Skip to comments.Deal not sealed, Romney hits Santorum with big ad buys
Posted on 03/08/2012 10:50:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign would like to be focusing its attacks on Democratic President Barack Obama around now.
But after failing to seize control of the Republican nomination race on "Super Tuesday," Romney cannot shake off rival Rick Santorum, whom he criticized on Thursday as a political insider.
Opening up a new front against Santorum, the Romney campaign accused him of being a lobbyist in his home state of Pennsylvania even before he went to Washington in 1991.
Romney's campaign also attacked Santorum for holding regular meetings with lobbyists as a Senate leader, part of the Republican "K Street Project" seeking to increase the party's influence in the capital.
"Senator Santorum's claims to be a Washington outsider are at odds with the facts. After serving as a lobbyist in Pennsylvania before running for Congress, Santorum became a go-to guy for D.C. lobbyists while he served in the Senate," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement headlined: "Lobbyist/Congressman/Senator Rick Santorum: The Insider's Insider."(continued)
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03/05/12 09:14 AM ET
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft endorsed Mitt Romney on Monday.
Ashcroft, who served under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, cited Romneys record as governor of Massachusetts, as well as his work organizing the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, as evidence that Romney would be an iron-willed president.
In May 2006, based on conversations with members of Congress, key aides and lobbyists, The Hill magazine listed Ashcroft as one of top 50 “hired guns” that K Street had to offer.
Same Washington, Different Office; John Ashcroft Sets Up Shop As Well-Connected Lobbyist
By LESLIE WAYNE
Published: March 17, 2006
As attorney general, John Ashcroft was a model of moral rectitude to his conservative supporters. To his liberal detractors, he was overly self-righteous. Mr. Ashcroft sees himself simply as a man of integrity, and to him that is worth a lot.
So in the era of the Jack Abramoff scandal, Mr. Ashcroft has become a Washington lobbyist, setting himself up as something of an anti-Abramoff and marketing his insider’s knowledge of how Washington works.
“Onoz! Ricky-boy was a lobbyist! Oh, me, oh, my!” — Twit Wrong-me
Rick and Newt need to run an ad countering this with Romney saying in 2004 that Washington is the place to go for money, as well as Romney openly endorsing Obamacare in 2008. Those ads need to be ran NOW by both
For the record, I’m never voting for this Romney freak.
“...Romney would be an iron-willed president...”
What is Ashcroft smoking?!
This has got to be the craziest, stupidest statement I’ve read today.
Romney is the weather cock candidate; he spins and points any dirction the political winds blow. That is hardly what one would call “iron-willed”.
Is what moral? Bringing up a candidate’s past political record?
Bah! Don’t doubt Ashcroft the pure. Maybe Romney has promised to cover all the nekkid statues throughout the country. :p
That was funny, when Ashcroft was AG.
I’m an Art Historian by education, and was flabbergasted by his actions. How silly. It reminded me of people who during the 19th century would cover piano legs with pantaloons!
Ineligible Dog Abuser and Backstabber:
"Put this thing on the roof of our car."
Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus
"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."
"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"
"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "
"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."
PolitickerNY has a report out Tuesday that
Seamus, the dog Romney famously put on the
roof of the car when the family drove to Canada in
1983, may have actually run away once the
Romneys reached the Great White North. As any
Gail Collins readers will know by now, a 2004
Boston Globe story revealed that Mitt Romney
strapped his dog's crate to the roof of the family
car, terrifying the pooch in the process. Though it
was intended as an illustration of Romney's quirky
crisis-management, pet lovers everywhere have let
it live on as evidence of candidate's cruelty.
PolitckerNY's Hunter Walker cites two anonymous
sources who say the Romney sons told reporters
off-the-record that Seamus actually ran away once
they reached Canada. Mitt Romney has said
Seamus lived long past that trip, and that he
enjoyed riding on top of the car, by way of
deflecting attacks from PETA and other animal
advocates. But expect this new development to
fuel the arguments of those who think the act was abusive.
Giving the nomination to Romney. Immoral.
Santorum would be quite pleased to be Romney’s VP. Do you still think it immoral?
I do. Both men are politically establishment, willing to do almost anything when in office. Their records prove that point.
You seriously need to check the facts about your candidate, who for many years was a pariah here on FR ... Where were you? Asleep?
3 posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 11:29:06 PM by AmericanInTokyo (Romney and Obama and elites licking chops over their successful “divide and conquer” strategy)
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What's your beef? The fact that Santorum is finally being vetted, and truth coming out that he is a liar and dishonest.
Too bad, so sad!
Trying to turn the subject away onto someone else is disingenuous, and being rude to me only makes you look like a chump!