Why Newt’s Comments on Romney Were Critical.
The Establishment is riled by the response Newt Gingrich gave to the charge by Mitt Romney to return all of the money that he earned from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
“I would just say that if Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned on bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years if being, then I would be glad to then listen to him, and I’ll bet you $10, not $10,000 that he won’t take the offer,”
Charles Krauthammer appearing on Special Report was indignant and accused Gingrich of leveling an attack worthy of a socialist against Mitt Romney. Of course, Krauthammer and other establishment conservatives supporting Mitt Romney have much to worry about from this line of attack: It’s incredibly effective in this economic climate when people are out of work and still loosing jobs.
It was critical for Newt to deliver this line of attack because it’s a preview of what the general election will look like. If Romney gets the nomination, he’ll be running against a real socialist, who will not hesitate to shower him in these sort of allegations.
Mitt’s already having a tough enough time winning the nomination. He’s had a tough time in nearly every single other race he’s ever run in as well. We don’t need Mr. Wall Street to be our nominee to top it all off.