Sunday, January 08, 2012

Newt's New Movie: King of Bain

Update Jan. 11: Watch the movie here. Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (The Venetian) is funding Newt's fight against Millionaire Mitt. Sweet. Millionaire vs. Millionaire. Newt's got a movie coming out Jan. 11:
The film, made by a former Romney staffer from the 2008 campaign, features interviews with around a dozen people who lost their jobs at companies acquired by Bain over the past 20 years. It also closely mirrors attacks that President Barack Obama’s top aides have also leveled at the former Massachusetts governor.

The pro-Gingrich Super PAC, called Winning the Future, plans to make the film available on the Internet this week, while also using extracts from it for short TV ads in South Carolina, whose primary is Jan. 21.

“While Mitt Romney cloaks himself in terms like conservative and free-market, this film is testimony that he is anything but,” said Rick Tyler, a former Gingrich spokesman who is now an adviser to Winning the Future.

“What Romney was doing was not traditional free-market capitalism but a deliberate, predatory, corporate mugging,” said Mr. Tyler.

Winning the Future made the short film available to reporters.

The group is suddenly flush with cash to finance attack ads against Mr. Romney, thanks to a $5 million donation Friday from Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

What makes the film and the upcoming ads so unusual is that Republicans are attacking Republicans over the perceived excesses of capitalism. WSJ

Trailer for Newt's new movie, the King of Bain: