Speaking to reporters in Tampa, Fla., earlier today, Mitt Romney mused:
I think it’s an appropriate observation that people should know if there’s going to be an October surprise. In the case of the Speaker, he’s got some records which could represent an October surprise. We could see an October surprise a day from Newt Gingrich. Let’s see the records from the ethics investigation. Let’s see what they show. Let’s see who his clients were at the time he was lobbying Republican congressmen for Medicare Part D. Was he working or were his entities working with any health-care companies that could have benefited from that? That could represent not just evidence of lobbying but potentially wrongful activity of some kind. And finally, let’s also see the relationship with Freddie Mac and the work product of Freddie Mac. Let’s have full disclosure of what’s going on.