Daniel Doherty

The race for the 2012 Republican nomination has reached an unprecedented new level today. The latest spot from the Romney camp, which suggests that Newt Gingrich was guilty of betraying the public trust in the 1990s, is escalating tensions between both presidential candidates. As Greg pointed out a few days ago, the former House Speaker was exonerated by the IRS of all ethics violations after he left public office. Romney, however, is unleashing everything in his arsenal to lock up the Florida primary on Tuesday. Nevertheless, while this ad will certainly elicit howls of indignation from Team Gingrich – and could be taken down – the damage might already be done.

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(H/T The Right Scoop)


Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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