Mitt Romney lashed back at his rival Newt Gingrich in a rally at Wofford College Wednesday, comparing the former Speaker of the House to a former Democratic vice-president.
Romney slammed Gingrich for taking credit for jobs that were created while was a member of Congress in the 1980s, “Congressmen taking credit for helping create jobs is like Al Gore taking credit for the internet,” he jokingly told the crowd, adding that the other 434 members of Congress also deserved credit under that logic.
“Government doesn’t create jobs. It’s the private sector that creates jobs,” Romney continued.
About 300 people gathered for the Spartanburg rally. The Wofford auditourium is the same venue that also hosted a CBS debate in November.
Meanwhile, at an event in Warrenville Wednesday, Gingrich said Romney’s better-funded campaign was getting desperate after Gingrich’s strong debate performance Monday night. “They thought they could buy this. They’re discovering they can’t buy this,” he told about 200 supporters at Bobby’s BBQ.
Romney will travel to Winthrop University in Rock Hill later Wednesday afternoon and to Seven Oaks Park in Irmo that night.