Gingrich Holds Fire Amid Attacks

GOP front-runner refuses to take on rivals, focuses on attacking the President.
2:25 | 12/09/11

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ABC's Jake Tapper joins from the debate site in to -- with the latest good morning Jake. Good morning George its T minus one tomorrow night the Republican candidates will square off at this stage behind me a crucial debate that a momentous time. President Obama is incredibly vulnerable but will Republican voters. Pick a nominee who can beat him. It's the latest sign that Romney is the owner of 500 images Bugs Bunny and it's my -- it. Season Ronnie takes daily Gingrich in this brand new web video release this morning. Targeting Gingrich for criticizing the Medicare plan part of Bob Herbert of icon if -- -- -- Paul Ryan Romney supporters are also in on the action here senator Jim Talent and former New Hampshire governor John Sununu. Trashing Gingrich on this conference call with reporters. Self serving anti conservative he's not liable as a -- irrational behavior. That you do not want in the commander in chief. Then there's this map which is still being produced from a Romney super -- Which has no official connection to the campaign but is funded by Romney's supporters and -- by former campaign staffers. -- has a -- of package like the fact that Gingrich was -- 300000. Dollars for an exciting nations. Here in Iowa there's also a mess going on below the radar. Radio Iowa reports one local pastor here sent around a YouTube link did this video -- Ron Paul supporter it's about as sailing Gingrich's multiple marriage outside calling him to kill our -- -- -- the GOP. Gingrich is for now turning the other cheek -- I'm gonna stay positive. Haven't talked about how we saw the country for eight. And I have won a preliminary until then yeah. The rub here about all these wars is that Barack Obama is eminently -- With approval ratings hovering around 40% off -- That a president's that is as vulnerable as any president Jimmy Carter but there's no Ronald Reagan an -- That means some Republicans are frustrated and worried that Romney or Gingrich would make this race more competitive than it should be. And they are debated which of these very flawed candidates can beat this very unpopular president workers. And Georgia Gingrich campaign says this is just the very beginning. Of a campaign and an onslaught. Of distortions. But they say the voters are not interest in -- they want leadership -- JF KJ thanks very much.

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