Newt Gingrich is opening an aggressive new line of attack against Mitt Romney ahead of the Jan. 31 Florida primary.
“We aren’t that stupid and you aren’t that clever,” Gingrich said, referring to Romney, at a campaign stop today in Mount Dora, Florida.
Gingrich portrayed himself as the victim of attack ads run by Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and business executive, and his allies, calling them a “desperate last stand of the old order.”
The former U.S. House speaker suggested that the ads are being paid for by companies that have foreclosed on the homes of Floridians.
“We’re not going to beat Barack Obama with someone who owns Swiss bank accounts, Cayman Island accounts,” Gingrich said. “I am running for president to represent you, not to represent the Washington establishment, not to represent Goldman Sachs.”
Gingrich also sought to draw attention to Romney’s longstanding ties to Wall Street as the founder of Bain Capital LLC, a private equity firm.
“People matter more than Wall Street,” Gingrich said.
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