Today we have seen a lot of the last minute type of moves that campaigns do at the last minute to try to change the equations.
This morning Newt directly called Romney a liar. It is something that is normally considered a faux pas but I found it kind of refreshing to hear something like that directly. Norah O’Donnell was totally taken aback by Gingrich’s remarks and her reaction was more amusing to me than Gingrich’s actual statement.
Stacy McCain notes a set of robo calls hitting Santorum, and blames the Perry camp with a remark that is biting:
if desperation was a cologne fragrance, they’d reek of it.
The general consensus is both of these moves are bad but the dumb move of the day comes from the Ron Paul crowd heckling Santorum:
Rick Santorum was heckled by Ron Paul supporters as he left a high school in West Des Moines on Tuesday.
The crowd chanted “Big-spending Rick” and “nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye.”
It doesn’t surprise me as the Paul folks were doing the same type of thing to Mitt in NH last month. I remember it well because those Paul supporters in NH laughed at me for being a Santorum supporter. Take a look at their reaction
The Paul folks aren’t laughing anymore.
Update: I’m sure the Paul campaign is glad this story didn’t break any earlier as it might not play with evangelicals in Iowa:
On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Rep. Ron Paul just scored a big endorsement. “After polling all the girls,” says brothel owner and star of HBO’s Cathouse, Dennis Hof, “The Moonlite Bunny Ranch” has endorsed Ron Paul for president.
It’s interesting to see why they abandoned Obama:
Hof organized a meeting of over 500 girls. “A lot of them supported Obama last time,” he said. But because he signed a bill allowing for human consumption of wild horses … the girls (who — after all — live on a ranch) don’t want any part of Obama.”
and they are offering…incentives for Paul supporters:
During the month of January, he said, the ranch is offering two bunnies for the price of one. All you have to do is come in and say: “I”m pimping for Paul.”
Exit question, would that extra hooker have to be claimed by the Paul campaign as a “contribution in kind”?