Ad War Update: Pummeling Newt

Jan 26 2012 @ 1:00am

Romney's Super PAC mocks Gingrich for exaggerating his ties to Reagan: 

 Restore Our Future is also targeting Newt's electability:

Romney takes the Freddie Mac line to one of the hardest hit states in the housing crash: 

Romney has now opened up a 15-point lead over Gingrich among Latino voters in Florida. The latest Spanish-language ad from Mitt's camp here. From a translation

And Reagan definitely would have never offended us, Hispanics, as Gingrich did by saying that Spanish is the language of the ghetto.

As per Senator Marco Rubio's denunciation, Newt is now pulling a radio spot that accused Romney of being "anti-immigrant." Meanwhile, the Democratic group American Bridge takes aim at Romney on immigration: 

Alex Burns is impressed

The last few days have been a vivid illustration of the research and preparedness gap between Romney and his intra-party rivals. The former Massachusetts governor has delivered a detailed, information-rich attack on Gingrich – some of it easily rebuttable for candidates with full-scale research operations. That won’t be the case in the general election, as the Bridge memo makes clear.

Here's the DNC's insta-ad on Romney's tax returns: 

Steve Benen provides some context:

According to the former governor’s aides, Romney had $3 million in his Swiss account, held at UBS. Brad Malt, who helps oversee Romney’s investments, said told reporters yesterday, “It was a bank account, nothing more and nothing less.” Not surprisingly, there are additional questions about why, exactly, Romney had $3 million stashed in Switzerland.

Martin Sullivan, contributing editor of Tax Analysts, a nonpartisan research organization, said he was surprised Romney had a Swiss bank account since such accounts were sometimes used to hide assets. “Why would somebody who knows he’s going to be so visible screw around with a Swiss account?”

Brian Beutler has more