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Romney Goes After ‘Erratic’ Gingrich

Mitt Romney didn’t waste much time in the new week in going after new GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich. The former Massachusetts governor said Monday morning on Fox News that Gingrich demonstrated “erratic outspokenness” when he called Palestinians an “invented people” last week. Romney said that tendency "may be great in a campaign but not great for someone running for president.” The Romney campaign simultaneously sent out an email to reporters calling Gingrich an “unreliable leader," as many pundits believe Gingrich came out on top in the Iowa debate on Saturday, and polls show Gingrich with a comfortable lead in the key states of South Carolina and Florida. Romney’s email singled out a public-service announcement Gingrich had done with then–House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on climate change in 2008, which Gingrich has characterized as the "dumbest single thing I've done in recent years."

December 12, 2011 10:25 AM