Gingrich Super PAC Prepares Another Brutal Attack on Romney

By Molly Ball
The outfit that brought you "King of Bain" readies another no-holds-barred attack on the front-runner's business background.



Winning Our Future, the Sheldon Adelson-funded super PAC backing Newt Gingrich, posted this new video to YouTube late Thursday.

It's a brutal attack on Mitt Romney. The title: "Blood Money."

It begins with a laundry list of anti-Romney buzzwords.

"The contradictions. The tax returns. The Cayman Islands," the ad's onscreen text flashes. "The Obamacare inventor. The $100 million IRA. The exclusive tax rate. The Swiss bank. The serial flip-flopper. The progressive."

Then, as an out-of-context clip of Romney, in ominous black-and-white, says, "There are a lot of reasons not to elect me," more text: "Questionable business background. Questionable conservative. Think you know Mitt Romney? Think again."

The video goes on to imply that Romney "supervised" a group of "con artists" who bilked Medicare. The text underneath says this is a reference to "the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney's and Bain's control."

The 60-second video, according to the text, is a "trailer for Winning Our Future's second film," a "substantiated mini-documentary" entitled "Blood Money: Mitt Romney's Medicare Scandal." 

The is the same organization that brought you "King of Bain," the mini-doc that portrayed Romney as a job-killing corporate raider. Though it was full of inaccuracies and roundly condemned by the GOP establishment, there's evidence those charges had an effect with blue-collar South Carolina voters. A Medicare-based attack, if it gains traction, could resonate with GOP voters in Florida.

According to the PAC, the full documentary will be released Friday, and the trailer will air as a TV ad in Florida.

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