Newt Gingrich's long goodbye
2.10pm: Mitt Romney has just finished a press conference after a visit to a NYC firehouse with the city's former mayor, Rudy Guiliani. Many questions about the whole “would you have killed Bin Laden?” thing – yes, he would, duh – and one person shouting “Mitt Romney is a racist!” in the background throughout. New Yorkers, eh?
pm:The Guardian's very own Harry Enten explains the thinkingbehind the “Swiss bank account” ad below. “Obama would also be wise to try to make this election about more than just the raw economic numbers,” he writes:
That's why Obama wants to open a second and related line of attack on Romney's inability to connect with voters – on economic issues. Whether it be about Romney's cars, gardeners, houses, or Swiss bank account, Obama is going to try to kill the narrative that Romney knows how to handle the economy. We saw in the 2010 midterms that a number of incumbents were able to survive, despite low approvals, because they made their opponents seem incompetent or ill-prepared for the job at hand. READ
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