Gingrich Says Voters will Look Past Rivals' Attacks
Newt Gingrich, Republican candidate for president, chided his rivals for the recent splurge of negative campaign ads on the airwaves, reports Associated Press.
Gingirch also said separately that his personal history would not be to blame if he loses voters’ support in Iowa, but the polls ahead of the Jan. 3 caucus may show volatile results.
"If you look at the amount of negative ads being run in Iowa by my opponents, I would be very surprised if we didn't see some ups and downs over the next three weeks," he said.
Rival Rick Perry launched an attack ad Thursday casting both Gingrich and Romney as Washington insiders lacking true conservative credentials.
Romney has also turned his focus on the former Speaker, painting him as an unreliable leader to voters. Candidates Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum have also joined in piling on the critcism in recent weeks.
In his latest ad, Gingrich said voters want to hear politicians offer solutions for the nation's problems, not personal attacks.
"These are challenging and important times for America. We want and deserve solutions," Gingrich said in the ad running in Iowa, trying to stay above the fray while still poking at his opponents. "Others seem to be more focused on attacks rather than moving the country forward. That's up to them."
Gingrich said Thursday that he has surged ahead in the polls because voters are looking past his troubled personal history for a candidate who has had big achievements.