Team Romney is clearly concerned about the Gingrich surge, and now they will roll out the Gingrich opposition research in hopes of cutting the former House Speaker down to size. Will this strategy work? Only time will tell Reid J. Epstein at Politico weighs in:
Mitt Romney’s campaign advisers insist they’re no more scared of Newt Gingrich than the candidates who’ve surged before — but they’re already rolling out a playbook that shows they know the latest alarm isn’t a drill.
They know the stakes are higher with five weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses and a challenger who now poses their most substantial threat. They’re preparing a robust, sustained attack that tags the former House speaker as a Washington insider and serial flip-flopper who can’t be trusted with the nation’s economy.