Romney video ties Gingrich to left
December 14th, 2011
09:44 AM ET
11 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. Namejkane

    Dip romney left the state of mass with a 1 billion dallar defict after he left office. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the big dig in Boston where all his pollitical hacks had there aunts and uncles, sons and daughter and dogs and cats on the payroll, I'd lose the disk drives too.

    December 14, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. fe

    Actually, Gingrich made millions of people lose their homes by advising mortgage lynchers Freddie Mac And Fannie Maie, so I would suggest Gingrich should return the millions not to Freddie and Fannie but to the people who lost their homes.
    Have you read about Romney taking only $1.00 for pay from Bain? And have you read he did not take a dime from the Olympics? Romney is not running for money but to help others succeed financially and to save our economy. He is a problem solver and one who inspires those around him. I wish I could share some of the stories written about him while he was a bishop of his church. A bishop helps those in need... for employment, food, education, et. He is definitely a man of honor and integrity and a leader.

    December 14, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  3. Mike

    I guess former president Bush has also been promoting the “liberal Global warming agenda” as his administration moved to secure American access to the Northwest Passage, a trade route north of Canada that will open after the ice cap melts. My god, liberals have taken over the Republican Party! Run for your lives!

    December 14, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. Duwayne Anderson

    Global warming is a "liberal agenda" like evolution is a "liberal agenda." Romney's words show the danger of having politicians that subscribe to anti-science, fundamentalist religions.

    December 14, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. Oooozylily

    What do we really know about Romney's resume? He's rich, he ran some cutthroat corporate outfits, years ago.
    His record as Governor is disdained by 75% of republicans and GOPTpartiers. They hate him for his 'resume'.

    Also, running a complex globally linked society like the US is not like managing a company. We saw how well CEO Cain
    grasped the national and international issues of today. Mitt would make an ok vicepresident under president Obama, as a moderate center democrat. But he picked the wrong crowd to hang out with. They'd rather side with an egomaniacal sociopath like pompous Newt instead of thinking what's good for the country.

    Jobs, economy, national debt, China, Iran, containing nuclear threats and Al Qaeda, health coverage for all, getting our soldiers home and readjusted, those are issues burning on our doorstep. It matters little in what form a president worships his god. God is not responsible for White House policy. This only matters to believers who focus on the 'unborn / preborn/ fertilized cells' and the afterlife. We need a leader who can lead the living, old and young, without turning every political decision into a mud fight (thanks GOP and Boehner)

    December 14, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  6. Gurgi

    I love how the liberals have one set of standards for themselves and a different set of standards for everyone else.

    December 14, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. fe

    And the only thing Obama knows how to do is to take money from someone's pocket and put it in anothers' He has no idea on how to help the economy. All that talk about change.. not a dime did.

    December 14, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  8. Mike

    Anonymous “All we know about Mitt is that he's rich and made money in some corporate enterprises”
    I though he was a corporate raider, one of those guys that buys a company, fires its employees then sells off its assets and takes a profit.

    December 14, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. Romney Un-Electible

    Too little, too late, bye bye!

    December 14, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  10. fe

    And who wants MRS Gingrich to be the First Lady?: had an affair with a married man. She is probably now counting all the, what's the name of that jewelry store?
    How long have they been married? I would not trust that woman

    December 14, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    fe, please don't confuse layoffs with job creation: that's what he has claimed he is good at.

    December 14, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Anonmyous

    Big George in Big D

    @Wire Palladin S.F. – boy, are you delusional or what? Obama has spent more in his time as POTUS than Bush did in 8 years, INCLUDING both wars!! You need to get a grip on reality and quit listening to the guys over at MSNBC. You know, the ones at the bottom of the news totum pole? the ones that constantly and blatently lie?

    I'm not a fan of the left or the right so, with that being said. You really should check your facts. You and the rest of the right are correct that Obama has spent more now than Bush did in his 8 years but that's because Obama actually picked up the tab for the wars Bush started. Why do you think the media often refers to the wars during the Bush presidency as "Bush's Unfunded Wars" GEEZ. I knew that and I'm as middle of the road as you get.

    December 14, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Buster Bloodvessel

    Trouble with that is that every reputable scientist who looks into this finds global warming is true. That's the well-known "liberal bias of reality." If you think global warming is "fake," you aren't smart enough to be president. But you all knew that, didn't you?

    December 14, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  14. Buster Bloodvessel

    Gurgi, ask Gary Hart about that liberal double standard. We'd have passed on Clinton, too, if we'd known about Lewinsky in advance. But you are just fine with Gingrich, and with Callista Homewrecker as First Lady? You are just fine with Cain grabbing that woman's head? Fine with his long affair? Cheez, I'm sure not. I'd never vote for a guy like that.

    December 14, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    "Bain may have layed off ALL their employees if not for Romney's saving it"

    That's simply untrue if you talk to people who've lost their jobs to corporate parasites like Romney and Bain Capital. They often took SUCCESSFUL companies and then broke them up, simply because the pieces were worth more than the hole.

    And really, "therapy horses"?!?

    December 14, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. Raingeardude

    Wow, a lot of stupid people on here, ALL OF THEM REPUBLICANTS! I have grown tired of being inundated with their idiotic comments and rants. I think come November next year, the people will agree we leave well enough alone and allow our current President to carry on the mission. Republicants don't seem to be doing anything useful. OBAMA 2012!!

    December 14, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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