DES MOINES, IOWA — Turn on the radio here and you’re going to get a taste of how hard Mitt Romney is working to stamp out Newt Gingrich’s support with conservatives.
In a new radio ad launched by the Romney campaign in Iowa last week, Romney turns to conservative fire-breather Ann Coulter to make the case that he’s the most electable candidate in the Republican race. Having made a living off saying things that no politician would likely wish to be closely associated with, it’s an interesting choice — and a sign that Romney is going all out to cast himself as the more pure conservative choice to Gingrich.
“These are predictions but I think it’s going to be Romney,” she said then. “And I think Romney is the strongest candidate. And I think Republicans want to beat Obama. And Romney is the best one to do that.”
Most of the line makes it into Romney’s radio ad, which also features John Thune and Paul Ryan saying nice things about the former Massachusetts governor.
Take a listen: