So far, Mitt Romney has had only one line of attack against Newt Gingrich, who has surged in the polls and now leads the former Massachusetts governor in Iowa--Romney implies that Gingrich is a creature of Washington, a “career politician.”
It’s the same label that the Romney camp slapped on Rick Perry, who is now in the low single digits in Iowa. In contrast, Romney describes himself as a career businessman and jobs creator, who can pull the U.S. economy back onto solid footing.
But the Democratic National Committee sees it differently. In a new Web video, Democrats trace Romney’s political career back to 1994, when he first ran for Senate. Add to that a 2002 run for the Massachusetts statehouse, and two runs for the White House, and by the DNC’s math, the “career politician” label can be applied to Romney too.