Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh described former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s recent attacks against GOP front-runner Mitt Romney as “going Perot.”
Gingrich merely is trying to play a spoiler role in the 2012 presidential race as some suggested that Texas billionaire Ross Perot did in 1992, Limbaugh said on his radio show Tuesday.
Running as a Reform Party presidential candidate, Perot split the vote and may have cost George H.W. Bush a second term in the White House.
“I've felt all along that Perot never really wanted to win that campaign. He just wanted to deny it to Bush,” Limbaugh said.
“So you might say that Newt now has adopted the Perot stance, because he just said it: ‘I'm gonna make sure that Romney doesn't come out of New Hampshire with any momentum whatsoever.’ And he's using language that the left uses, and he's attempting to make hay with this. You know, he's trying to dredge up and have long-lasting negatives attach to Romney [this is what's so unsettling about this] in the same way the left would say it. You could, after all these bites, say, "I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this message."
Gingrich has been critical of Romney’s record with Bain Capital, and supporters of the former House speaker are set to hit back at recent negative ads against Gingrich with an advertising buy during the upcoming South Carolina primary of more than $3 million, according to Fox News.
Those ads, funded by a super PAC are expected to target Romney’s record with Bain Capital as a job creator.
“This is not the kind of stuff you want said by Republicans. I mean, even the establishment Republicans don't go after conservatives this way,” Limbaugh said.
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