This morning, Rasmussen released a new poll showing Mitt Romney regaining his lead in the Michigan primary. This afternoon, Romney communications director Gail Gitcho sent out the following email to reporters:

All –

If you are reporting on Senator Santorum’s response to the Rasmussen numbers speech today, in which he will reportedly issue desperate and false attacks against Mitt Romney in an attempt to prop up his campaign, please use this quote from me.

“Rick Santorum is a Washington insider who is lashing out at Mitt Romney because he had a terrible debate performance. Back in 2008, Sen. Santorum endorsed Mitt Romney for president because of Mitt’s ‘conservative’ record. Now, Rick’s changed his tune. This sounds like another case of Rick Santorum abandoning his principles for his own political advantage.” – Gail Gitcho, Romney Communications Director

Gail Gitcho

Romney for President

Communications Director

A snarky and graceless attack on a speech that Rick Santorum has yet to give? Is this the sign of a confident campaign? Are these kind of emails helping the Romney effort?

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