From Susan Archer and Emily Friedman:
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Asked today about Newt Gingrich’s failure to get on the Virginia ballot, Mitt Romney today didn’t hold back judgment.
“I think he compared it to Pearl Harbor. It’s more like Lucille Ball and the chocolate factory,” said Romney at a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H. “You got to get it organized.”
Gingrich failed to meet the 10,000 signature threshold to get his name on the Virginia ballot over the weekend, his campaign manager later taking to Facebook to compare the incident with the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
“Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced and unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action,” wrote Gingrich’s National Campaign Director Michael Krull.