Gingrich Robocall: Mitt Romney Eats Holocaust Survivors
TAMPA — In the final hours of the Florida Republican primary, Newt Gingrich was taken to task by the Romney campaign for an incendiary robocall. In it, the Gingrich campaign accused Romney of once vetoing a bill that, in effect, denied kosher meals to Holocaust victims.
While the pundits spent most of the day discussing the charges, another (arguably more outrageous) robocall went out. Narrated by conservative actor and activist John Voight, voters are warned of Romney’s Nazi “tastes.”
“Many of you have already heard that Mitt Romney denied Holocaust survivors kosher meals in nursing homes, but what the campaign doesn’t want you to know is that Governor Romney used to eat Holocaust Survivors in Massachusetts nursing homes. Don’t put a Liberal Nazi Mormon Cannibal in the White House. Vote Gingrich.”
The former Speaker, who has vowed to soldier on with his quest to win the GOP nomination regardless of the turnout in Florida, will undoubtedly be called to answer for the grotesque move.
However, notable pollster Frank Luntz believes that what others see as a wipe out could very well be the wave Newt rides to Inauguration Day. “Conventional wisdom says you can’t accuse your opponent of eating Holocaust survivors, but everyone knows that conventional wisdom is often wrong. Newt has always thought outside the box. You’re thinking about Nazi cannibals and he’s already moved on to ways to tie Mitt Romney to Charles Manson. You’re slow. You’re a step behind. And that’s why you fall victim to the John Wayne Gacy of rough and tumble politics—Newt Gingrich.”
Snap polls released shortly after Luntz spoke reveal support for Gingrich is in free fall.