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Romney’s Vicious Attack Ads Against Conservatives May Doom Romney Now or in November
Conservative HQ ^ | 4-4-12 | Richard A. Viguerie

Posted on 04/04/2012 7:34:47 PM PDT by VinL

Coming off of his primary wins in liberal Maryland and DC and a relentlessly negative campaign in Wisconsin, Mitt Romney’s campaign has signaled to the other candidates for the Republican nomination for President that there will be no let-up in the negative tenor of his campaign going into Pennsylvania and the other spring primaries. Mitt Romney As Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla noted, the “defining feature of the 2012 Republican presidential primary race” has been Romney’s relentlessly negative campaign. According to Przybyla’s research, “Since the contests began, Restore Our Future has spent $35 million on commercials attacking Santorum and Newt Gingrich” and “just $1.1 million promoting Romney.”

According to Przybyla’s reporting, Kantar Media's Campaign Media Analysis Group, Romney’s super PAC Restore Our Future aired 16 negative ads 41,612 times in GOP primary states such as Michigan, Florida and Colorado.

Romney’s negative ads, many of them factually questionable, have carpet bombed the conservatives in the race. As Romney has unleashed this wave of negativity, the campaigns of conservatives from Rick Perry, to Michele Bachmann, to Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have withered, leaving Rick Santorum as the last conservative standing to bear the brunt of Romney’s attacks.

However, these attacks have done nothing to build support for Mitt Romney, especially among movement conservatives, and to the extent that Romney can claim front runner status it is because he has come to be seen as the “least worst” alternative by rank-and-file Republican primary voters.

Romney’s campaign has already made clear that it will employ the same hard-edged tactics that he used to crush Newt Gingrich in Florida and overtake Santorum in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin, to defeat Santorum in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Whether Romney’s slime machine campaign will work against Santorum in Pennsylvania remains to be seen – it didn’t work against Gingrich in his home state of Georgia where Newt buckled down and ran like he was running for county sheriff to neutralize the charge that he was an out of touch Washington insider.

Even if one accepts the fuzzy math that Romney claims puts him half way to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the Republican nomination – and we don’t – his negative campaign has left him with a substantial enthusiasm deficit, and no real base upon which to mount a winning campaign against Barack Obama.

As long as Romney relies solely on negative advertising to tear down his more conservative Republican opponents, without making the positive case for his own bona fides to be the Republican standard-bearer, conservatives will have little reason to support him.

Given the huge hole that leaves in the Republican base, the other candidates should prepare to stay in the race all the way to Tampa, knowing that if Romney’s delegate count doesn’t give him the nomination on the first ballot, conservatives whom he has failed to convince during the primaries will continue to look for an alternative until the roll is called and the last vote is counted.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; gingrich; nevertrustromney; romneyattacksgop; romneysucks; viciousromney
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The author, Viquerie, supports Rick-- and has been dogging Newt to withdraw. Glad to see he has come to his senses. Newt and Rick have to act in concert to stop Romney from a first ballot victory.

I'm in, until Newt is out.

1 posted on 04/04/2012 7:34:55 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

Willard needs to hire S! as VP.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 7:36:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: VinL

From a related article by Byron York—

“Another woman, Whitney Riley of Sparks, Maryland, held a $50 check made out to Newt.org as she waited in line to meet Gingrich at the car dealership. On the line noting the check’s purpose, Riley had written, “We the people thank you.”

Of those donors, Gingrich says, “We owe it to them to not take a dive.”

“To not drop out?”

“Right.”

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Newt’s not quitting.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Paladin2

Not even Sarah could make this guy palatable to conservatives.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 7:39:43 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Romney’s ads will play just fine against Obama.


5 posted on 04/04/2012 7:39:43 PM PDT by citizen (Santorum: Man up, stop being selfish and get the hell out. Dragging this thing out only helps Obama.)
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To: VinL

Boy has he got it right concerning Mitt.

It will come back to haunt him.

Many people won’t vote for him, even though they are hectored by GOP-E types, because of the character assasination he practices on both Rick and Newt.

In fact, a lot of the very people he needs to support him and work for him to get out the vote, won’t just not be working to help get out the vote, they won’t even be voting for him.


6 posted on 04/04/2012 7:41:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: VinL

This is what amazes me. How can Romney win over and over with such disgusting tactics? You’d think that by now people would tune out and stop voting for him. It makes me wonder who his voters are...democrats? Communists? What? For Republicans to run to the nastiest man on the block tells me that something is not quite kosher. That, in spite of the revelations coming out about his record in MA, his conniving to get gay marriage in MA. This and his pro-abortion stance, etc. How can he be winning the conservative vote? Now, that just floors me!


7 posted on 04/04/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: VinL

I was told huff-n-puff was glorious.


8 posted on 04/04/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by allmost
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To: VinL
I truly believe that Romney is doing the Democrats biding. He is worse than a Rino. Just look at his political career and all the decisions he has made.

I am thinking of sitting out the election this year, as I am becoming more and more convince that he and obamma are bosom buddies.

9 posted on 04/04/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: citizen; VinL
Romney’s ads will play just fine against Obama.

They might at that, however, Obama's ads against Romney will be devastating.

Obama has a wealth of information, Romney's own record, to use against him and unlike Obama's base, the GOP base actually requires some fidelity to some form of conservatism which Romney has exactly zero percentage of.

Romney is a dead-man walking and doesn't even know it.
10 posted on 04/04/2012 7:43:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: VinL
As long as Romney relies solely on negative advertising to tear down his more conservative Republican opponents, without making the positive case for his own bona fides to be the Republican standard-bearer, conservatives will have little reason to support him.

That's just it Viquerie, he has no bona-fides.
11 posted on 04/04/2012 7:44:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: VinL

the Romney people and the GOP insiders can go screw themselves. They are vermin.

I am only supporting selected conservative candidates. The rest of them conservatives should not give a crap about.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 7:44:55 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT in CT.)
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To: VinL

I am so F@@@@@@ sick of thos cponservatoive utoppianism$ we need to defeat Obama. Period. We don’t need a hero. We need ANYONE who will dave us from. Obama. Wake up freepers.
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13 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:25 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: VinL

The Willard has removed all doubt as to the depth of his abject moral turpitude. He is absolute scum. If The Willard somehow forestalls an open convention - the chimpanzee wins by ten points. For the good of the republic, The Willard should throw his support to a true conservative candidate.


14 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:34 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: VinL

I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during the meeting between Mitt and Newt and also during the meeting between Rick and Newt.

This thing is far from over, especially if Newt and Rick team up. That may happen. Time will tell.


15 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:39 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: VinL

I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during the meeting between Mitt and Newt and also during the meeting between Rick and Newt.

This thing is far from over, especially if Newt and Rick team up. That may happen. Time will tell.


16 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:49 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: VinL

I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during the meeting between Mitt and Newt and also during the meeting between Rick and Newt.

This thing is far from over, especially if Newt and Rick team up. That may happen. Time will tell.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:49 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: VinL

I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during the meeting between Mitt and Newt and also during the meeting between Rick and Newt.

This thing is far from over, especially if Newt and Rick team up. That may happen. Time will tell.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:49 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: VinL

ON, NTSA

This is all a bunch of crybabies who want us forget the real electoral target is Obama.


19 posted on 04/04/2012 7:46:24 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: VinL

I dont care who they put on the ticker- still cant be as bad as the con man we have in there now


20 posted on 04/04/2012 7:46:24 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: VinL

Why are people voting for this weenie?


21 posted on 04/04/2012 7:46:29 PM PDT by garjog
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To: VinL

I dont care who they put on the ticker- still cant be as bad as the con man we have in there now


22 posted on 04/04/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: VinL

Mitt and the GOP have run off all the real talent.
We are screwed unless we get a contested convention.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 7:47:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VinL

I’d prefer the Republican nominee to be Newt but at the end of the day I don’t care who it is. I’ll vote for any of them.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 7:48:05 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: VinL

FUMR!


25 posted on 04/04/2012 7:50:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Many people won’t vote for him”

If he gets it, I will never put a Romney bumper sticker on or help put up signs.

But, what can we do? Obama must be replaced or the nation will not survive.


26 posted on 04/04/2012 7:50:18 PM PDT by garjog
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To: VinL

In 2009 Romney said we conservatives will not let ‘unelected’ judges....wow does that sound familiar to what Obama said in 2012..?


27 posted on 04/04/2012 7:50:35 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: VinL

Wasn’t he the worst of all 8 who started out? Me thinks. Who are the GOP primary voters? I don’t want to meet them!


28 posted on 04/04/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: VinL

I have never stayed out of an election before...It’s hard but, I think God will decide this one.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 7:54:02 PM PDT by hope
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To: Paladin2

Please!!!!!! Sarah Palin wouldn’t get in the same zip code, much less the same room with such scum as The Willard. Sarah Palin’s name should never be mentioned in any connection, however slight, with a low coward and unprincipled traitor like The Willard. How weak must he be to get beaten like a cheap mule in the general election? More than ten points, that’s how weak.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 7:55:33 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: VinL

The most aggravating thing is that you just know he won’t do the same thing to Obama, yet there’s so much material to work with. (that’s if he gets the nomination)


31 posted on 04/04/2012 7:55:33 PM PDT by bramps (Newt is the one)
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To: Freddd

Can see why Sorass likes hime...NO?


32 posted on 04/04/2012 7:55:45 PM PDT by hope
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To: SoConPubbie

I cannot consider someone who won’t vote for the Republican nominee against Barack Obama to be a conservative or a patriot.


33 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:01 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: VinL

Predictably Predictable

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2868242/posts


34 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:16 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: VinL

I can’t agree more. I find the idea that some VP nominee will suddenly set the base ablaze a bit hard to imagine if not downright insulting to those of us who see Romney as a pandering fraud. I mean how shallow and stupid we all must be. Talk about contempt for the base.

Any party with the Etch-A-Sketch candidate as its leader is no party of mine. I can not stand the sight of the man.


35 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:16 PM PDT by EagleInGA (Mittens & the NJ Fat Man? Really?!?!)
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To: Shery

One of the problems about reading this site is you start thinking that all GOP’ers think like people here. Bad news is they don’t! There is a surprisingly large number of GOP’ers who have bought into the GOP elite line regarding Romney. Superficially Romney makes sense. In 2008 I bought into the notion that Romney was more conservative then McCain. (Probably my dislike for McCain biased my viewpoint!) My 80 year long time GOP Parents (GOP party workers and former local & state officials!) are pro-Romney and refuge to consider anything negative about him! At work a majority of GOP’ers I know are pro-Romney and why ‘all others are too radical or too mean and Romney is electable’. Contrary facts and arguments don’t fly, so I have given up discussing it with them.


36 posted on 04/04/2012 7:59:30 PM PDT by Reily
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To: EagleInGA

I don’t trust this guy
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37 posted on 04/04/2012 8:00:07 PM PDT by man from mars
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To: garjog
But, what can we do? Obama must be replaced or the nation will not survive.

I know that is the favorite line of those hectoring conservatives that they must vote for Romney, but I sincerly doubt that our nation will not survive, be damaged, yes, maybe end up in a physical fight, maybe, but we win if that is the case.

Romney, if by some twist of fate he actually manages to win, will destroy the GOP as a home for conservatives.

In spite of his words to the contrary, he will govern to the left as his documented history of stating conservative position and then governing from the left show.
38 posted on 04/04/2012 8:00:38 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
"They might at that, however, Obama's ads against Romney will be devastating"

That's nuts. Don't buy into it. Obama has a record 10 Romneys and all that hate him wouldn't want.
39 posted on 04/04/2012 8:01:18 PM PDT by quantim (Obama = #theoccupier on twitter.)
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To: All

At this point I’ll vote for the nominee and and elect anyone I can in the house and senate to keep them honest.
This country won’t survive4 more years of Obama.
He has made it clear that he will go scorched earth on us if he wins again.

You don’t want to see BO become BTO singing “You aint seen nothin yet”


40 posted on 04/04/2012 8:01:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: isthisnickcool
I’d prefer the Republican nominee to be Newt but at the end of the day I don’t care who it is. I’ll vote for any of them. Not me. I'll skip the top of the ticket and just vote everything beneath it. Let Williard see a massive undervote in CA (which he won't win in Nov. anyway) and he and the Republican Establishment might see that we don't just fall in line.
41 posted on 04/04/2012 8:01:49 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Reily; Shery
One of the problems about reading this site is you start thinking that all GOP’ers think like people here. Bad news is they don’t! There is a surprisingly large number of GOP’ers who have bought into the GOP elite line regarding Romney. Superficially Romney makes sense. In 2008 I bought into the notion that Romney was more conservative then McCain. (Probably my dislike for McCain biased my viewpoint!) My 80 year long time GOP Parents (GOP party workers and former local & state officials!) are pro-Romney and refuge to consider anything negative about him! At work a majority of GOP’ers I know are pro-Romney and why ‘all others are too radical or too mean and Romney is electable’. Contrary facts and arguments don’t fly, so I have given up discussing it with them.

Except the primaries that have already happened don't support your conclusion.

Romney has done well in states that he will not win against Obama and has mostly only either broken even or done horribly in states he should win in November.

The base is absolutely not supporting him.
42 posted on 04/04/2012 8:02:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: dinoparty
“I am so F@@@@@@ sick of those Conservative Utopians$ we need to defeat Obama. Period. We don’t need a hero. We need ANYONE who will dave us from. Obama. Wake up freepers.”

AMEN!

Running against a lying moronic ignoramus communist Muslim [who is mentally ill] is pretty simple. Just put the description of the WH occupier in every Republican and PAC advertizement

BTW: I hope all conservatives are campaigning and voting in their respective Republican primaries for the real conservative if the incumbent is a RINO.

43 posted on 04/04/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT by texican01
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To: mylife
He has made it clear that he will go scorched earth on us if he wins again.

He's going to go scorched earth on Romney if he is the nominee.
44 posted on 04/04/2012 8:03:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: texican01
Running against a lying moronic ignoramus communist Muslim [who is mentally ill] is pretty simple. Just put the description of the WH occupier in every Republican and PAC advertizement

Your problem, and everyone else supporting Romney, is that he is a LYING, left-wing, Progressive Liberal as his record shows, and you can bet your house Obama and the media will be using that day in and day out to destroy the candidacy of Romeny.
45 posted on 04/04/2012 8:05:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: dinoparty
We don’t need a hero.

Well we sure as hell don't have one in Romney!

46 posted on 04/04/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: SoConPubbie

It looks pretty bleak regardless of the nominee.
That is why the house and SENATE are so important.


47 posted on 04/04/2012 8:06:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SoConPubbie

Mark Levin was covering this tonight. 91% of Romney ad dollars went to smearing GOP candidates and not promoting himself or bashing Obummer. What a swell guy. What burns me is that the GOPe is going to blame Conservatives that it is our unwillingness to roll over and allow Milt to be the nominee now that is damaging to the party. BS. Romney is the one who has singlehandedly destroyed party unity and any good will towards him. He can screw.


48 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:27 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: citizen
Romney’s ads will play just fine against Obama.

No they won't. Been here before, the press will start hammering the negative thing over and over again until Romney can't use his attack ads. There will be polls saying the people are sick of negative campaigning (which by the way is true) and the attack ads will be impossible to run.

So what does Romney do then? How does he campaign when his Alinsky ads are gone?

49 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:35 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: quantim
That's nuts. Don't buy into it. Obama has a record 10 Romneys and all that hate him wouldn't want.

It doesn't matter.

The DNC base doesn't care, but the GOP base actually has scruples, standards and morals, they do care.

Enough of the base and the conservative independents won't touch Romney with a ten-foot poll after Obama and his media get through pounding Romney with his OWN record and beating his candidacy into a bloody pulp.
50 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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