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8:06pm November 18, 2012

Graham, Gingrich Hit Romney on Gifts: “Nuts,” “You’re in a Hole, Stop Digging”

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Republican pushback against former presidential candidate Mitt Romney continued today.  This time that pushback arrived in the form of a hard shove by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

As he answered a question on Romney’s latest statement to donors regarding why he lost, the Republican Senator said, “We’re in a big hole. We’re not getting out of it by comments like that. When you’re in a hole, stop digging. He [Romney] keeps digging.”  Graham made the comments on Meet the Press.

“We’re in a death spiral with Hispanic voters because of rhetoric around immigration,” Graham added as he referred to the GOP’s dismal performance with Hispanic voters. “Candidate Romney, in the primary, dug the hole deeper,” Graham concluded.

Meanwhile over on This Week, former Republican candidate Newt Gingrich called Romney’s characterization of why President Obama won “nuts.”  Conservative commentator George Will also joined in to criticize Romney.

This week was full of negative energy hurled in the direction of Romney after ABC News reported that he had told donors that President Obama won because of “gifts” he delivered to constituents.



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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer and political analyst. She created the blog Crewof42, a blog that covers African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR, WURD, and WVON. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment at USAToday.com and ABC News. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
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  1. [...] to the list of folks on the right who have expressed disappointment in the now infamous “gifts” remark, Carlos Gutierrez, who served as an advisor in the Romney campaign, told CNN’s Candy Crowley [...]



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