Romney Says Gingrich Resigned “In Disgrace”

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After taking a shellacking in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is starting off his Florida campaign on the attack.

And he’s going after chief rival Newt Gingrich’s character. At a Florida rally today, Romney said “We’re not choosing a talk show host, alright? We’re choosing a leader.” A more aggressive Romney called the former House speaker a “failed leader,” who had to “resign in disgrace.”

Romney referred to the ethics investigation that resulted in a rare reprimand for a House speaker.

There will be debates Monday and Thursday in Florida, leading up to the primary in 10 days.

Source: Associated Press