Bachmann Coins Phrase 'Newt Romney'

    DES MOINES, IA - DECEMBER 10: Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak at the ABC News GOP Presidential Debate on the campus of Drake University on December 10, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Rivals were expected to target front runner Gingrich in the debate hosted by ABC News, Yahoo News, WOI-TV, The Des Moines Register and the Iowa GOP.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    Thanks Michele Bachmann for giving us the image of “Newt Romney.” The Republican presidential hopeful attacked the two frontrunners as “Newt Romney” in Saturday night’s debate, while Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich attacked each other’s records as “career politicians.” “The only reason you didn’t become a career politician is because you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994,” Gingrich swiped at Romney. Romney said “losing to Teddy Kennedy in 1994 was the best thing that I could have done” since it gave him the chance to go to the private sector. Romney pushed back against Bachmann’s comment that the two candidates by saying he is “outside Washington, outside K street.”

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