In his own speech, Romney took turns needling Gingrich and his usual target, President Obama.
"I have been successful as a leader; I didn't get pushed out as a leader," Romney said in a reference to Gingrich.
Romney accused Obama of no having any ideas.
He says he has ideas but you listen and I can't hear them, he just has excuses," he said. "One thing I can tell you, he's out of ideas, he's out of excuses, and in 2012 we'll make sure he's out of a job in the White House."
Later, in Pompano Beach, Florida, Romney offered another version of the same line.
"This president did not cause the recession, he just made it worse and he's made the recovery longer. It's time to get a president who knows how to run an economy," he said. "He's run out of ideas, he's run out of excuses, and in 2012 we're going to make sure to run him out of the White House."
And it's just that mix of focus on the economy and anti-Obama message that is winning over the fickle Republican voters in Florida for Romney.
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