Seems a lot of the former Speaker’s e-mails have been in this vein. Newt Gingrich, it seems, doesn’t much care for Rick Santorum. He has faulted the former Pennsylvania Senator on all matter of issues, including that latter’s advocacy of using “NASA as a massive and unending stimulus program”.
The Gingrich campaign released a video last Thursday “using Senator Santorum’s own words to highlight how his leadership in the Senate helped contribute to the abandonment by the Republican Party of core conservative principles“:
During the time Santorum was in the Senate leadership from 2001-2007, his big spending ways amounted to $1.6 trillion in budget deficits, added trillions more to an exploding federal debt, and produced zero balanced budgets.
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“Senator Santorum poses as fiscally responsible, but he’s the one who broke the bank while in Senate leadership,” said Joe DeSantis, Communications Director for Newt 2012. “During his six years in Senate leadership, Senator Santorum repeatedly comprised his principles and played the Washington game.
The former Speaker has not quite relented in his attacks on Mitt Romney; it’s just that he seems less focused on the current frontrunner than on his supposedly more conservative rival.
Could these attacks make the difference among wavering conservative voters tomorrow in Alabama and Mississippi?