January 29th, 2012
03:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich questions Romney's honesty

Washington (CNN) - Front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich traded accusations of dishonesty Sunday as the increasingly vitriolic Republican presidential campaign headed for its biggest primary to date.

With two days to go before Florida voters decide who gets the state's winner-take-all 50 delegates, Romney held a widening lead over Gingrich in the competition to become the first of the four remaining candidates to win two contests in this year's nominating process.

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  1. Sorensen

    Of course Romney is dishonest. When he flipped, he was a democrat. When he flopped, he was a republican. He is a
    politician!!
    However, it is funny coming from the worst lying, cheating, "catholic" adulterer. They both are typical GOP twits, and
    they are both going down in flames.

    January 29, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. once upon a horse

    is this a case of "pot meet kettle"? I kinda think it is.

    January 29, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    While what Mr. Gingrich is saying about Mitt Romney may have significant truth behind it, he is still sounding like a whiner. Newt sounded like a sore loser and whiner when he complained about the apparent establishment audience at the last debate, which seemed to be more for Mitt than for Newt.

    The audience was filled by the FL Republican Party. The pro-Newt audiences in SC a week ago were filled by the Tea Party. Newt needs to stop the whining, get over it, and move on to real issues that matter.

    January 29, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. Peace

    Flip-flopping and honest never go together. In this regard I agree with Newt. We have all witnessed all the flip-flopping of Romney. He is very expert in this!

    January 29, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. George

    Gingrich can complain about dishonesty but he is heading to a blowout loss to Romney. He better get on the phone to Santorum to drop out and endorse him. Gingrich could be effectively finished in a couple of days.

    January 29, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. jean2009

    Right on "once upon a horse"....GOP=Pot & Kettle. At least they recognize each other.
    Now, if we can figure out where the missing paperwork is for the Iraqi's $2+billion that went missing between 2004-2007 we will know which other GOP are pots and kettles. I'm sure we could add Halliburton, Black Water, and a great many others to the GOP Pot & Kettle list.

    January 29, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  7. terr

    I just wish everyone would look back at Newt Gingrich when he was speaker of the house when times got hard he left ok about got kicked out people stop and look at this man do you want someone that runs away when times get hard so he can't take blame no thank you no thank you.

    January 29, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. vic , nashville ,tn

    Best liar Will win Florida take it easy Newt

    January 29, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. terr

    he can't stay in office and can't stay with one women

    January 29, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. JaneMiami (twitter)

    It is time for a conservative spring (#conservativespring #tcot). Please channel that. Not impressed with the flip-flopping, Paul TSongas supporting, pandering Romney. Go ask a Massachusetts Conservative. They can't stand him.

    January 29, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  11. Just a thought

    This appears to be Tea Potty race to the bottom....Which GOP clown candidate can attract the most intellectually disadvantaged, that's your nominee conservatives.....the Whig party has re-emerged only to be mothballed in this nation's anals of obscurity ....Thank Goodness the majority of the electorate remains educated

    January 29, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  12. A Southern Lady

    The once-proud Republican party continues to be degraded by the unfortunate candidates now seeing the nomination. it appears nothing is too much of a lie, or too hurtful, no character assination is too over the top from the candidates of the so-called Party of Christian Values. None of these candidates reflect my Christian values. Their behavior is shameful and absolutely disgraceful. No Republican will get my vote. Obama in 2012.

    January 29, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  13. Rick McDaniel

    We already have seen Romney's total dishonesty in his "dirty tricks" campaign.

    I can't vote for anyone who conducts himself in that manner.

    We already have a vicious politician in the WH, I don't want another person in the WH, like that, so I will vote against Romney.

    January 29, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  14. floridaman

    Newt, worry about your own sinking ship. Just because you are behined in the polls does mean you need to question sometimes integrity.

    January 29, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |