as co-chair from the organization, Strong America Now, just hours after details about the controversial mailer emerged Wednesday morning.
Details about the mailer was reported by the Catholic news site, Catholic.org. The mailer was first
reported by NBC
The mailer praises Gingrich saying the former speaker has "the proven experience eliminating the deficit and making America prosperous."
It goes on to slam Romney's plan to tackle the deficit, saying it "comes nowhere close to eliminating the federal deficit – at any point."
At a brief news conference in Mason City, Gingrich declined to condemn the ad.
"I would discourage them from sending that negative information. I think that's wrong," Gingrich said.
The former speaker insisted he plans to wage a positive campaign. But Gingrich has ramped up his criticism of his rivals in recent days.
News of Strawn's resignation was first reported by the website, the Iowa Republican, a blog that's widely read by conservatives.
The most dangerous man in America is Grover Norquist. He has republican members of Congress bending over backwards to live up to HIS pledge. He is a threat to our democracy. As far as Willard goes, he's not dangerous. He passed Romneycare in Massachusetts which ended up being a model for the country. Thank you Willard! Oooops.
Over $12 trillion of our national debt is attributed to Reagan, Bush, and Bush the child. I really doubt that republicans would be interested in lowering the debt.
I guess medicare part D sort wipes that thought right off the map
Newt just couldn't help himself, he had to get his PACs on the offensive.
Do these knuckleheads realize how stupid they sound with all their back and forth name calling and bickering amoungst themselves? Do they not realize they are handing Obama votes by the thousands every day with their BS? No they don't. They're Republicans..................
Isn't this exactly what Gingrich was denouncing as unfair or unethical politics?????????????? Not surprised.
Ron Paul is the only sane one left in the party, and the only true conservative.