WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - With nothing to lose and hoping to revive his sagging campaign, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich was throwing wild punches against his opponents at a rally in Florida on Sunday, blasting GOP rival Mitt Romney for his moderate positions on social issues. Romney is 'a pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-tax increase moderate from Massachusetts,' Gingrich told an enthusiastic gathering of mostly senior citizens in The Villages, an hour north of Orlando. Trailing badly in the crucial Florida primary with just two days before voters head to their precincts, Gingrich tried to paint himself as the only Republican capable of defeating President Barack Obama and moving the country in a decidedly conservative direction. He struck a defiant pose against critics who charge him with racism in the wake of his claim that Obama will be known as the 'Food Stamp President.' 'I described something which is factually true,' Gingrich said. 'His failed economic policies have forced more Americans to apply for food stamps than any president in history.'
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