Romney uses Gingrich turn of phrase
December 15th, 2011
09:27 AM ET
9 years ago

Romney uses Gingrich turn of phrase

(CNN) – Mitt Romney turned old words into new weapons Thursday.

The former Massachusetts governor released a 30-second Web spot featuring praise of his record given by none other than his chief rival for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich.

Romney's video opens with a scene from the former House speaker's introduction of him at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference.

"Gov. Romney, in his business career created more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined, so he could actually talk about it," Gingrich said.

Touting credentials including: "Conservative Businessman For Over 25 years," "Saved 2002 Winter Olympics," and "Eliminated Massachusetts $3 Billion Deficit," the video closes with a question: "What does Gingrich have to say about it?"

And the answer: a replay of the Gingrich soundbite.

The spot marks Romney's third web ad in two weeks and its release comes the same day as the last presidential debate before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom(real one)

    SO........ Newt claims HE created jobs when he was Speaker of the House! What a baldfaced LIE! Why is it that GOP candidates like to LIE? Don't they have new ideas? Solutions other than making sure the rich keep getting richer?

    Newt is a joke just like the rest of the GOP field. Pay attention, folks, to what the GOP is offering.

    December 15, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Gurgi

    I love how Liberals are really good at making apples and oranges comparisons to justify themselves. Fortunately their opinion does not matter at all, as they would not vote republican anyway.

    December 15, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. zimbot

    Romney likes to drag up things from people's past. Just waiting for other candidates to do the same with him.

    December 15, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
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