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Newt: Romney 'Dishonest' in Debate

Newt Gingrich said Friday that the reason he took such a beating in Thursday night's debate was because he was simply so shocked by Mitt Romney’s responses to the questions. “I think it’s the most blatantly dishonest performance by a presidential candidate I've ever seen,” Gingrich declared during a phone interview Friday. He explained that he didn’t fight back against Romney’s so-called dishonest responses at the time because he “wanted to fact-check. I wanted to make sure he was as totally dishonest as I thought he was.” The two candidates have hit back and forth at each other this week, taking turns calling the other “untrustworthy” in similar campaign ads.