I’m talking to Romney, Santorum, Bachmann and Paul. The Freddie Mac digs seem to be getting under Gingrich’s skin. He said he would return all of his Freddie Mac money if Romney returned all of his Bain Capital money (what with all the layoffs and all.) Big tactical mistake by Gingrich trying to avoid the crony capitalist charge by attacking Romney as a rich guy layoff artist. That might work better in a general election and it might even work in a Republican primary (elect someone who reminds you of the guy you work with, not the guy who laid you off - Huckabee) from a less compromised candidate. This is the guy who helped create Staples vs. the guy who shilled for a GSE that cost the taxpayers billions. If Romney can’t turn this to his advantage, then he should go to a local community college and enroll in a remedial public speaking class.
And this works for every one of Gingrich’s opponents. Solyndra was crony capitalism that cost the taxpayer $500 million dollars. The Freddie Mac bailout was 144 Solyndras and counting. And it is even worse than 144 Solyndras . Obama got campaign cash from Solyndra executives. The Freddie Mac bailouts have cost each and every individual American resident $230. That is counting children, noncitizens, everybody. Gingrich got $1.6 million of Freddie Mac spend-it-any-way-you-want-it-money and then praised the company’s business model. Then the taxpayers and the mortgage market were hit with a brick. But Gingrich got his.
Come on people. It isn’t that tough.