We all knew former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was going to have some trouble explaining why he thought attacks on Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital were fair game while he was running against him during their primary race, but are now supposedly unfair when used by President Obama to go after him.
We got our answer as to how he's going to handle that inconsistency on this week's Meet the Press; lie. Here he is immediately following video of President Obama saying that the point of going after Mitt Romney's time at Bain is that he's used that experience as something that qualifies him to be president; not attacking all private equity, and claiming that the President did just that.
If President Obama has been attacking all private equity with the ads they've been running on the air of late, then the same could be said for Newt Gingrich. I've watched both sets of ads and there's not a dime's worth of difference between them or the ads we saw Ted Kennedy run years ago when he was campaigning against Romney for his Senate seat.
Republicans hate these ads because they know they're effective. Gingrich had his fellow Republicans angry at him during the primary for running them for that very reason. Now he and most of our media are trying to give Romney as much cover as possible for what he did during his time at Bain. It's particularly ironic watching Gingrich try to do it after he used those very same attacks just a short while ago. I'm amazed the Romney campaign wants him out there as a surrogate now.