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The First Honest Super PAC Ad

March 5, 2012
Perhaps none of the Republican presidential candidates has as much riding on Super Tuesday as Newt Gingrich. By his own standards, if he loses his home state of Georgia, his campaign is over. A super-PAC bankrolled by his allies is calling Tuesday's vote "life or death to America as we know and love it.''

That's a little over the top. But the call to action from Winning our Future is unusually frank in its description of one of the weakest GOP fields in decades.

We are not doing this because we are in love with Newt Gingrich.

We are not doing this because we believe Mitt Romney is evil.

Nor because we believe Rick Santorum is a liberal.

We are doing this because we believe that Newt Gingrich is the ONLY way to BEAT BARACK OBAMA. Period.

This may be the first super-PAC appeal that acknowledges its candidate has become unlovable. A USA Today/Gallup poll last month found voters viewed Gingrich more negatively than any other candidate, with 61 percent having an unfavorable view of the former House speaker.

But his super PAC argues he's worth it to "create Barack Obama's worst nightmare - facing Newt Gingrich on the debate stage in front of a national audience.' You may not like him but you're gonna love what he does to Obama on national TV -- that may be the most persuasive pitch from Gingrich's team in weeks.
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