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Romney's economic plan: timid. Parts of it virtually identical to Obama's failed policy. Timid won't create jobs and timid certainly won't defeat Barack Obama.
Newt Gingrich's bold leadership balanced the budget, reformed welfare, helped create millions of new jobs. The Gingrich jobs plan: A powerful plan for growing our economy and creating jobs. Rebuilding the America we love with bold conservative leadership.
January 5, 2012
By TRIP GABRIEL
As promised, Newt Gingrich released a new television ad Thursday calling out Mitt Romney by name – a first – and painting the former Massachusetts governor’s economic plans as timid compared with his own.
The ad is not a slashing attack similar to the anti-Gingrich ads run by a “super PAC” financed by Mr. Romney’s supporters. But it goes further than any previous effort by Mr. Gingrich, who has been struggling to win over New Hampshire voters, to undercut an opponent.
As quotes critical of Mr. Romney from The Wall Street Journal and Forbes appear on screen, a narrator says:
“Romney’s economic plan? Timid. Parts of it virtually identical to Obama’s failed policy. Timid won’t create jobs and timid certainly won’t defeat Barack Obama.
“Newt Gingrich’s bold leadership balanced the budget, reformed welfare, helped create millions of new jobs. The Gingrich jobs plan: a powerful plan for growing our economy and creating new jobs.’’
The Gingrich campaign said the ad would begin running Thursday on TV stations in New Hampshire and South Carolina, but would not disclose how much was being spent. Mr. Gingrich needs to replenish his war chest after his debilitating, disappointing battle in Iowa.
Speaking in Plymouth, N.H., on Thursday morning, Mr. Gingrich echoed the ad almost verbatim:
“So you’ve got to decide.” he told about 100 people at an old train depot transformed into a senior center. “I will defend free enterprise. I won’t be timid about it. I will be bold, just as Reagan was bold.”