One factor in the New Hampshire Union Leader’s decision to endorse underdog Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney: money. Specifically, Romney’s massive investment fortune.
“I think — and this is crazy, but so are we — that Gingrich is going to have a better time in the general election than Mitt Romney,” publisher Joe McQuaid told FOX News. “I think it’s going to be Obama’s 99% versus the 1%, and Romney sort of represents the 1%.”
Gingrich has his own vulnerabilities in this area as well, namely his consulting work for big corporate clients and his huge credit lines at Tiffany’s, but McQuaid’s line is a nod to a tough attack that Romney hasn’t had to deal with much in the primary but will definitely come up in a general election.