Skip to comments.Pro-Romney 'super PAC' nears $40 million spent against Santorum, Newt
Posted on 03/29/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT by Fred
If attracting the attention and the dollars of the "super PAC" backing Mitt Romney is any indication of clout in the 2012 presidential campaign, Rick Santorum notched a new distinction this week as he became the candidate who had suffered the largest barrage of negative spending by the PAC.
As this interactive graphic shows, the pro-Romney Restore Our Future super PAC has been the powerhouse in the presidential race, spending more than $39 million since early December to oppose Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich had been the key target in December and January, but that trend shifted suddenly in early February as Gingrich failed to build on his win in South Carolina and Santorum started picking up victories.
As of this week, Restore Our Future has now spent more than $20 million to oppose Santorum, compared with $18.7 million to oppose Gingrich.
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And that isn’t even counting the UNregistered Superpac = Fox News.
If we tried to quantify the years worth of polling that was supposed to demonstrate how Obama fared against the Republican candidate, the defacto Republican candidate which was almost always Romney
plus all of the incessant Romney pimping among most of their paid pundits
plus all of the omission of material facts that would have ENDED his campaign like lying for the past year about supposedly NOT supporting the mandate at the federal level
You can probably add another 40 million dollars to the tally.
So what did his money buy him?
He hasn’t gained much from conservatives and he already has the moderates and Rino’s.
Newt has a big heart to even speak nice about Romney.
I would be more sore but shows why Newt is above Romney.
Let’s hear it for “party unity” around the miscreant Romney who made this primary into a national disgrace by ripping his rivals to shreds with vicious lies and smears, because, like obama, Romney can’t run on his record either.
See ya in Tampa Romney.
Can you imagine Romney talking about SS reform off the top of his head...
No. He stutters and stammers. He needs a teleprompter too.
He can only speak about conservative policies in broad terms because it doesn’t come naturally to him.....when he gets into details he’s kind of lost.
He would fall flat on his face in a serious Q & A, which is why he stays away from the media. Again, he's just like Obama, but the press is not on his side.
Well, there goes the theory that Santorum would have been destroyed like Gingrich if Romney devoted the same amount of effort to attacking him. Romney’s PAC has spent more attacking Santorum, but Santorum has done incredibly well with as little funds, staff, and media support as he has gotten. Romney has the best shot at winning, but Romney has been running for President for the past 6 years and dumped loads of money, and he still has not been able to get the conservative base. He’s been able to get moderates and unenthusiastic conservatives who think he has the best shot at beating Obama. Romney doesn’t run on his merits; he runs on attack ads. While they seem to work with a section of our populace, what will happen when the tables are turned? He’s going to get a big dose of his own medicine when a well funded, organized Obama faces him.
Watch this stupid Pac of Romney be out of money for the fall and to not have enough to counter Obama. The GOP seems to not want to win the election this fall.
Brokered convention is the only chance left so I’m all for it. Might as well bitch to the GOP-E and get them angry. I would love a Delaware style showdown, where a guy ran out of the room when he couldn’t stand the heat of the questions about why they left Christine O’Donnell lost the general election for senate. If I recall right the guy admitted he hated her and fled the room angry and left building.
Correction: I meant let not left and lose instead of lost.
This may be the way to break the GOP apart: from within, by the liberals.
By his poisonous attacks on the other Republican competitors, Rmoney (which R stands for ‘repellent’) forfeited any right to represent the conservatism in America.
He has been already using one.
If the Supreme Court dumps Obamacare, then the Republicans must be ready to dump Obamacare also.
To Replace or modify Obamacare would result in The Republican Party ceasing to represent the 66 % of Americans that for years have opposed Obamacare.
The overwhelming endorsements by the RNC-E of Romney, the Godfather of Obamacare, is a very convincing indication that the RNC will betray the voters and Replace Obamacare.
Replace Obamacare and the voters will replace the Republican Party.
The era of the Big Tent will be over.
The bulk of the Super Pac ads went after Newt. The ads were relentless and hit the airwaves 24/7. Santorum was rarely attacked in the beginning..the goal was to take out Newt.
I will never forgive the lies and smears run against Newt in Iowa. Thought there was 10 million in negative ads in Iowa alone and 25 million in Fla. Toss in the other states inbetween and it is amazing Newt is still in the race.
Spot on! newt Gingrich was the only serious rival and he had to be taken out first, which permitted the accidental candidate to rise.
LOLOLOL. He’s already using a teleprompter!
The GOP-E can go to he//.
Bloody floor fight.
Let’s have it.
I do believe we will be stuck with Romney vs. Obama and I am so discouraged regarding the future of our country.
I’m right there with you.
Newt Gingrich all the way and Rush Limbaugh played games right before Florida: “my brother David likes Santorum.”
Thanks a lot, Rush. Your brother doesn’t vote in Florida, but you do.
All those morons in Washington DC, who are “endorsing” Romney in droves, will be held co-responsible in his November shameful defeat and in the death of the GOP.
Oh yes, and it cost more than a bundle to do that and still he stands! Speaks volumes....the man knows when he is right and he is right that neither of the other candidates can do what he wants to, and can, for this nation.
In their eyes now Newt's the wild card because they haven't a clue what he will do next...all they know is they may have taken him down but he is in no wise out and made this very clear. Eyes are focused now on convention and the media and Republican Elites and Obama do not want this to go to convention.....we'll be seeing the scumbags working hard to prevent this...if left to Obama alone we'll be seeing a national emergency about that time.
caww, it is amazing who has joined the republican elites ..isn’t it a real eye opener? always said that I was glad to be with Sowell, Ollie North, Norris, Art Laffer, McFarland, Perry and Todd and Sarah Palin and YOU too...true American patriots are Newt supporters.
It's worse than an eye opener....it's more like they're living in the matrix!!! Truly!...and we're trying to get them to face reality.
Between the voters who call themselves moderates, which in reality they haven't a clue what the game is about let alone the candidates, to the candidates who get sucker punched by every bit of bait the democrates put out there and wonder what happened after the fact....I'm of course refering to Santorum on that note...at any rate this is about the most insane primary I've ever seen and it's all because the media is being pimped out by the enemies of this country, and I fully believe that.