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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
This just gets more and more interesting...
1 posted on 12/23/2007 12:09:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since they are attacking Romney, I’m guessing they’ll get a pass from the Fred supporters for denigrating the National Right to Life committee. Since NRTL endorsed Thompson, pretty much anything bad said about them has been used as proof of liberalness or worse.


2 posted on 12/23/2007 12:12:40 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTW, I’m guessing if they formed because NRTL wasn’t pro-life enough for them, they probably are dissappointed in most of our candidates, including Romney.

A lot of our “pro-life” candidates support abortion for rape and incest, after all. The NRTL will give their endorsement to candidates who support killing babies beause of the sins of their father, but I bet this new group doesn’t.

But since they don’t really like Huckabee, I’m guessing that leaves them few choices. Alan Keyes, Duncan Hunter?


3 posted on 12/23/2007 12:14:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
"Since they are attacking Romney, I’m guessing they’ll get a pass from the Fred supporters for denigrating the National Right to Life committee. Since NRTL endorsed Thompson, pretty much anything bad said about them has been used as proof of liberalness or worse."

Are you a professional sh*t-stirrer or just a promising amateur? I'd love to know which campaign you actually work for.

4 posted on 12/23/2007 12:15:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Would you like to tell us what about the ad is untrue?

Character matters...and not just for Democratic candidates. And, Romney has no character.

It's shameful we actually have "conservatives" supporting such a liar.

5 posted on 12/23/2007 12:18:14 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck is a paid Romney staffer.


6 posted on 12/23/2007 12:19:33 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know who that is. I'd be interested to know who is really behind that group. --Slick Willard


It's the Romney Sleaze Machine Prime Directive in action: don't address the message, attack--or in this case impugn--the messenger.

7 posted on 12/23/2007 12:22:07 PM PST by Petronski (Who has 47% core opposition? Hillary . . . . and Slick Willard!)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I can certainly see why Willard’s negatives are as high as Hillary’s.


8 posted on 12/23/2007 12:23:54 PM PST by Petronski (Who has 47% core opposition? Hillary . . . . and Slick Willard!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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."

That's our Mitt boy, doncha just love him? How can anyone not want this man of integrity to be our Prez, he is just soooo cool.

9 posted on 12/23/2007 12:39:14 PM PST by HerrBlucher (He's the coolest thing around, gonna shut HRC down, gonna turn it on, wind it up, blow em out, FDT!)
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To: HerrBlucher
     Can you really imagine this bunch in the White House? 


 

        HEEHAW, HEEHAW
Hey mom...what's for super? Pedro is back. He slipped over the border  yesterday, do you think we can get Maria to cook up some her fine tacos?

 I would rather vote for a Democrat than that....more government involvement...amnesty pushing... foreign affairs ignorant......Bush bashing....high taxing....parole giving...credential lying.....preacher hick from Arkansas. That's about it (sure I missed something)

Karl Rove might be right when he said to get ready for a Democratic era in the White House.  A vote for Huckabee is a vote for a Democrat, no matter which party wins.

10 posted on 12/23/2007 1:47:09 PM PST by glmjr
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To: glmjr

I see Flicker Farkle, but where’s Ferd Berfle in that pic?


11 posted on 12/23/2007 1:52:27 PM PST by HerrBlucher (He's the coolest thing around, gonna shut HRC down, gonna turn it on, wind it up, blow em out, FDT!)
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To: glmjr

 

Giuliani  = Liberal

Has our Party gone the way of the dinosaurs?
Have we lost our values?

If we elect a man who supports gay rights and is pro-choice, we can no longer call ourselves conservative.  Have we sunk so low that we would elect a person who dresses in drag?  Marches in gay pride parades?   Giuliani is a liberal running as a conservative.  He's pro-amnesty, pro-gun control, and pro-gay.  He is intelligent and has governed New York City successfully, BUT he is not a true conservative by any measure.  Conservatives wake up?
God help us if we elect a liberal
.


Giuliani in drag

 

 


Giuliani in drag

12 posted on 12/23/2007 1:53:53 PM PST by glmjr
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To: glmjr
Mike Huckabee Says He Doesn’t Recall If He Wrote Line About Bush ‘Bunker Mentality,’ After Rice Denounces Article

     Yeah,....Right...You convinced me.

       "Saddle Me Up"

13 posted on 12/23/2007 1:54:56 PM PST by glmjr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I don't know who that is. I'd be interested to know who is really behind that group"

That's a fair question.

14 posted on 12/23/2007 2:07:12 PM PST by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We just flat-out don’t believe the guy.”

What a refreshing statement in the political sphere.


15 posted on 12/23/2007 3:07:55 PM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: glmjr
BUMP TO "SADDLE ME UP"

FRED VETS, SIGN UP TODAY AT:

16 posted on 12/23/2007 3:27:02 PM PST by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: W04Man

BTTT


17 posted on 12/23/2007 3:30:21 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m supporting Mitt Romney. I collected signatures for Mitt Romney, and for Fred Thompson, to get on the ballot in Virginia. I sent money to Fred Thompson, and to Duncan Hunter.

I read up on all the candidates, and when asked, provide that information. When I find Huckabee supporters, I tell them there are questions they need to ask, and tell them where to get the answers. When I find people attacking Fred or Mitt, I explain why they are wrong.

That’s about all I have time for. I am on the republican committee, so I work for all our republican candidates in the general election, putting up signs, phone banking, etc., but we aren’t there yet.

Unfortunately, I haven’t found anybody willing to pay me. ;-)

Actually, I’m not looking for that kind of pressure.

When it was noted a month ago that the NRTL did not represent the most pure of the pro-life supporters, that idea was attacked. Well, here is the group that proves that point.


18 posted on 12/23/2007 4:21:55 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Ol' Sparky

You are wrong. I’d say more, but I can’t know for certain that you deliberately lied about me, or are simply delusional.


19 posted on 12/23/2007 4:28:49 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Petronski

What’s there to refute? I could put out an ad that notes that Fred Thompson was the reason CFR passed, so when he now claims he thinks it was wrong, I just can’t trust him.

What could he say back? It’s true that he supported CFR, he spoke for it, he voted for it, he was the reason it passed the Senate. All he could say is that I was wrong not to trust him now. But what kind of response would that be?

Romney has already “responded”, because he has stated his position, and his position is a refutation of ad’s warning that Romney won’t be pro-life.

Romney will be as pro-life as Fred Thompson, probably a little more. But if they want to not trust him, that’s not something that can be “refuted”.


20 posted on 12/23/2007 4:31:48 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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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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