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Obama Uses Newt Against Mitt in Brutal New Ad: VIDEO


Newt Gingrich is moments away from officially suspending his campaign as I post this, and word is he intends to endorse Romney at some point. Unfortunatley, he's also been trying to destroy him for months, and the Obama campaign has it all recorded in a brutal new spot.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Bravo! Truth to power! That's fighting fire with fire!

    Posted by: My2cents | May 2, 2012 4:16:11 PM

  2. Romney is so weak among Republicans I would not be surprised if their convention ended up with someone else.

    Posted by: Keepin' It Straight | May 2, 2012 4:31:38 PM

  3. I'm not going to lie: I really, really wish a politician would come around that doesn't try to use smear campaigns. Politics disgust me.

    Posted by: Yuki | May 2, 2012 4:52:59 PM

  4. Yuki, concern troll. It's a brilliant piece. Kicking hypocrisy right in the balls.

    Posted by: palto | May 2, 2012 4:57:29 PM

  5. Yep, brilliant. And perhaps the dog-eat-dog total one trick pony show of the Republican primaries can be used to show the circus clown candidates eating one another alive via their negative TV ads to discredit Romney even further. Why stop at Gingrich? What fun!

    Posted by: Zlick | May 2, 2012 6:04:51 PM

  6. @Yuki: How is it a smear campaign to just replay clips of NG talking about Romney? No one tricked Newt into saying those things, no one had to secretly record conversations and no one dug through anyones past to find scandalous details. Newt said what he said and said it on national television and he said it very recently. Sorry. That is not a smear campaign.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 2, 2012 6:12:57 PM

  7. Brilliant. I hope the Obama campaign continues with this type of advertising...agree with Chadd, this is truth telling, not smearing.

    Posted by: Ron | May 2, 2012 6:31:34 PM

  8. Be careful folks, turn-about may be fair here as Mrs. Clinton made some pretty interesting comments about Mr. Obama during the 2008 campaign.

    If you know American history, then you'll know that the only thing new here is the use of electronic media (by both sides) to spread the smear even faster.

    Posted by: dvdinorl | May 2, 2012 7:04:31 PM

  9. FYI Yuki: What the Swiftboat group did to John Kerry in 2004 was a smear campaign. What GW Bush did to John McCain in 2000 was a smear campaign. What Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) did to Sen Max Cleland (D-GA) in 2002 was a smear campaign. Replaying clips of NG giving his opinion about Romney is not a smear campaign.

    A smear campaign against Romney would likely involve Swiss bank accounts, Bain capital, secret handshakes through a curtain or magic underwear. I can only hope that there is an undocumented household employee somewhere lurking around.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 2, 2012 7:11:06 PM

  10. Briliant, we need more, a lot more
    Much like the Jerry Brown ad featuring Meg Whitman stating she loved California in the 70's ... when Brown was governor

    Posted by: NwYrkr | May 2, 2012 7:54:25 PM

  11. @Dvdinorl: give us some examples of the kinds of criticisms Newt has made about Romney that Hillary made about Obama.

    Posted by: jack | May 2, 2012 9:17:11 PM

  12. @jack - thanks for the question -

    Try using a tool called google, & you'll see her questions of Mr Obama's character and experience.

    Posted by: dvdinorl | May 2, 2012 9:31:10 PM

  13. @Dvdinoral: You made the charge, You should use google and provide us with the evidence.

    Posted by: jack | May 2, 2012 9:42:16 PM

  14. @Dvdinoral: I am particularly interested in you finding quotes where she called Obama a LIAR or where she accused him of shipping American jobs overseas, or of having a Swiss bank account etc etc.

    Posted by: jack | May 2, 2012 9:46:20 PM

  15. Jack, jack - relax, please.

    The charge is accurate (character in his association w/Tony Rezko & lack of experience), and if we can't accept some really basic facts, then we're simply thin skinned.

    I suggest that it is completely possible to support a political candidate and accept the fact that the candidate, like their opponent, is an imperfect human.

    Posted by: dvdinorl | May 2, 2012 9:50:30 PM

  16. @Dvdinorl: I don't believe that Hillary ever made the kind of critical and sweeping accusations against Obama that Newt and Rick in particular have made against Romney.Just sayin!

    Posted by: jack | May 2, 2012 10:05:54 PM

  17. Ouch.

    Posted by: David T | May 2, 2012 10:07:03 PM

  18. What was that quote Sean Connery has in "The Untouchables"--"He pulls a knife, you pull a gun; he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way." Expect a lot of keening from the GOP over the next 5 months about Obama's "negative, Chicago-style" politics, when the simple fact is they haven't been faced with as tough and ruthless a political opponent as Obama in too many years. It's almost entertaining, watching these Republican bullies finally have someone who's willing to hit back--and hard.

    Posted by: Dback | May 3, 2012 12:08:37 AM

  19. The basis for Hillary's 2008 attacks on then-Senator Obama (lack of experience) has been completely undercut by the fact that she served in his administration for four years and that he has shown that he can indeed take those 3:00 am phone calls and order the death of the world's most-wanted terrorist while stabilizing an economy that was in freefall when he took office.

    Posted by: Ken | May 3, 2012 1:28:19 AM

  20. Truth is SO painful, an' junk...

    Posted by: clint | May 3, 2012 3:13:51 AM

  21. I'm not being a concern troll. I'd just like to see a candidate sometime that'll just stand on his own merits rather than call out other candidates in advertisements. Politics give me the shivers because it seems to be all about trying to defame the competition.

    I'm not endorsing Romney or anything; he's repugnant and I don't want him anywhere near the presidency. I'd just like to see someone for once stand solely on their merits at least in their ads.

    Posted by: Yuki | May 4, 2012 5:38:08 AM

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