Gingrich uses Facebook Timeline to chronicle Romney’s alleged flip-flops

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"Governor Romney has a long history as a liberal Massachusetts Republican who is out of touch with the concerns of the working conservative base of the Republican Party. And now voters can track his liberal and out-of-touch record on Facebook,” said Gingrich spokesman Joe DeSantis in a statement.

The page is an inventive take on the new Facebook technology, and one likely to be mirrored by other campaigns in the future. Gingrich was the first 2012 GOP presidential candidate to embrace the feature and debut a 21st century version of the traditional candidate bio. President Obama notably launched his own version of the Facebook Timeline weeks after Gingrich.

Romney has found his political rivals eager to use the Web to forward the narrative that his positions are borne out of political opportunism. Democrats have launched a "WhichMitt" online campaign that similarly chronicles Romney's seeming equivocations.

The Romney campaign blasted that effort, saying Democrats were trying to "distract attention" from their record.

“President Obama has resorted to blaming everyone else for his failures in a transparent attempt to distract attention from the fact that unemployment has risen above 9% and 25 million Americans are out of work, underemployed, or have simply given up," said Romney spokesman Andrea Saul.

Gingrich, meanwhile, has prided himself on the use of social media in his campaign, repeatedly touting new Web services as a cheaper and more efficient way to reach voters. In his Election Night speech Tuesday, Gingrich urged supporters to go on Facebook and Twitter to promote his "Newt=$2.50 gas" plan.

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