Romney Takes a Swing at Gingrich

Former front-runner Mitt Romney wins support of Dan Quayle but not Iowa.
2:08 | 12/07/11

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The former front -- dealing with this new threat from Newt Gingrich. It's not likely that endorsement from being Quayle today will -- Mitt Romney's campaign around. Which is why Romney was joining -- attacks on new Gingrich if the American people believe that what we need is someone -- -- The last forty years or so and Washington DC. Working as an insider why he's -- -- Little else seems to be working. The new ABC news poll from Iowa hits Romney right in the wheel house the economy is in my wheel house I would say no. On the question of who best can handle the economy on each -- Newt Gingrich by eleven points. His supporters say Romney is the most electable candidate. -- Hope take -- President Obama. That wrong. I would say no he's tied or trailing Newt Gingrich -- -- too. Economy and electability or his strengths what -- -- he's perceived weaknesses. Like his health care plan in Massachusetts. I'm proud of what we are able to accomplish -- -- -- eight. -- 45%. Say his health care record is a major reason to oppose him what will he do to fix this. He's coming out of the shill for more press conferences -- a lot more interviews. -- he won't be doing the debate moderated by Donald Trump. And he won't -- -- -- become president of that states I will work by day and night off. I'm told -- Republicans close to the campaign you'll see -- immediate shift in tactics because what was going on. Wasn't working. Ronnie himself -- we'll see more ads but also more direct contrast when Newt Gingrich. Particularly on issues of leadership in temperament based you do those George -- We he's been a little tentative taking Newt Gingrich are nice things getting much more direct maybe even in states. Absolutely especially perhaps Saturday -- are today we will be watching OK John Berman thanks very much and as John said. The captain debate is on we're gonna broadcast this across the ABC network Saturday. Top Republican contenders in Iowa Diane Sawyer in Iowa moderate all -- -- at 9 eastern 6 Pacific.

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