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Newt Blasts Mitt

3:43 PM, Dec 21, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted Mitt Romney this morning because of ads a super PAC that supports the former Massachusetts governor is running in Iowa.

Radio host Laura Ingraham asked Gingrich, "You said Mitt Romney should take down the super PAC ads, tell them to stop, and Mitt Romney said, well I technically could, but basically said if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen because Obama's going to deliver hell's kitchen in a general election. What's your response to that, you can't take the heat?"

"My response to it is," Gingrich said bitingly, "defending the right to lie as a candidate is a pretty bad idea. The Washington Post just gave the newest Romney ad four Pinocchios. Do you know how hard it is to write and run ad that has four Pinocchios? That means there's no honesty in the ad, except maybe the tag line."

Later in the interview, Gingrich said he'd contrast his campaign with Romney's by being "honest." "I have faith that the people of Iowa can see baloney, they understand baloney, this is baloney, they want the real thing. Newt Gingrich has actually balanced the budget, reformed welfare, cut taxes. I'm prepared to run a campaign of honesty and a campaign of facts and a campaign of positive ideas. And I think people are going to look up in this kind of economy with this kind of deficit and this kind of president--we don't need to replace Obama's dishonesty with a Republican who is equally dishonest."

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