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Mitt Romney Is Coming for Your Kosher Food, Old Florida Jews

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich (L) autographs the earrings of Judy Youngblood (R) at a rally on January 30, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Gingrich signs a old woman's earring.

With the most recent polls showing him trailing Mitt Romney by anywhere from five to sixteen points, Newt Gingrich has just one more day before the Florida primary to make his pitch to any remaining undecideds. And he's doing it by turning the panderfier up to eleven:

At his first rally of the morning, Newt Gingrich rolled out a new attack line: Mitt Romney took kosher food away from elderly Jewish people. "He eliminated serving kosher food for elderly Jewish residents under Medicare," Gingrich said. "I did not know this, it just came out yesterday. The more we dig in, I understand why George Soros in Europe yesterday said it makes no difference if it's Romney or Obama, we can live with either one."

We're pretty sure George Soros didn't have Kosher food in mind when he said that, but anyway, Gingrich is referring to Friday's New York Post report that Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, vetoed $600,000 in funding "for poor Jewish nursing-home residents to get kosher meals." Certainly, it's safe to assume that preventing old Jewish people from eating Kosher meals will be one of Romney's priorities as president, as well. But not if Newt Gingrich has anything to say about it. Under President Gingrich, funding for Kosher food will remain secure, even if he has to sneak it into the Moon Base Act, the Hurricane Prevention Act, or the Mandatory Weekly Phone Calls From Your Grandkids Act.

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