Skip to comments.Santorum up in Colorado, Nevada with anti-Gingrich commercial
Posted on 01/31/2012 3:37:09 PM PST by VinL
Fresh on the heels of announcing January fundraising numbers in excess of $4 million, Rick Santorum's presidential campaign announced a new television ad that will begin airing Tuesday in Colorado and Nevada.
The ad attacks Newt Gingrich as being too liberal for the GOP nomination by arguing that he shares many policy positions with President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
"All three supported radical cap and trade legislation that would destroy American jobs and drive up energy costs. All three supported giving illegal aliens some form of amnesty. All three sported the government health mandates which take away our freedom and is the core of ObamaCare. And all three of these politician's supported the Wall Street bailouts that was a slap in the face to the Tea Party," the narrator says.
It goes on to refer to the trio as "cap and trade loving, bailout supporting, soft on immigration, big-government mandating politicians."
The commercial is a sharp indictment of Gingrich, with whom Santorum has split more conservative voters in early primary contests. But the ad does little to attack Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican front-runner who is expected to lead in Nevada polling.
"Rick Santorum for President: he doesn't just talk a good conservative game, he lives it," the narrator says.
Nevada will caucus Feb. 4, with Colorado voters gathering 3 days later at caucus sites across that state.
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I ask you again - where are Santorum's anti-Romney ads, if he's so opposed to him?
Offstage and offhand comments by a candidate don't count nearly as much as their paid ads. Only those tell you who they're truly going after.
I'd prefer conservatives rally behind Santorum, but a split conservative vote may not be the worst thing, at least in proportional states - if all four candidates stay in and stay relatively competitive, that could maximize the chance of a brokered convention and a 2nd chance for the GOP to get it right for a change.
If it was Newt vs Mitt head-to-head, with Newt trailing Obama in a prospective matchup by 14 points, I believe the 'electability' issue would lead to a convincing Romney victory.
“So why isn’t Rick attacking Mitt Romney on his dismal liberal governing record in Massachusetts?”
You mean like when he attacked Romneycare during the last debate, which the self-proclaimed Debate Guru couldn’t do?
“This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I dont think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldnt get involved in the bedroom, we shouldnt get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals cant go it alone.”
Well, we’re not for abortion, gay marriage, illegal drugs and hookers.
That’s kind of a stupid argument, given that Newt Gingrich endorsed the pro-abortion DeDe Scozzafoza.
So if you can’t support a candidate who endorsed a pro-abortion candidate, who you got left in this race?
Does this Ad do any of those things? Or are we just saying that we don't want anybody to run any ads that would discourage people from voting for Newt?
Rick Perry, who people are praising here, ran Ads in Iowa that contrasted his positions with negative opinions of all the other candidates, including Santorum and Gingrich.
Here's the previous Ad by Rick Santorum, attacking Mitt Romney. The idea that Rick isn't attacking Romney is ludicrous.
“”Rick Santorum for President: he doesn’t just talk a good conservative game, he lives it,” the narrator says.”
Funniest thing I’ve ever read. Santorum lives a a conservative game? Was pimping for Arlen something a Conservative would have done? No. Was being an earmark king something a Conservative would have done? No.
Rick, I know Conservatives, Conservatives are my FRiends, and you Rick, are no Conservative.
You made a mistake, buying into the false premise of the question. Rick Santorum HAS BEEN ATTACKING Mitt Romney. He took down Romney over Romneycare, while Newt was tied up having to defend several difficult positions.
Rick has run anti-Mitt advertising.
Now he’s running an Ad, and nobody has explained what is false about the ad, just that they are mad he’s running an ad at all.
Two polls, one in Missouri, and one in Ohio, showed that one-on-one, Santorum easily beats Romney in those states, while one-on-one, Gingrich is statistically tied with Romney.
Other polls show that Santorum is in striking distance of Obama, while Gingrich trails by 13 points.
Santorum didn’t even campaign the last three days in Florida, and Gingrich couldn’t get within 15 points of Romney.
In fact, Gingrich sucked all the oxygen out of Florida, got all the conservative focus, got all the headlines, and yet Romney ended up getting higher than his polling.
And even if every single Santorum voter had instead voted for Gingrich, Gingrich couldn’t beat Romney in Florida.
I’m not telling Gingrich people to switch their votes. But I’m tired of Gingrich folks proclaiming that he can beat Romney and Obama, and Santorum can’t, so Santorum is evil for running for Office.
So you blame Santorum for siphoning votes from Romney? You think that is a bad thing, so you think Santorum should drop out so all his supporters switch to Romney?
What is your complaint?
BTW, in Florida, when asked for 2nd choices, 50% of Santorum supporters polled said they’d vote for Romney; 63% of the Gingrich supporters pollsed said they’d vote for Romney.
In both Missouri and Ohio, polls showed that if Gingrich dropped out, Santorum would beat Romney easily — by 13% in Missouri, and by 8% in Ohio.
But if Santorum dropped out, Gingrich was only 1% ahead of Romney in Missouri, and only 3% ahead in Ohio. In other words, Santorum did better head-to-head against Romney than Gingrich did.
A lot of Freepers started supporting Gingrich for three reasons — he was polling first, he could beat Romney, and he could debate Obama.
Now he’s not polling so well, he came nowhere near beating Romney with Santorum out of the state, and he has publicly stated that he can’t win debates if the other candidate doesn’t tell the truth, and he will refuse to debate Obama if the debates have reporters for moderators — which all debates will.
So if Gingrich can’t beat Obama in a debate (because Obama won’t tell the truth), and if Gingrich refuses to debate Obama because the official organiation running the debates will use journalists for moderators, and if Gingrich can’t beat Romney in head-to-head matchups, why are Santorum supporters supposed to drop Santorum and switch to Romney?
He’s paving the way for Mitt. Conservatives value? He’s a fraud. Mitt knew who he could buy - this is the Sanotrum who bows to the GOP E. He did it once, he’s doing it again. Satan’s little helper.
They aren't hard to find. You know about this ad because it's the first one Santorum has run, and the liberal media wants to let the world know, hopefully to keep conservatives split to help Romney. I see it is working for them, not that it's that hard to split conservatives these days.
If Santorum was hammered with the same amount of negative and FALSE ads that Newt was, Santorum would have lost by probably even more. Romney’s lies WILL catch up to him (”resigned in disgrace” is an absolute, bald-faced LIE and that is the main angle that worked for Romney here). He cannot win the presidency if he continues down this path of lying. Conservatives will abandon him and if he pulled anything like that on Obama, the media will destroy him with it.
Newt with Romney’s money is by far a stronger candidate than Romney with Romney’s money. Romney has lost states despite outspending his rivals. Newt has won states while being outspent.
Romney is POISON in the general election. Absolute POISON. The Bain Capital stuff alone will destroy him in an economy racked with unemployment.
WAKE UP FOOLS..the LEFT is doing an OUTSTANDING job of dividing and conquering us
You mean he doesn’t know right from wrong? He doesn’t know that lying/deception comes right from the pit. Mitt is the father of lies and Rick is being his pawn.
Well, since Gingrich endorsed Dede Scozzafosa, and he championed earmarks for every house member to help win votes in home districts, it is hypocritical to support Newt and attack Santorum for those two issues.
Santorum isn't the perfect conservative, but we are comparing him to Gingrich. For more examples, another Gingrich supporter attacked Santorum for voting for the Medicare Prescription drug program, but Newt actually came back to the house and lobbied several house members to twist their arms into voting for the program -- and that work is why the bill passed, while Santorum's vote wasn't a deciding vote.
Wow, our most famous Romneybot showed up.
Surprise, surprise, to help Santorum against Newt Gingrich.
Santorum endorsed Romney!, The anti-Christian cult leader, the most passionate and proactive abortionist and pro homosexual agenda candidate we have ever had in the GOP?
No wonder Mitt is Santorum people’s second choice.
The Republican elite leaders are only killing themselves and turning our country over to Obama.
They are as bad as the Democrats.