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Tuesday
Dec272011

Romney to Gingrich: ‘Get It Organized’

ABC News(PORTSMOUTH, N.H.) -- Asked about Newt Gingrich’s failure to get on the Virginia ballot, Mitt Romney on Tuesday didn’t hold back judgment.

“I think he compared it to Pearl Harbor. It’s more like Lucille Ball and the chocolate factory,” said Romney at a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H. “You got to get it organized.”

Gingrich failed to meet the 10,000 signature threshold to get his name on the Virginia ballot over the weekend and his campaign manager later took to Facebook, comparing it to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

“Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced and unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action,” wrote Gingrich’s National Campaign Director Michael Krull.

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Monday
Dec262011

Newt’s Virginia Ballot Debacle: Pearl Harbor?

AFP/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Responding to his campaign’s inability to secure a spot for its candidate on the GOP presidential primary ballot in Virginia — the state where the candidate resides — Newt Gingrich’s national campaign director Michael Krull took to Facebook  to say he and Gingrich agreed that the analogy for the setback was the attack on Pearl Harbor.

“Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action,” Krull wrote.

A Gingrich aide confirmed that Krull was referring to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and added “not necessarily just the attack, but the idea we faced a setback and we must regroup, we must move ahead.”

On Dec. 7, 1941, two waves of Japanese fighter planes attacked U.S. forces in Hawaii, killing 2,403 Americans (including 68 civilians) and wounding 1,178 civilians and military; sinking or damaging 21 ships in the U.S. Pacific fleet; and destroying 188 U.S. aircraft and damaging 159.

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