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Romney Ad Attacks Obama’s Character Over Cancer Ad
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/10/2012 10:34:45 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Mitt Romney’s campaign released a television ad asking what it says about President Obama’s character that his super PAC released a video suggesting that Romney caused a woman to die of cancer.

“What does it say about a president’s character when his campaign tries to use the tragedy of a woman’s death for political gain?” the narrator in the Romney ad asks. The video features still shots of the Priorities USA Action ad and of campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki claiming that she “can’t speak” to the ad during a recent appearance on CNN.

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Good ad.
1 posted on 08/10/2012 10:34:51 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Such irony:

The 2008 campaign introduced the nation to "Joe the Plumber".

The 2012 campaign brings us "Joe the 'Soptic' Tank".

Obama's bus is driving the country into the crapper.

2 posted on 08/10/2012 10:38:17 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Whoa! And I thought Romney “wasn’t fighting back.”


3 posted on 08/10/2012 10:39:13 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Team Romney needs to come out with those kinds of counter ads as soon as possible.

That one hits hard — at the occupant in the Oval Office.

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Dems will be in WHINE mode by 6:00 news hour.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 10:39:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Love it, takes the high road and uses his minions words agaisnt him.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 10:41:04 AM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
ABOUT FREAKIN' TIME!!!
6 posted on 08/10/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It is a good start.

Now, continue to define his character. Inform the public of his communist background. His failure as a student in college-I.E. he got into Harvard with failing grades. Until he proves he did not have failing grades, keep insisting he got into these schools by lying.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 10:49:30 AM PDT by crz
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To: Night Hides Not

I actually like Joe the Dumber “Lord of the Soptic Tank”


8 posted on 08/10/2012 10:51:51 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Too bad they couldn’t have worked in audio of Stepanie Cutter denying any knowledge of this guy and his story, then showing how she hosted a conference call with this guy talking to pressies 6 months ago. Shows how Obama lies and when caught, lies even more. Would further trash his character.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: USNA74
ABOUT FREAKIN' TIME!!!

Hannity said last night that Team Roomey had just hired some headhunters but couldn't say who they were that he promised them not to announce their names

10 posted on 08/10/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Good start in questioning obama’s character. Romney needs to keep the pressure on.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I disagree...weak ad that does NOT go far enough. Once again, Obama’s minions do the dirty work, as he floats above it all, and Mittens just looks to be whining again and again. Americans do not mind a candidate that fights dirty to win. What they cannot stand is a loser that whines and complains, and won’t fight dirty with dirtier. Romney is running out of time. Ads like this will NOT do the job.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 11:10:25 AM PDT by montag813
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Question: To whom does character matter?

Certainly not any Democrat.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 11:11:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Yes it is.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 11:33:35 AM PDT by DIXIEBELLE2012
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To: LS

Failed ad. Undecideds are not interested in “unfair attacks.” All they register is the dirt ball when it hits Romney. They do not see ads like these — white TV noise as far as they are concerned. It’s working two different levels: Obama’s handful of sh*t thrown in the viewer’s face about Romney vs. Romney’s intellectual response that does not register with the voter. It’s the debating team president scolding the bully after the bully has beaten the crap out of him.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 11:48:03 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: montag813

Ok, tell us your ad.

Because there is nothing Romney could do short of calling the guy a “f*cking faggot that wasn’t even born in the U.S.” that would ever satisfy some people here.

You want to “fight dirty”. What does that even mean? Should Romney make some stuff up and hope to get away with it too? take a shot at Michelle Obama? Elude to Biden being a child molester?


16 posted on 08/10/2012 11:57:31 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: BarnacleCenturion

That’s the best hard hitting ad I have seen coming from the Romney campaign. Let’s hope they keep it up in the future.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 12:12:04 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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18 posted on 08/10/2012 12:39:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The lies in the video are unbelievable! (Soptic Cancer Video)

Lie Number One: Mitt Romney closed the Plant.

Truth: Bain Capital closed the plant two whole years AFTER Romney left Bain Capital.

Lie Number Two: Mrs. Soptic died because she lost her insurance when Mr. Soptic lost his job.

Truth: Mrs. Soptic had a job and had health insurance of her own at the time GST Steel was closed by Bain Capital.

Lie Number 3: Mr Soptic said he couldn't get insurance at his replacement job.

Truth: He was offered insurance for his wife at his new job (she had lost her job and lost her insurance) but he instead chose to pay for his daughter's college tuition.

Lie Number 4: The video sequence makes it seem like Mrs. Soptic died soon after Bain Capital closed GST Steel.

Truth: She died 22 days After she found out she had Cancer BUT GST steel closed 6 YEARS EARLIER!

Lie Number 5: In the video Mr. Soptic makes it seem like Bain Capital just closed the plant and let everyone go.

Truth: Bain Capital offered to buy out their jobs prior to the plant closing by Mr. Soptic's own admission yet its not mentioned in the video.

19 posted on 08/10/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Good. I can only hope & pray Romney will fight very hard these next 88 days and do what McLame would not.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

I agree, he has to do it but not go over the line...this one was perfect. Go over the line you look worried, don’t fight and you look like a loser whimp. This one is perfect on all counts.

Now rather than counter punching, Romney needs to begin taking it to the fag immigrant. I’d start with Obamacare...ah, it is not a tax, but wait it is.

Then get onto the “secret” stuff, like his writing EO’s to do the work that congress should while keeping them quiet as he can. Juxtapose that against requests for birth certificates, passport records, school records and end up just what is the most transparent pResident hiding.


21 posted on 08/10/2012 1:08:45 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: VanDeKoik

It’s a real good ad but I wouldn’t mind it much if Romney called Obama a f*cking lying marxist pig.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 1:18:25 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Ok, tell us your ad.

You will see them on your tube in a few weeks.

23 posted on 08/10/2012 1:18:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TomGuy

I definitely want him to hit back on Obongo’s low blows and not let him get away with them, but I also want him to be relentless on the economy, because Obongo doesn’t have a leg to stand on regarding what he’s done to the economy and how he’s trying to stick it to taxpayers. He’s not only doing nothing to spur jobs and growth, he’s doing actively detrimental things. Obongo wants everyone to just ignore the elephant in the room-the economy.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: pabianice

Yup. Its all over. Might just as well concede now and save the money. You are right as rain. Sheeeeeeeee-it.


25 posted on 08/10/2012 4:15:26 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Romney better stay on this. The top searches for “GST Steel” point to Obama’s attack sites. It’s called Romneynomics or something.

The biggest truth is that GST was going down no matter what.

Romney ought to run commercials showing all the people who would have died under Obamacare. I know people who beat Stage IV cancer that would have been placed on palliative care and left to die on Obamacare.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: USNA74

Excellent suggestion as it is simpler and more direct.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 4:45:32 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: pabianice

It will take a little while to see how effective this is. You certainly don’t know. But we DO know that both the “welfare” ads are driving the Zero people crazy, and as Rush said today, the first one alone undid all the “rich kid” crap they’ve been throwing at Romney for a month.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 4:55:50 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: montag813; VanDeKoik

Montag is correct. That ad is tougher than McCain would have been, but a marshmallow tossed at a pillow would be tougher than McCain’s campaign.

Romney needs to connect the dots and use the voice of Obama’s people denying and then admitting it. To simply parry the blow is to lose. You’ve got to thrust the point home.

Then do it over and over and over again. I think you set Obama up as a Nixon on governance and a Carter on economics and do so relentlessly.

Team Romney is getting better, but they certainly don’t seem to have the killer instinct you’d expect this late in the campaign.

Obama needs to be politically wounded til he bleeds out of office. His meme is a base, but effective appeal to Romney’s strength - business management. Obama’s admits his success, but says it comes at the cost of people’s lives. Envy is real and Obama is desperate. I believe that this type of ad is aimed more at his base than at independents.

However you’ll not be able to beat Obama at the class warfare game. You need to make it clear that Obama is a liar - per the ad at the link, but it’s too soft. Then you need to point out Obama’s destruction of whole sectors of the economy.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 4:57:13 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t care about a guy using his dead wife. I care about the Prez and his thugs lying about an opponent, repeatedly. Lying about another person’s behavior or character is awful.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 6:01:32 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Obomba's camp has committed so many felonies and broken so many campaign laws in this one ad it's mind boggling yet not one person to my knowledge is seeking to file charges. What obomba's campaign staff has done here is so egregious that if John Edwards had done even a tenth what obama has done here he would never get out of jail.

If we don't get some people in office with the balls to enforce the laws and to protect the US Constitution this country is doomed.

31 posted on 08/10/2012 9:15:24 PM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yep, good ad.


32 posted on 08/11/2012 1:46:05 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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