In a clear rebuke of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a gathering of party leaders, former rival Newt Gingrich declared Thursday, “I would like to say to every consultant in this party, if you think you can target less than 100 percent, you’re not going to get any more business.” …

“I believe we are at a turning point where, over the next two or three years, we’re going to make enormous decisions. And I am going to warn you in advance, they will be controversial decisions and it will involve great deal of arguing and a large amount of passion,” Gingrich said. “We are faced with the obligation to think profoundly … and do things that are very new and very different.”

First and foremost, Gingrich said, “We need to quit listening to Washington.” Pointing to the 30 Republican governors around the country, “One of the major jobs of House Republicans should be to form a daily alliance with your governors.”