Newt will be rehabilitated by the RWNJ media, but in the meantime, you have to give Team Obama and the DNC props on how they’ve dragged down Romney to help Newt:
But nowhere have they had more impact than with their efforts to resurrect the old “flip flop” attack against Romney. Despite it being a well known vulnerability, Republican rivals had little luck using it against Romney for most of the campaign. Now, a steady stream of Democratic web videos, press releases, and ads have helped return it to the national discussion — much to the annoyance of Romney, who appeared surprised to get questions on the topic in an widely panned interview with FOX News’ Bret Baier.
“While other Republicans have been hesitant to go there with Romney straight-up publicly, the DNC is doing all this stuff explicitly with their name attached,” one GOP strategist at a rival presidential campaign told TPM. “That helps get media to cover what are some really significant negatives about Romney. And as Romney knows from last time around, if a bad media meme develops around you, it impacts your candidacy.”
The DNC opened to door and all the GOP wanna-be’s jumped on the “Stop Romney” express.
In the meantime, the DNC’s success pushing the flip flop story back into the open is reverberating on the Republican side as well, where some candidates appear to be openly cribbing their strategy. Take this web video from Huntsman for example:
He’s not the only one. Michele Bachmann has climbed aboard the flip-flop train, channeling DNC attacks on Romney, and Ron Paul has done the same.