Monday, December 12, 2011

Giuliani on Gingrich's Comeback

“My gut tells me right now as I look at it that Gingrich might actually be the stronger candidate, because I think he can make a broader connection than Mitt Romney to those Reagan Democrats,” Giuliani said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

He continued, “You won't have this barrier of possible elitism that I think Obama could exploit pretty effectively.”

Giuliani said elitism was a charge Democrats would have a hard time lobbing at Gingrich.

“One of the strengths he has is he's got a common touch, he's able to talk to people, he comes from a poor family, understands poverty from that point of view,” Giuliani said. “He doesn't come from the American elite. It's going to be hard to paint him that way. There are a lot of other ways you can paint him, but you can't paint him that way.”

Giuliani was frank in his assessment of Romney, who he said was having trouble connecting with voters despite his varied career experience.

“Gov. Romney has almost a perfect record for a person to be running right now,” Giuliani said. “Experience in government, experience in business. Understands the economy. But there is something missing. You're absolutely right. There's some kind of personal connection that doesn't get made that the other candidates probably do a better job at.”

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