Skip to comments.Mitt Romney's Cyberwar on Rick Perry (an anti-Perry website show Romney is desperate)
Posted on 10/18/2011 10:29:29 PM PDT by Sun
Mitt Romney is going negative on Rick Perry, and he's using one of the most tried-and-true methods: the Internet. Today, Romney for President Inc. launched (snip) an anti-Rick Perry website aimed at undermining the former Massachusetts governor's best-funded opponent. snip
The Washington Post shows other anti-Perry Web domain names are being gobbled up snip
While no one is claiming ownership of the anti-Perry domains, The Post's Philip Rucker and T.W. Farnam note that the same day the domain names were purchased, Romney's campaign bought $2,851 worth of domain names at GoDaddy.com, which was the same vendor that sold the anti-Perry domains. snip
Interestingly, there's another campaign that may be gobbling up anti-Perry domains as well: President Obama's.
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I'm not even a Perry supporter, but Perry is far better than Romney, and more importantly, what's right is right, and what's wrong is wrong.
btw, I first learned about this on Mark Levin's Tuesday show.
Have any of you ever heard of a presidential candidate having a special ANTI-WEBSITE against their opponent? It's not very classy, and also not very presidential.
The scumbag will do anything to win.
If Perry could just string a couple of sentences together, I might get excited about him. The dream act in Texas was a non-starter for me. And Romney’s youtube talks do not exactly have me jumping up and down that he is “now” a conservative.
Romney got his ass handed to him tonight. Fake websites and all the money in the world isn’t gonna save this dope. This evening is the beginning of the end for Mittens.
They have anti candidate radio spots and tv ads. Don’t really see how this is anything but an extension of previous politics.
Still pretty sad. I wonder if any candidate would ever do an old school proper debate instead of this circus show we get on tv.
From the Opening Post article:
“Interestingly, there’s another campaign that may be gobbling up anti-Perry domains as well: President Obama’s.”
It goes well with your tagline. :)
Romney is so much like Obama.
Regardless of how you feel about Perry what Romney (and Obama) seem to be doing are desperate and clASSless.
By the way, your guy did well. Maybe he might team up with my guy to bring down Mittens? Its so important.
I’m so glad that the other candiates have attacked Romney - it’s about time.
My husband was watching tv, and told me that they showed a clip of the debate, and Romney put his hand on Perry’s shoulder, after Perry criticized Romney. Was this some kind of bully-like threat? I didn’t see it myself, so can’t say.
If Perry wasn't polling in the single digits, I would say he actually might be able to get back into this, but unless Cain stumbles badly, and it would have to be pretty badly, then I think Romney starts drifting down into the mid teens in the polls, while Cain hold steady around at 25%-30%, and Perry might get back up to 10%, but unless Perry drops his support of the tuition thing, I just can't see him getting much traction, unless Cain has a unexpected implosion, like a mistress or something of that nature.
How many minutes did the two Juvenal rinos spend humping each other. Two little kids, petty.
“They have anti candidate radio spots and tv ads. Dont really see how this is anything but an extension of previous politics.”
But at least they don’t try to hide who is doing the tv and radio ads.
It’s SOP for Mutt Romney, he did the same thing last time.
It sure did get the ball rolling and more importantly it showed that Mittens is flippable. I hope this keeps up.
watch the way Mitt walks out of stage with his hands stiff at his side and his shoulders slumped forward, never seen such a beta male, but as soon as he gets to the podium, he turns on his alpha male stick, but he isn't fooling anyone.
Yes, he did do the same last time. His mo is out there! We know his fingerprints.
It was the creepiest part of the debate. Perry looked like he wanted to hit him for that. Mittens is a real oddball. The glassy stare at his opponents with the fake smile is weird too.
Fox News thinks Perry bullied poor Mitt. They think it will back fire.
Santorum did great with his RomneyCare attacks.
The thing that is most important is, Romney has deep internal polling capability and still sees Perry as his greatest threat.
Think about it.......
Romney truly is a rotten, back biting snake!
But before I continue, let me just acknowledge that there are a large number of folks on here who really are worried about illegal immigration. Perry has failed to commiserate with you and hasn't provided enough empathy to you. And he has not adequately explained the fine line he has walked in Texas keeping the issue from reaching a boiling point amongst many different, divergent interests in short, snappy 30-second sound bites with CNN interrogators flogging him in front of millions of people. I feel your pain and offer empathy. Tons of it. I get it.
I have been a Web developer professionally for 15 years. Perry's web site is inferior to Romney's. I would think that it's cheaper, too. I looked at RedState.com's analysis of the Web Services line item expense on his campaign finance report and saw something like $840,000 for the web. And I thought, "My God! $840,000 for a WordPress site? I am bidding too low."
Romney is actively hiring Drupal developers (see job posting). Drupal is superior to Wordpress in enterprise scalability, but much more complex to develop on. There is more backend functionality in Drupal to do cool stuff. Whitehouse.gov is a Drupal site, as is economist.com, AlJazeera.com and etc. Drupal powred the storied Howard Dean campaign in 2004, when Dean made history by proving the Internet can be used to raise lost of cash from smaller donations.
Anyway, I expect that Romney has a leg up. I am not sure what Perry's web strategy is for the future, but right now, it _should_ be less expensive that Romney's.
My The Rick Perry Report is a Drupal site, but it's my own personal hobby project, not an official site in any way. Joe
On every issue they are the same. I don’t get why people think Mitt will be any different as POTUS.
Sorry I missed it now - but it’s good reading your post.
My husband was watching tv, and told me that they showed a clip of the debate, and Romney put his hand on Perrys shoulder, after Perry criticized Romney. Was this some kind of bully-like threat? I didnt see it myself, so cant say.
Yes I saw it when it happened...I think the photo is on Drudge Report.
After several debates in which he talked like a ‘blabbermouth’ over everyone, Romney goes bonkers when Perry did it!
In the other debates, Perry kept to the time constraints and waited to be called upon. He gave up the ‘southern gentleman’ persona tonight and was more aggressive.
I like his new ‘fire in the belly’!
One thing that can’t be discounted is the Cain has zero money and no ground game. He isn’t campaigning in the early states at all. He may be doing well in polls, but the only candidate set up to drop kick Mittens right now is Perry. He has a ton of cash. He can get turned around if he stays focused like he was tonight.
I think the two of them should just have it out with flame throwers at ten paces.
Cain has a few million. You have to remember that Cain didn’t really take off until there was a week or so left in the quarter. I heard him say, that he raised an additional 2 million in the 2 weeks after the reporting period ended, putting him probably at 4 to 5 million current cash on hand.
Not as much as Romney and Perry, but enough to make it to Iowa where once he wins it by double digits, the money will start flowing in like a waterfall.
I would think nasty Mitt would be targeting Cain as well.
Cain is tied with or ahead of Mitt in several polls now.
Totally agree. Because mitt has been dropping he’s getting paranoid - and perry is a thorn in his side no matter what the polls say.
From the beginning - they should have focused ONLY on mitt. Someone please - kick him to the curb so the bus can go over him once and for all!
Yes, that Mitt-stare creeps me out.
I would love to see Perry/Romney in a cage match.
I’d put my money on the AF Vet raised on a farm. Perry would smack that sissy bastard so hard his grandchildren would limp.
I hope so. Rick Santorum was the one who was most effective in attacking Romney on Romneycare.
I didn't think the stupid Romney-Perry bickering helped either one. Perry trying to defend himself on his illegals policy by claiming Romney had illegals mowing his grass was pretty weak.
And I would not have let that jerk Romney put his hand on my shoulder like that while trying to talk down to me.
Romney is a friggin’ joke. Anyone with any SENSE realizes that; anyone outside of his cracked Cult realizes that. Common sense will prevail.
Perry was 100% correct on Romney hiring illegals, they worked for him for several years, the same damn ones!
Romney flat out lied in the debate and anyone can look it up on the internet.
This is ironic that Cain came out of the ashes so quickly, and it was all based on a few lines from a debate.
In other words, so far, it displays about all the substance of a Chess Tournament; somewhat nonsensical and baseless. Other than the fact that one drops and another takes the lead. For no other reason than a few popular phrases and sound bites.
A truly hard working, hands on Governor who has taken time out from his very demanding job to compete, is ridiculed and condemned, based on the criteria on nothing but hollow words, promises and superficial postulation.
“It was the creepiest part of the debate. Perry looked like he wanted to hit him for that.”
I hope the primary voters see the real Romney.
With all the money Perry is raising, you would think he would get the best of web sites.
My husband was watching tv, and told me that they showed a clip of the debate, and Romney put his hand on Perrys shoulder, after Perry criticized Romney. Was this some kind of bully-like threat?
Yes, I saw that and Perry then put his hand up in a back-off sort of way.
When I saw that... I figured BOR will have that blonde on analyzing the body language. *sigh*
It wasn’t a bully like threat, it was Romney getting in Perry’s space, trying to un-nerve him.
It just showed me that Perry had hit a nerve with Romney and Romney wanted to knock Perry off his game.
Cain should be in IA or SC non stop to build a network of people. All reports show him on his book tour all over the western states right now and that he has no people in any of the early states. Perry does and for every dollar Cain is raising right now Mittens and Perry are doubling and tripling.
NH is going to Mittens. It is a lost cause. If Cain doesn’t get IA or SC, he is done. The Big Mo will be gone.
Cain is doing the book signing still, where do I go to get one???
“I think the photo is on Drudge Report.”
I’ll try to find it.
Romney has more experience with debating for the president’s race, and I hope the others catch up with him. However, some of the others are better than Romney, but they just don’t get enough time.
“it was Romney getting in Perrys space, trying to un-nerve him.
It just showed me that Perry had hit a nerve with Romney and Romney wanted to knock Perry off his game.”
It does sound bullyish to me, and I’m glad Romney was off his game.
Rush was saying that CNN would try to make all of the GOP candidates look bad. Do you think Anderson Cooper tried to do that?
Despite what the MSM, including FOX News, says the Primary voters are seeing the real Mittens. He can't break 25% in the polls no matter what he does. People don't trust anything this guy says. As far as I am concerned, he is our weakest candidate.
Mitt’s nowhere near my candidate, but what, do you Texans think men need to have that Perry/W puffed up strut?
“As far as I am concerned, he is our weakest candidate.”
I agree, which is why the lib media wants Romney. They probably know many conservatives will be disgusted and just stay home on Election Day (if it’s him).
Actually I don’t think it will be Romney, but we can’t take any chances, and must keep fighting.
Rush was saying that CNN would try to make all of the GOP candidates look bad. Do you think Anderson Cooper tried to do that?
I wouldn’t say he tried any more than usual. I actually think FOX has been the most guilty of that—Chris Wallace.
Cooper wasn’t as bad as I thought he would be...which isn’t saying much. :p
I think they need to have had back surgery and be wearing a brace to stand like that, like Perry had recently.
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