As Promised, Newt Releases Romney Attack Ad: “Timid vs. Bold” (Video)

After weathering a full-on assault by his rivals in Iowa, Newt Gingrich released a Romney attack ad today as promised, “Timid vs. Bold.”

This follows a full page “comparison” ad in the New Hampshire Union Journal on Wednesday.
The Caucus reported:

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.’’

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  • Vero

    When did Newt go to work for Obama re-election 2012? – I must of missed that memo

  • Gini

    Newt will create new jobs? Interesting – I thought individuals created new jobs, not government entities.

  • Valerie

    So, this is the “temper tantrum”?

    If Newt gets the nomination, I will happily vote for him, with expectation of a great campaign, and a win for him at the end.

    I got to looking at Newt in the long interim after he left the House and his career since then has been very interesting. This guy is not the demon portrayed by professional liars such as Rachel Maddow.

    He’s a genuine bridge-builder. He knows how to handle the House, and the Press, stupid questions and abrasive competitors. He’s been spanked by the voters (fairly and unfairly), and he gives every indication of having learned from it. He loves the legislative process, and knows how to use it.

    He is a formidable problem-solver, the kind of guy perfectly capable of turning a problem on it’s side to get to a workable solution.

    He doesn’t blink at unintended consequences, but sets out to limit them.

    He’d be an energetic President, and a respected representative our our great country abroad.

  • Valerie

    And, he would nominate an Attorney General who can read.

  • Pete_Bondurant

    Bitter Gingrich is now making a point of Romney’s wealth. Surely a guy as smart as Gingrich could have made more money in the private sector if he chose to do so. However, Gingrich chose to work in Washington and serve. That is admirable. However, he should not criticize others for having wealth. That is Obama’s game.

    But this is to be expected from a bitter, whiner like Gingrich. Somebody get Gingrich a box of Pampers. He is acting like a baby again.


    Another endorsement for Romney today. This one from Thume. Let me guess- another yawn.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    I just can’t decide which progressive I want this time around mmmmmmmm
    Wonder which one would do more to destroy the ones who’ve been screwing us the last 3 years (more really) that might be the best we can “hope” for.

  • ShaSene

    Romney IS a liberal……….. Romneycare is 100 percent liberal and no different other than scale than Obamacare

    Romneys economic plan is LIBERAL , Part 2 of which is VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL TO OBAMAS FAILED POLICIES

  • ShaSene

    Gingrich was endorsed this week by famed CONSERVATIVE Economist Prof Thomas Sowell, Reagan’s won economic advisor Art Laffer AND Reagans own conservative son, Michael Reagan.

    Romney endorsements……..brilliant GOP strategist Megyn McCain and her daddy

  • Sasja

    And Romney is a global warming, climate change, nut.

  • Bill Mitchell

    How is this an “attack” ad? It is not in the least belligerent. Are all “contrast” ads such as this one to be called “attack” ads?

    Great ad. Go Newt.

  • Finncrisp

    Newt the pouter will not stop until he has savaged Romney. Just because his baggage will not go away, he will take our best shot at beating Barry with him. What a selfish, small man he is.

  • aprilnovember811

    Very good. Romney’s plan is written by the lobbyists, of which Trent Lott is one of them. Romney would be a President of the lobbyists, for the lobbyists, by the lobbyists.

    Perry of Newt.

  • aprilnovember811

    Perry or Newt, sorry. Jim, I wish you had an edit button on here.

  • Big Al

    who the hell sat with Nancy Pelosi sounding the alarm bells on global warming???

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  • Newt vs. Obama in debate! I’d pay to see it…

  • Nanna

    I’m with Gingrich. I remember what he did for this country before. He got the situration set up to cause millions of jobs to bse created.
    He is smart, and he is able. He can make Obama look like the Alensky schlub that he is.

    His baggage??? He is human, of course he has some baggage, everyone does. He can overcome the ‘baggage” and the Obama machine, if we get behind him.

    Goooo Newt!!!!

  • RedBeard

    Bad strategy. This will backfire on Newt. And it most certainly gives ammo to the Obama camp.

  • Joanne

    Attack ad? Hardly!

  • Agathon

    Gingrich’s problem is that he has alienated so many republicans (forget about Dems) that that there are quite a few who would rather see 4 more years of Obama if it means they can screw Newt. There are lots of people waiting for their chance at payback.

  • annoyed

    Okay, keep in mind I am speaking out of FRUSTRATION…

    Lets start over… Go into the house and senete and anyone who made/voted for policies that go against the United States be charged with TREASON and executed.

    Then any and all anti American groups that speak about “re-shaping” America into a multi-cultural nation also be charged with TREASON and executed.

    Giving any and all groups who fit into this catagorie one and ONLY ONE choice, RECANT or face the ultimite charge that is WRITTEN in the CONSTITUION.

    FREEDOM for ALL so long as you are a LAW ABIDING AMERICAN.
    Just because were given FREEDOM of SPEECH doesnt mean you can just shoot off anti-American foolishness.

    Okay, I’m done and I am expecting someone to really not like this

    God bless and God save us all from our foolishness

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  • Rose

    – Pro-Hanoi John
    – Pro-Woodrow Wilson
    – Pro-Obama/Sharpton/Arne Duncan Public School Policies
    NEWT: ” … I NEVER WORKED WITH PEOPLE I DON’T AGREE WITH…” Dec. 15, 2011 Fox News Debate, responding to Michelle Bachman regarding his conduct re Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Well, I never vote for jerks I totally DISAGREE with – TOTALLY. Especially when they are smarmy-a## whinie little Gypsy Con Artist liars.

  • Rose


    #1 January 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

    That would be 2007. Or 1978, whichever it was that came first.

  • Rose

    #16 January 5, 2012 at 11:29 am


    He challenged Hanoi John to a “Lincoln Douglas” DEBATE – NEWT CALLED IT A LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE.

    THEN NEWT showed up as John Wilkes Booth, HIGHLY PRAISING HANOI JOHN and ADVOCATING TO THE LEFT of Hanoi John for Govt Regulations, when Hanoi John came to promote BUSINESS SELF-REGULATION. Of Course, he instantly jumped on Newt’s bandwagon.
    Newt Gingrich John Kerry Global Warming debate 2007

    SO WHY would a debate OF THIS STYLE be amusing to you if it were OBAMA instead of Hanoi John showing up as “Douglas”????


    Clearly, Newt on the Couch with Pelosi didn’t make you vomit. Nor his stint with Hillary for HillaryCare. His 45 MINUTES OF LAUGHTER at the stupidity of Southern Border Security didn’t make you throw up WHILE HE WAS ADVOCATING for McCain Kennedy SHAMNESTY – laughing for 45 MINUTES!!! Contendedly. Happily, Chuckling, Amused and enjoying the he77 out of himself, smiling like the Cat that ate the Canary, SMUG – Contended.


    45 MINUTES.

    He stopped AFTER 45 Minutes because Sean Hannity left him there and did another story in the LAST segment!

    So NOTHING makes YOU throw up. And the Idea of NEWT JOHN WILKES BOOTH GINGRICH praising Odrama Queen to high heaven for the length of a debate is something YOU would get a lot of enjoyment from.

    I guess your real name is Rahm Immanuel.

  • Pragmatic

    Newt is right . .. Mitt ‘Milquetoast’ Romney is NOT the best choice. Mitt needs to be exposed as the Democrat that he truly is!

    From Wikipedia, the free

    A milquetoast is a weak, ineffectual or bland person. The word is derived from the character Caspar Milquetoast from the 1924 comic strip The Timid Soul.

    Milquetoast may also refer to:

    Milquetoast the Cockroach, a character in the comic strips Bloom County and Outland
    “Milquetoast” (song), a song by the alternative metal band Helmet

  • Skip

    #3 Valerie commented:


    I totally agree. If Gingrich is not the nominee Obama will win a second term and America will likely be a Socialist country.

    The election of 2012 is the most important in the history of our country.

  • I liked the ad. I think that has to do with the feeling Romney been shoved down my throat, lol, I want to rebel about it too.

  • #16: I take it You don’t like Newt. That’s fine with me. For me, the jury is still out on him. I still say a debate between Gingrich and Obama would be a neuter job on Obama and I’d pay to watch it. You don’t think Newt is a well informed, experienced, quick thinking and worked in government through the best of times? He is and did.

    Newt Gingrich is Churchillian in both many of his positive attributes and some of his flaws. A brilliant mind wedded to an outsized ego can be an ugly thing to see at times, but that combination is what is often desperately needed to solve huge problems, over-come massive adversity, and jerk a nation back from the edge of oblivion. In spite of his ideological flaws and sad history of marital failings, is the man made for this moment. His intelligence and confidence in his abilities will serve him and us well as we grapple with trillions in debt, a national crisis of confidence, and a world skittering toward collapse and chaos.

    And I don’t believe there will be any LAUGHING this time around…

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  • Freddy

    … hmmm ….

    After Gateway pundit IGNORED every hatefull ad produced and distributed by Romney supporters, he finds time to start a blame Gungrich game.


    No doubt Gateway will have time to slam Santorum in the next 15 min or so …

  • Mama Grizzly

    That ad is a joke. Really.

    LOL #1. Totally agree.

    I don’t trust Newt one teensy teensy bit. Fun to listen to, though, in debates.

  • JKH

    So far Newt is the only candidate that has acted like a leader. First, he took it to the media. Then he alone pointed out the truth about the Palestinian issue. Now he is leading the charge in exposing Romney.

    We need a leader who can get mad enough to fight. Newt is acting like the kind of leader we need now. Everyone else is just trying to win the nomination.

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