It's starting to look like Newt Gingrich has more in common with Mitt Romney than just a background in vulture capitalism. During the Iowa primaries, Gingrich attacked Romney's "flip-flops" on a number of issues, but Newt has his own list of "flip-flops." Yesterday he added another one to the list, when he flipped-flopped on his attack on Romney's vulture capitalist past — twice in one day.
Mitt Romney, with a win the New Hampshire primaries under his belt, seems ready to take the GOP presidential nomination in a walk. However, if the last few days are any indication, it's not going to be a cakewalk. There's plenty of time for Romney to stumble, and plenty of people can easily trip him up — his opponents, his surrogates, and even the candidate himself.
Like I wrote yesterday, the biggest benefit of the GOP's never-ending primary season is that every time one of the remaining candidates attacks another, we rediscover how right these guys are about each other. (It turns out, Newt has his own ties to vulture capitalism.) Newt's attack on Romney's record relies heavily on the truth. That's because Newt learned an important lesson from Romney's attacks against him in Iowa: The truth hurts.
One of the benefits of the seemingly endless Republican primaries, aside from the entertainment value, is the opportunity to discover how right the candidates are ... about each other. With the Iowa primary and its game-changing outcome behind them, and even-higher-stakes in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries ahead of them, the remaining candidates have intensified their attacks on one another. What's more striking than the intensity of the candidates' obligatory attacks, however, is the accuracy of their worst accusations against one another.
The most recent, and perhaps most striking example, is Newt Gingrich's latest attack on Mitt Romney.