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In Miami, Mitt Romney slams Newt Gingrich on Spanish-language radio: 'I don't think Reagan would have agreed with Gingrich'

As part of the ongoing South Florida presidential primary battle for Hispanic voters, Mitt Romney has a new spot airing in Spanish-language radio in Miami that slams Newt Gingrich's repeated mentions of Ronald Reagan in the former House speaker's advertisements geared at Hispanics. The refrain: "I don't think Reagan would have agreed with Gingrich."

Here's a partial transcript. The translation is ours. (UPDATE: We now have the full transcript, still our translation.) 

Newt Gingrich says he is conservative in the style of Reagan. But let's analyze the facts. Gingrich said he would not change the failed policy of Barack Obama on trips to Cuba that have served to fill the coffers of the Castro tyranny and increase repression on the island. I don't think Reagan would have agreed with Gingrich. Gingrich enriched himself with Freddie Mac, one of the principle companies responsible for the mortgage collapse that has caused so much damage in our community. Reagan would have never joined forces with Nancy Pelosi as Gingrich did for advancing the extreme left agenda. And Reagan would have never offended Hispanics as Gingrich did when he said Spanish is the language of the ghetto. Now, searching for votes, Gingrich wants to change history. But the facts speak for themselves. Paid for by Romney for President, Incorporate.

Romney himself closes out the ad, saying, in halting Spanish: Soy Mitt Romney. Estoy postulado para presidente y apruebo este mensaje. "I'm Mitt Romney. I'm running for president, and I approve this message."

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VelvetJones

Newt: "The facts are not accurate."
Audience: "Yeah!!!!"
Truth: (Weeps silently in the corner)
Mitt: (Pondering) "How is this even a contest?"
Rick: (with typical incredulous look in Tori Spelling lisp) "Why is no one talking about me?"

Thomas Aby

One cannot compair Mitt, the chameleon, wiht Newt the straight shooter who does not hesitate to answer any question unlike Mitt who stummers and stters taking internity to utter some jummbled words for an answer.. or some thing.

Go Mitt! GO!!!!!

Bill Staffen

Strait shooter? More like pot shotter. But I otherwise agree with Mr. Aby's comment!

Ralf

When Romney dodged the qoeutisn at that recent GOP debate on whether he'd release his tax return sort of reminds me of when NJ gov. Chris Christie defensively told a NJ mother, none of your business! when she asked about her kids in public school and his kids in private school. So, it's no surprise or coincidence that Christie endorsed Romney for president. Neither Romney nor Christie are for an open, transparent gov't, even though openness and transparancy in gov't would've been ideal under the Founding Fathers' eyes, as Thomas Jefferson noted that an educated society is a free society. And, it can be bad enough when Obama can't seem to disclose everything of what's going on in gov't, even though an open/transparent gov't is what he campaigned on. Wonder whether Wikileaks can release info on Romney's financial secrecies.

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