Newt Gingrich’s campaign staff are firing supporters up for a confrontation with Mitt Romney in Saturday’s debate, suggesting that Gingrich’s increasingly tough attacks will make their way to the stage.
In an e-mail entitled “Last Chance To Challenge Romney,‘ Gingrich aide Kellen Giuda promised a tough fight. Take a look:
Dear Friend and Supporter,
After months of grueling campaigning, the next couple of weeks present the last opportunity to stop Mitt Romney from being the Republican nominee for President. As an early Tea Party organizer and committed conservative, I cannot fathom undoing all of the incredible things regular Americans accomplished since the birth of the Tea Parties by nominating a Massachusetts moderate like Mitt Romney to carry the banner of the Republican Party.
This nomination is a critical point in the direction of our party. Will we be able to claim the conservative mantel of limited government, personal responsibility, and free markets by electing a Reagan conservative like Newt Gingrich, or will we spend the next 4-8 years lost in the hypocrisy wilderness with a big-government Republican like Mitt Romney? The establishment has executed a brilliant campaign strategy on behalf of Mitt Romney by methodically tearing down each potential conservative challenger so that Romney could win with less than 30% support, but they saved their nastiest attacks for Newt Gingrich because they understand that he is the only candidate who poses a threat to the Romney coronation.
Tonight Newt will take the debate stage, and he will once again show why he is the only candidate with the bold conservative ideas to lead this nation. This is your call to action: we must make our stand in South Carolina and we need all the help we can get. 70% of Republican voters reject the idea of a Romney candidacy, but we must unite behind a single candidate before South Carolina in order to win. Please contact every conservative you know, and together we can elect the only candidate with the debate skills, experience and ideas to repudiate the failed policies of Barack Obama.
Romney and his Super PACs will continue their vicious smear campaign against Newt, because right now he is all that stands between them and the nomination. Please make a donation and help us respond!
National Coalitions Director