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More on That Anti-Romney Iowa TV ad
ABC News ^ | December 23, 2007 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 12/23/2007 12:09:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

As we reported on the blog yesterday, a group calling itself American Right to Life Action, is running TV ads against Mitt Romney here in Iowa on the Fox News Channel.

In Tuftonboro, N.H., Romney said about the ad, from ABC News' Matt Stuart, "I don't know who that is. I'd be interested to know who is really behind that group. I'm very proud that the Massachusetts Citizens for Life, which is the premier right-to-life group in Massachusetts, awarded me their leadership award. My record in being pro-life is very clear as the governor of Massachusetts and my guess is that there is some group that is pulling for another candidate and is trying to find some way to go after me and that is just the nature of politics."

Just got off the phone with Steve Curtis -- former chair of the Colorado Republican party -- who's the president of American Right to Life Action. He says the organization is not supporting any candidate, though his personal preference would be for Alan Keyes. He doesn't particularly like Mike Huckabee, either, he says. Or, obviously, Rudy Giuliani. He has no views of Fred Thompson other than he enjoyed his work on "Law & Order."

The group was formed in November during a summit in Denver with about 30 different anti-abortion leaders who are dissatisfied with the National Right to Life Committee. "Most of what they do isn't pro-life," Curtis says. He believes NRLC's push to pursue restrictions on abortion rights -- waiting periods, for example -- is a flawed policy.

"They're too political and not serious enough about the issue of abortion," Curtis says. "They support child-killing regulation bills." Curtis says "so long as the legislation ends with 'then you can kill a baby'" he thinks such restrictions are pro-abortion.

What does his group have against Mitt Romney? The former Massachusetts governor says he's changed his mind and now opposes abortion rights just like President Ronald Reagan and former Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill -- what's wrong with that explanation?

"The problem is he keeps changing back," Curtis says. "He flips and flops. What he says on the issue depends on where he's at and who he's talking to. We just flat-out don't believe the guy."

Curtis says the anti-Romney ad ran 192 times here on Fox News Channel in Iowa, at a cost of $12,000. They may triple that ad buy.


TOPICS: Colorado; Iowa; Massachusetts; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 527; abortion; ads; advertising; alankeyes; election; electionpresident; elections; flipflop; flipflopper; fredthompson; gop; ia2008; iowa; jaketapper; mikehuckabee; mittromney; prolife; republicans; righttolife; romney; rudygiuliani
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The problem is he keeps changing back," Curtis says.

One minute it's the magical underpants, the next minute he wants normal underpants.

It'd confuse anyone!

21 posted on 12/23/2007 4:34:20 PM PST by humblegunner (My KungFu is ten times power.)
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To: HerrBlucher
The problem is he keeps changing back," Curtis says. "He flips and flops. What he says on the issue depends on where he's at and who he's talking to.

Well, He's certainly sounded consistant on the issue in every interview, debate, speech, and press conference he's held. There's no indication he's going around secretly telling some people he's pro-choice.

22 posted on 12/23/2007 4:34:29 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: glmjr

"Hello, we are the Mike Huckabee family from Arkansas"
"I'm not this overweight anymore, and run in marathons, but the childish couch potatoes out there can't stand that I'm actually doing well with many voters. So, they feel compeled to slander and ridicule me whenever they can"
"Well, all I can say is "God Bless them", they need it"

23 posted on 12/23/2007 5:11:27 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Troll on, trolly troll.


24 posted on 12/23/2007 5:24:05 PM PST by Petronski (Who has 47% core opposition? Hillary . . . . and Slick Willard!)
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To: W04Man

Howdy! I'm Fred D. Thompson, and just like this guy here in this picture, John Wayne, I was an actor. Neither of us ever served a day's military service, but we did play military guys in the movies. That makes me an expert on military affairs. Hey, I'm also a trial lawyer which means I'm part of one of the most trusted professions in the U.S.! Goodness, I was even a mediocre senator from the urban and sophisticated state of Tennessee. I didn't do much good as a senator, but heck, at least I didn't do any real harm....except maybe that McCain thing...but we all make mistakes and nobody is really interested in mine anyway because I have a good looking wife and Rush Limbaugh likes me, because I'm part of the old time GOP establisment.....Be sure to vote for me or I'll threaten you like I did Paul Newman in "Fatman and Littleboy" - I trully do love playing the heavy!!!

25 posted on 12/23/2007 5:36:18 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas
It's pathetic that certainly people have to stoop to attacking people because they are overweight. Can you imagine if Rush Limbaugh had been rejected when he first began in talk radio because he was a fat guy?
26 posted on 12/23/2007 8:58:23 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: glmjr
You really should consider that your continuous spamming of every thread with those fat pictures of Huckabee might backfire. America is a fat nation.
27 posted on 12/23/2007 11:53:07 PM PST by Earthdweller (The elite media, buddies of Romney F Kerry and the socialist march to China.)
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To: Sola Veritas
Trying to speak truth..

Not that I've ever noticed.

28 posted on 12/24/2007 4:14:13 AM PST by John Valentine
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To: Sola Veritas
Sola, your RINO is GOING DOWN!!!!
NOTHING YOU CAN POST ON FR IS GONNA STOP IT!

29 posted on 12/24/2007 4:32:40 AM PST by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: Sola Veritas
Sola, your RINO is GOING DOWN!!!!
NOTHING YOU CAN POST ON FR IS GONNA STOP IT!

30 posted on 12/24/2007 4:33:18 AM PST by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: W04Man

Sola, your RINO is GOING DOWN!!!!
NOTHING YOU CAN POST ON FR IS GONNA STOP IT!

My sincere apology Colonel for using your post as a jumping off place to vent. Your post was not the one directly attacking Governor Huckabee by posting a “less than flatering” picture of his family and I should not have targeted your post. It was also wrong, on my part, to attack Senator Thompson’s age. I publically apologize for that. Should Senator Thompson get the GOP nomination, I would be glad to honor him as Commander and Chief.

Colonel Sir, God Bless you for your service. And may God Bless all veterens past, present, and future.


31 posted on 12/24/2007 11:18:36 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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