A Romney super PAC led the negative charge against Newt in Iowa, and Gingrich was none too shy in complaining about it.
“Governor, I wish you would calmly and directly state it is your former staff running the PAC,” Gingrich demanded, of the pro-Romney PAC. “It is your millionaire friends giving to the PAC. And you know some of the ads aren’t true. Just say that. It’s straightforward.”
Romney acknowledged that those responsible for the ads are his supporters, but continued to note — as he has for weeks — that he is legally prohibited from directing the tone or content of any ads the PAC puts out.
But note Gingrinch’s comments at the end of that same article.
Gingrich, in fact, all but endorsed a 27-plus-minute film being produced by the pro-Gingrich PAC “Winning Our Future,” about Bain Capital, the company of which Romney was formerly the CEO.
“I can say publicly I hope that the [pro-Gingrich] super PAC runs an accurate movie about Bain,” Gingrich continued, referring to Bain Capital, the company of which Romney was formerly the CEO. “It will be based on establishment newspapers, like the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron’s, Bloomberg News. And I hope that it’s totally accurate and then people can watch the 27-and-a-half minutes of his career at Bain and decide for themselves.”
Does it sound like he seemed pretty familiar with what the super PAC was doing? Hmmm… Some people are asking questions, such as Jennifer Rubin. Her article includes a back and forth with a Gingrich spokesmouth and, as is so often the case, the coverup is worse than the crime. He dubiously argues that Gingrich was only saying what he ‘hoped’ they would put out, not what he ‘knew’ they would put out. Seems weird to me that Newt apparently ‘hoped’ his super PAC would put out something 27-1/2 minutes long about Romney and Bain. Not 27. Not 28. 27-1/2. Nah, no coordination going on at all.