This morning at a campaign stop, Newt Gingrich painted the race between him and Mitt Romney as between an underfunded candidate and one rolling in dough. From McClatchy:
“This is the desperate last stand of the old order, throwing the kitchen sink, hoping something sticks because if only they can drown us in enough mud — raised with money from companies and people who foreclosed on Floridians,” he said. He charged Romney and his super PAC ads were “paid for with the money taken by the people of Florida, by companies like Goldman Sachs.” …
“And they are just as determined to stop us,” he said. “Make no bones about it, this is a campaign for the very nature of the Republican party and the very opportunity for a citizen conservatism to defeat the power of money and to prove that people matter more than money than Wall Street and people matter more than all the big companies that are pouring cash into Romney ads that are false.”
Romney communications director Gail Gitcho sent out this statement in response: “Wow.” Gitcho’s statement came in an e-mail headlined “UNHINGED: DR. NEWT AND MR. HYDE GINGRICH LEADS ‘OCCUPY MOUNT DORA’ RALLY AGAINST FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM.” Mount Dora was the name of the Florida town Gingrich spoke in.