Published: Jan 29, 2012 11:23 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. - Riding an increasing wave of momentum ahead of Tuesday's Primary, Mitt Romney came out swinging on Sunday. In front of an overflow crowd downtown, the Republican Presidential Candidate continued his Florida strategy of attacking Newt Gingrich.

"At the time people were standing up and saying we need to reform this system, Speaker Gingrich was paid $1.6 Million to stand up and do what he did," said Romney, referring to the Former Speaker's time with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Rep. Connie mack, himself a Senate Candidate, has been one of Romney's most reliable surrogates in Florida. He spent the last week on Gingrich attack mode, though Sunday he only alluded to Romney's top rival.

"There are others in this race who have a very checkered past when it comes to ethics and honesty...but not Mitt Romney," said Mack.

"He's now finding excuses everywhere he can," said Romney of Gingrich, "he's on TV this morning going from station to station going through what are the reasons he's had difficulties in Florida."

"You know we have a President who is full of excuses, the time for excuses is over, it's time to produce."