David Axelrod, senior campaign adviser to President Barack Obama, called former House Speaker Newt Gingrich the "godfather of gridlock."
"Jon Huntsman is attacking him in New Hampshire," Axelrod said. "I was amused by the Newt Gingrich ad because he talked about how he's going to bring the country together to solve problems. You talk about the godfather of gridlock here. The guy who two decades ago really invented the kind of tactics that have now become commonplace in Washington. So, this is a whole new Newt," he said.