Romeny’s Just Another Privileged Yankee, Says Gingrich

Because it is the season to do so, we’ve been observing TV ads from the Republican candidates, but have yet to feature any of Newt Gingrich’s televised appeals in these pages.

Here’s some of his latest offerings, all with a familiar theme.

Gingrich also launched a new microsite recently, called Stop Romey’s Pious Baloney.

Some on the right fear Gingrich’s tearing down of the party’s establishment candidate, while others see it as a test by fire, and a necessary preparation for the general election.

According to press reports, Gingrich is busy painting a stark contrast between the son of an American car executive and himself. Gingrich, who is battling to keep his campaign alive in South Carolina, said today that “crony capitalism” undermines free enterprise.

“I want you to know that I am running precisely because, as an Army brat from a middle-class family who taught in college, I think middle-class, taxpaying, working families deserve a government that is honest,” he said.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.