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