Newt Mocks Mitt for Speaking French
'Just like John Kerry, he speaks French, too,' Gingrich ad says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2012 11:28 PM CST
Updated Jan 13, 2012 7:49 AM CST
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(Newser) – There's still more than a week to go until the South Carolina primary but Newt Gingrich's campaign may have already reached the bottom of the barrel. His campaign's new "French Connection" ad, in an effort to portray Mitt Romney as just another Massachusetts liberal, points out that Romney speaks French—just like John Kerry, Politico reports.

The ad shows a clip of Kerry speaking French and a clip of Romney—who spent years in France as a Mormon missionary—saying "Bonjour, je m'appelle Mitt Romney" in a promotional video for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, which he ran. The Gingrich spot makes no mention of fellow French-speakers John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, or both Roosevelts.

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trailmix
Jan 14, 2012 10:58 PM CST
Ya just newt this was going to happen.
NoddaAndYou
Jan 13, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Bwahahahaha. Obama isn't going to have to really do anything more than replay Newt's campaign ads for the next year, and show up to the debates. They're making this way too easy.
SpaceKush14
Jan 13, 2012 11:40 AM CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og0HqSZVKqA Newt attempting to apologize in Spanish, quite pathetic