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Romney Admits Negative Ads Work(And Ad lying)
Atlantic Wire ^ | January 31, 2012; 4:48 PM ET | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 01/31/2012 3:22:58 PM PST by Red Steel

"Negative ads work" has long been political conventional wisdom, but now we have a new case study to prove it. Mitt Romney says he lost the South Carolina primary because he was "vastly outspent with negative ads" by Newt Gingrich—which isn't true, by the way—and implied that he's winning in Florida because of his own negative ads against Gingrich.

How can you tell the mud-slinging works? The top four searches for "Gingrich" are "Callista," "Newt ethics violations," "Newt wives," and "Newt scandals," The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports, results he says "prove that the negative ad barrage from Romney and his affiliated super PAC really paid dividends."

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Romney: He's finally admitting that going negative can help him.

Romney has spent most of the primary playing down the importance of negative ads, particularly those aired by the super PAC that supports him, Restore Our Future.

When Gingrich essentially accused Romney of trying to buy an election, saying "He would if he could," Romney responded, "This is an election, however, that's not being driven by money raised. It's being driven by message connection with the voters, debate and experience."

Romney said the ads merely “pointed out some of the aspects of [Gingrich's] record that people weren’t aware of."

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In Florida, he's less reluctant to throw mud. "When attacked, you have to respond," Romney said in Tampa, ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports. Romney and his backers spent six times more than Gingrich, and a whopping 92 percent of ads in Florida were negative.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: mittens; myth; romney

1 posted on 01/31/2012 3:23:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

He’s known that and done that for years ...hardly a revelation on his part.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 3:25:33 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Red Steel

So much for his christian faith. The man would sell his soul to become president. He believes it is his turn and so does Coulter, Faux, Rove and the rest of the gop trickle down slime gang


3 posted on 01/31/2012 3:25:49 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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4 posted on 01/31/2012 3:26:01 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Steel
In Florida, he's less reluctant to throw mud. "When attacked, you have to respond," Romney said in Tampa, ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports. Romney and his backers spent six times more than Gingrich, and a whopping 92 percent of ads in Florida were negative.

LoL. You're reluctant to get dirty in FL Mit? He's so full of it.

5 posted on 01/31/2012 3:28:47 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: katiedidit1

mormonISM IS NOT Christianity.
Romney is who he is because of his core beliefs, which are mormonISM.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 3:31:13 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Red Steel

Boo hoo, somebody’s feelings got hurt that they lost South Carolina.

Mittens is shocked that he’s not already declared the nominee.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 3:31:46 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: katiedidit1
So much for his christian faith.

That's what LDS, Inc would like you to believe.

8 posted on 01/31/2012 3:32:49 PM PST by Osage Orange ("The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.")
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To: Red Steel

and lying works in debates

someone truthfully points out your horrible record... you just say that’s just not true.. we were #1 under my leadership and I am very proud of my record!

if they pin you down .. you just change positions from the previous month and deny you ever held the former position, OH! and for bonus points get mad they even suggested you flipped.

claim ANYTHING you think might help you at the moment. Heck! claim that your Mexican because your polygamist grandfather fled the US to Mexico to avoid bigamy charges.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 3:34:58 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Red Steel

Some people don’t actually want a liar for a President. As for his Christian “Faith”, see above...


10 posted on 01/31/2012 3:39:20 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Red Steel

Romney is a lying snake! If he is winning because of his record and experience as he is quoted saying above why would the dishonest, vicious attack ads be necessary?

Romney may end up buying the GOP nomination, but he’ll never be President.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 3:42:12 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Red Steel
Who's more conservative Mitt-witt Romney or John McLame?

Were Drudge, Coulter, Hannity, Fox, National Review etc. pushing that hard for Mclame last go around? I know the State Run Media was pushing McCain.

This is just bizarre.......Someone explain it to me, please, before I start drinking again.....

Making History in Socialized Medicine


12 posted on 01/31/2012 3:43:49 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: Red Steel

I believe the man would switch to the Democrat party right now, if he thought that’s how he could become President. He’s repugnant. Really.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 3:46:08 PM PST by FishinTX (Annoy liberals, VOTE NEWT.)
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To: Red Steel

Mr. Romney, Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?


14 posted on 01/31/2012 3:50:58 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Red Steel
It worked for him in Iowa...it worked for Newt in South Carolina...it worked again for Romney in Florida.

But when I google Gingrich, these are the top 6 links I get:

Mitt Romney for President| MittRomney.com

News for Gingrich

Help Get Out the Vote! | Newt Gingrich 2012

Newt Gingrich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gingrich sued by 'Eye of the Tiger' composer - latimes.com

Primary, Romney and Gingrich Travel State

On the otherhand, when I google Romney I get the following top 6 links:

Mitt Romney for President | MittRomney.com

News for Romney

Mitt Romney - Official campaign site

Romney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Florida primary, former Mass. Gov. Romney, McCain rally vets in Pensacola, Fla.

Romney ridicules Gingrich on eve of Florida vote - Yahoo! News
So, I do not know when or where this story got its links and search results, but that' s what I just pulled up on Google with the names "Gingrich," and "Romney."
15 posted on 01/31/2012 3:53:20 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Red Steel

A very disgusting fact to me is the true personality of Romney that has come out the last few days. He is mean and vicious some of the things he has said about Newt and his campaign have nauseated me. The first things that come to me is that “Newt is pathetic” and that “Newt belongs on the moon”.

Another thing that deeply disturbs me is Romney’s insistence that Newt did not support Reagan and that he left the House in disgrace from ethics charges.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 3:55:00 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Red Steel

A very disgusting fact to me is the true personality of Romney that has come out the last few days. He is mean and vicious some of the things he has said about Newt and his campaign have nauseated me. The first things that come to me is that “Newt is pathetic” and that “Newt belongs on the moon”.

Another thing that deeply disturbs me is Romney’s insistence that Newt did not support Reagan and that he left the House in disgrace from ethics charges.


17 posted on 01/31/2012 3:55:10 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Red Steel

Mitt’s lucky...in the Scriptures, liars wind up in the lake of fire. In his church; they vacation on Kolob.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 3:57:58 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: katiedidit1

Mark Levin is blasting Romney for assassinating Gingrich with so many negative ads and said he spent so much on Gingrich, he will not have enough to fight Obama later. He furthermore said that the way he chided Newt when he felt he won was not something Reagan would do. He said everyone making fun of Newt for his moon idea ought to ask what is more looney. Romneycare or Newts moon idea?


19 posted on 01/31/2012 4:00:37 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I just heard Levin talking about all the polls and ‘comedians’ making fun of Newt’s Moon Colony.

Levin wants a poll......

What’s more dangerous and crazy?

Newt’s moon colony or ObamaRomneyCare [The end of liberty, privacy, and the United States as we know it]


20 posted on 01/31/2012 4:09:32 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: Electric Graffiti

I loathe Mitt Romney and will sit home if he is our nominee. I might just as well vote for obama - there isn’t any difference, IMO. I hate his Saul ALinsky tactics too. It didn’t work in Iowa, but Floridians may not be that smart. I don’t know.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 5:23:51 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: sheikdetailfeather

China is already working on having a base on the moon by 2025. Newt is a visionary and his idea is right on! with private investments...wonder if they will laugh when the Chinese beat us to it. All the wonders and accomplishments of NASA are astronomical! from the internet, to cell phones, to laser surgery, satellite tv, satellite spy systems and more....too bad the morons think it is a joke. Like when Columbus sailed the seas and everyone thought he would fall off the earth.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 5:52:45 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Irish Eyes

very little being said over Romney voting for Jimmy Carter. Also, Carter said he hopes Romney wins this election...heck, with Carter on his side ..what does that tell you? Mitt only won two states. He has a long road to go..he better have a billiion dollar war chest


23 posted on 01/31/2012 5:55:48 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1



American Patriots of 2012 ... today in Florida, and across America .... from sea to shining sea .... we stand at the Crossroads of Destiny ...

We have ALEADY won today's "political battle" ... regardless of how the final Florida votes are tallied tonight ...

Why ?

Because as in "Lord of the Rings" ... the call to battle and Honor and Glory have (indeed) been answered ... from Patriots across this great land we call "America" ...

A gallant Call to Arms ... to Liberty, to preserve the Land that John Paul Jones defended as he cried-out "We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight" ...



Henry V ... in his St. Crispin's day Speech ... stood on the same kind of earth we see today ...

To the Ann Coulters, and her traitorous breed ... the Nikki Haleys, Mark Steyns, Bob Doles, Chris Christies ....

We "American Patriots" respond with:

"The (Traitor's) passport shall be made, and crowns for convoy put into their purse ...

"We would not die in their company whose fellowship they fear to die with us" ...



Let's us resolve ... this day ... to WIN the BATTLE for America's Renaissance of Liberty, Prosperity ... and Discovery to the Stars created by The Almighty ...



God Bless America !



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24 posted on 01/31/2012 6:12:00 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Great post as usual. Yes, we are not cowering..we are just beginning to shake things up. You always help lead the fight General Patton:)


25 posted on 01/31/2012 6:14:37 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Red Steel

Sometimes lying your azz off can put you over the top. Hopefully people will wake up to this POS and vote for Newt in the upcoming primaries. Mitt will not take the deep south. Not gonna happen.


26 posted on 01/31/2012 6:33:14 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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