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Romney: ‘Rombo’ Ad ‘Most Negative I’ve Seen So Far’
National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 17, 2012 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 02/17/2012 8:14:57 AM PST by C19fan

On Fox News last night, Mitt Romney dismissed Rick Santorum’s “Rombo” ad, which features a Mitt Romney look-alike shooting mud at a cardboard cutout of a smiling Santorum, as the “the most negative ad I’ve seen, so far,” per GOP12.

“Look, it’s not something I’m going to whine about,” Romney added. “I know there’s some candidates that want to whine about the fact that you go back-and-forth and talk about the distinctions between one another.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: romney; santorum; whinigframer; whiningbackstabber; whiningcheater; whiningcoward; whiningfascist; whininglegions; whiningliar; whiningmisogynist; whiningmittens; whiningromney; whiningsaboteur; whiningtaxer
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1 posted on 02/17/2012 8:15:02 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

“Look, it’s not something I’m going to whine about,” Romney whined.”


2 posted on 02/17/2012 8:18:01 AM PST by ngat
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To: C19fan
“Look, it’s not something I’m going to whine about,” Romney added.

And then he proceeds to whine about it.

Mitt after the crap you pulled with Cain and Newt all I have to say is
POT MEET KETTLE, KETTLE MEET POT

Or a more succinct translation: KMA you RINO clymer!

3 posted on 02/17/2012 8:18:22 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: C19fan
“Look, it’s not something I’m going to whine about,” Romney "whined".

There, I fixed it.

4 posted on 02/17/2012 8:19:10 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: C19fan

LOL what a baby.

Apparently Mittykins can’t laugh at himself.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 8:19:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan

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."


6 posted on 02/17/2012 8:21:28 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ngat

Not something he’s “going to wine about”? Then Romney proceeds... to wine? OK! If we want a winer in the Whitehouse we’ll just keep the current occupant. (Ugh! Did I just say that?)


7 posted on 02/17/2012 8:22:28 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: C19fan

Mitt is right on one score — using humor to ridicule your opponent is the most effective way to go negative. Santorum’s Rombo ad may not be the most negative ad of the season, but it is very effective — and innoculates Santorum against Mitt’s negative ads.

Mitt needs to take notes, not whine.

(Why don’t more politicians use humor? Making Obama a joke is the most effective way to attack Obama.)


8 posted on 02/17/2012 8:22:51 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: commish

He serves sleaze with his whine.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 8:23:10 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: C19fan
Since he's never seen the ad's his PACs run against his opponents, and most of his opponents haven't had the money to run many ads against him, he's probably telling the truth.
10 posted on 02/17/2012 8:24:05 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: ngat; Impy; blackie; TigersEye

“Look, it’s not something I’m going to whine about,” Romney whined.”

Hahahah!

[Good one, ngat]


11 posted on 02/17/2012 8:24:41 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: throwback

Obi-Wan Kenobi - “Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view”.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 8:27:29 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: C19fan

And for that reason my respect for Santorum has grown. Mitt has been nasty, Obama- like.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 8:31:54 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: No Truce With Kings

When I saw that Hannity was going to give Mitt a platform to whine from, I simply turned the TV off and went back to reading a good book.

Hannity has turned into a little girl and I really don’t like his format at all anymore (not that I liked it much back when he still dealt with issues in a manly way).

It’s this childish fascination with rumor and gossip that is ruining our political system and honorable journalists should be campaigning AGAINST it, not actively participating in it.

And this was after having listened to BOR’s opening monologues, being faintly impressed and agreeing to stay on, only to be visually assaulted with the proverbially mendacious and contumacious Marc Lamont Hill, alleged PhD from Temple. One sneer from that fatuous face and it was ‘CLICK’!


14 posted on 02/17/2012 8:32:07 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: C19fan
Most Negative add ever? I just watched it, it was silly, caused a giggle, and that was about it. Romney getting all bent out of shape after running a barrage of negative adds against Cain, Gingrich and now Santorum is just ridiculous. If anyone looks like a whiner it is Romney.

The correct response from Romney should have been, "is that all you've got?" or "if it was me shooting I would have scored hits." But instead he gets all whiny. What a stinking RINO dud.
15 posted on 02/17/2012 8:33:00 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: C19fan

Of course, Romney doesn’t have any idea what ads HIS superPACs are running. That’s part of his “blind trust”.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 8:34:10 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: No Truce With Kings

I would make a star wars themed ad showing Mitt dressed as Darth Vader telling a crowd “I am my father” and then have a narrator remind the viewer that Mitt isn’t his father and shouldn’t try to run on his father’s legacy of success. It slaps Mitt at the same time it’s fairly friendly to George Romney.

You could do a whole series of them.

Another could show Mitt dressed as Obi Wan saying “This is the Romney you’re looking for” and the narrator warning the viewer to not allow Romney tricks to fool you.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 8:34:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan

Such a hypocrite-and not true (the most negative is his slander of Newt—along with the collusion of the psuedo-conservative MSM).


18 posted on 02/17/2012 8:42:46 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: C19fan

“the most negative ad I’ve seen, so far,”

Well that’s because he goes out of his way to not see the ads produced by his own PAC. It’s a typical politician’s idea of being honest.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 8:45:04 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: C19fan

Santorum and Newt shouldn’t even respond to this. Stay on point and get their message out. Stay on the offense, not defense.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 8:46:15 AM PST by RC2
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To: ngat

LOL!! You stole my thoughts exactly! AND, he thinks we’re too stupid to notice.

His arrogance has him thinking, instead, that he is delivering to us a teaching moment, for us to appreciate his specialness, fine maturity and finess to rise above xyz;to admire how he is above whining, .... while whining! Great laugh, here.

Can a cartoon come next, please.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 8:47:55 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Hannity has long ago prostituted his working class values and standards for ratings and his job for him is more an outlet for his unmanageable energy, but he still remembers the language of conservatives and all the conservative platitudes that others survive on, who actually do nothing.

When Hannity has to tell you how marvelous he is, then the dye is cast, and his show has become a noisy platform for flackers not thinkers, a show with the depth of a sheet of paper.

GRETA has far fewer flackers but is more into the action figures, the heavier weights who are actually IN the game making the sausage, doing the work, for good or ill. They get revealed on her show, rather than the all-about-me Sean, who constantly interrupts, editorializes too long and over injects himself rather than his guest.


22 posted on 02/17/2012 9:05:52 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: commish

There is a BIG difference the Romney and Paul ads about Newt were full of lies and distortions, and his minions like Christie and Coulter keep repeating what the have to know are lies. I would think that makes them liars also.


23 posted on 02/17/2012 9:08:23 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: C19fan
Having seen all of the Romney and RomneyPac ads run against Newt in FL, Romney is in no position to complain about any ads run against him.

You've got some mighty thin-skin there Mr. Whiner Rino.

24 posted on 02/17/2012 9:08:44 AM PST by JPG ("I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." BHO)
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To: C19fan
“Look, it’s not something I’m going to whine about,” Romney added.
LOL. Whiner.
25 posted on 02/17/2012 9:10:22 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: RitaOK

Actually Romney probably realized it was another gaffe as soon as it came out of his mouth. But the speed-talker is racking up such a list of gaffes by now, this one might get overlooked by the cartoonists.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 9:25:45 AM PST by ngat
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To: ngat

Yep. What a thin skinned whiner. Just like the current occupant of the WH.

Whoever did that ad needs to think about other uses for the Romney double. Maybe he can re-inact the Romney episode of torturing his family dog by strapping it to the top of the family station wagon.


27 posted on 02/17/2012 9:27:25 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: ngat

You’re right about his gaffe-o-meter must have immediately gone off as it consistently gains altitude! Can you imagine the glee, again today, behind the Axlerod desk as to how to caricature this weirdo nerd? What fun they can have! Heck, WE are even snorting and laughing and Obama has had to put up NOTHING against Romney! LOL!

Romney will simply NEVER make it to the nomination. His backers must be sobbing by now!


28 posted on 02/17/2012 9:40:24 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: C19fan
Romney makes me even madder than mclame. I WILL NOT vote for him should he be the nominee. What a total phony.

My real dilemma is whether to vote Newt or Rick on the 28th.

I LOVE the Rombo commercial, btw.

29 posted on 02/17/2012 9:41:38 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Oh, boy. The dog story. A Saturday Night Live skit hasn’t been done on that yet? When you look back on the gaffes, the potential for using humor and ridicule against the guy is incredible.

Our President will be immune to that treatment. Lampoonery would be disrespectful of the office of the President of the United States, you know.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 9:46:29 AM PST by ngat
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To: C19fan

See! The man just cannot be honest.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 9:48:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ngat

Letterman did a bit on the dog thing last night...and Romney in general.


32 posted on 02/17/2012 9:50:42 AM PST by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: RitaOK

After watching Santorum on CBS this morning, I am worried about him too, if he’s the one. I bet you could find it on the CBS website. Charlie Rose wasted no time playing the MSNBC Andrea Mitchell-Bayer Aspirin contraceptive bomb on Santorum, and I don’t think Santorum came across as defending well from that attack. JMHO.


33 posted on 02/17/2012 9:54:07 AM PST by ngat
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To: RitaOK

Then again, I heard on Rush that she put that stupid Andrea Mitchell ‘catch my breath’ meme to Santorum as Mr. Foster being ‘creepy’. Hard to field that without saying the atrocious worldview required to object to the very sensible suggestion. She’s a liberal and part of the liberal social disorder crew. She masks it by being libertarian on fiscal issues. Of course, to me, a libertarian is a social liberal who insists on balancing their checkbook after writing checks for self-indulgences.


34 posted on 02/17/2012 10:20:12 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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