Newt-bashing coming from notable conservative pundits as well as competing candidates is off-putting for a few reasons.
Of course, the moment Newt Gingrich became the frontrunner, the other candidates jumped ship. Suddenly, an entire slew of attack ads came out in Iowa from the Ron Paul campaign against Newt Gingrich. Similarly, the Romney campaign immediately went on the attack. Then, of course, Romney’s “career politician” surrogates in Washington like John Sununu came out kicking and screaming. Even Ann Coulter wrote many recent weekly columns bashing Newt Gingrich.