Less than 24 hours before the South Carolina primary, things have turned nasty.
An unknown group has sent out a spoofed email, claiming Newt Gingrich forced his second wife to have an abortion.
From the Daily Caller:
In the dead heat of the South Carolina primary race, Newt Gingrich’s resurgence is seeing the sort of dirty-tricks response that the Palmetto State is famous for. A second phony email surfaced Friday that claimed Gingrich forced his second wife Marianne to undergo an abortion.
An earlier email, distributed widely in South Carolina, appeared to come from CNN. The second one masqueraded as a message from the Gingrich presidential campaign itself.
“Newt Gingrich released the following statement regarding reports that he forced ex-wife Marianne Gingrich to terminate a pregnancy,” the phony email read, followed by a false statement from Gingrich:
I have said many times, including on the debate stage last night, that I am not a perfect human being and I have made mistakes in my life. This was one of them. I have had to apologize to God and to seek reconciliation. The fact is, I am not proud of some decisions I have made or actions I have taken, but I believe in the power of redemption and I trust the voters of South Carolina do as well.
Although Marianne Gingrich publicly claimed Thursday that Gingrich asked her to participate in an “open marriage,” she made no statement about having had an abortion.
Included in the email was the correct contact information of Gingrich press secretary R. C. Hammond.
The email’s graphics included a message claiming that it was “paid for by Newt 2012.” The sender substituted the number “1” in “2012” with a lowercase letter L.
The Romney campaign is well known for dirty tricks. They did it in 2008 and are doing it again in 2012.
It speaks volumes to the character of the Romney campaign and Romney that these are the types of tactics they have to stoop to.
If someone has to use these kind of dirty tricks to become President, are they really the kind of person we want as President?
Newt Gingrich won South Carolina!!!!!! It was just announce by Fox News!
I hope the person who did this gets what they deserve. But I will leave it in GOD's hands. Whoever is doing this is inhumane.
If it is truly Romney or his people, they'd better get out of the Campaign, right now. If it isn't, then I appologise. but t is truly decasse. It is terribly hurtful.
Romney and cry baby indorses Newt Finally.
Congratulation Newt next president of the USA.
Paul to indorse Newt yaaaaaa Newt next president of the USA
OMG all for Newt ant it grate ??????????
Paul romney and cry baby is all indorsing Newt there is a God
Can you believe it Paul, Romney, and cry baby or all indorsing Newt. What could be better. I want to go out and buy a pizza.
But I am to drunk to drive