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Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)
NY Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jeremy W. Peters

Posted on 02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST by red flanker

Mitt Romney is getting some heavy air support in Michigan — the state where he was born and raised — as the “super PAC” supporting him invests almost $500,000 on television ads there.

According to someone who tracks Republican media spending, Restore Our Future has committed just over $470,000 for commercials starting Tuesday and set to run through Feb. 20. That marks the group’s largest purchase yet in Michigan, where it will have spent more than $700,000 on ads by next week.

The group said Monday that it would continue for now to run an ad called “Risk” that targets Newt Gingrich using images and attacks that have by now become familiar advertising fodder. It cites the proliferation of earmarks during his tenure as House speaker and shows a shot of him sitting with Nancy Pelosi on a couch in front of the Capitol, a shot taken from a public service announcement on global warming.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; backstabbers4romney; gingrich; gopprimaries; mi2012; nastyromney; ne; newt; obamaromney; palin; rinoromney; romney; saboteurromney; santorum; santorum4romney; toast; tokyoromney
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As others have hypothesized previously, the actions by Romney and Santorum to target Newt is because it is acceptable to the GOP establishment to destroy the true reformer.

Be prepared to be forced with a Romney/Santorum political marriage this fall.


1 posted on 02/13/2012 3:48:32 PM PST by red flanker
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To: red flanker
Be prepared to be forced with a Romney/Santorum political marriage this fall.

Frankly I think you're the one working for Romney.
2 posted on 02/13/2012 3:51:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: red flanker

I will NEVER vote for Romney.


3 posted on 02/13/2012 3:55:12 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: red flanker
Be prepared to be forced with a Romney/Santorum political marriage this fall.

Utter nonsense. This is just typical of Milts massive campaign. It is slow to respond to actual threats and to focus their messages. Too many establishment types are involved in running his campaign and we are seeing the dismal results.

4 posted on 02/13/2012 3:56:44 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: red flanker

You think Rick’s supporters are able to grasp this? Rick’s having fun with his clueless supporters while feeding the hand of socialism for his own benefit.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 3:57:30 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: red flanker
Romney/Santorum

It will take a Gingrich/Palin to beat Obama/Hillary.

The word is in.

6 posted on 02/13/2012 4:00:30 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: cripplecreek

Actually, you are.

Didn’t think Rick’s supporters could grasp what is going on and no one can tell the proud anything. Dumb is as dumb does.


7 posted on 02/13/2012 4:00:39 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Lazlo in PA

I wish one of these political geniuses would explain, how ceding Michigan to Romney is a good idea?


8 posted on 02/13/2012 4:01:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: red flanker

Rick is leading in the Migh polls— Newt lagging far behind. So, Mitt goes after Newt. Actually, that makes perfect sense to many of us- no surprise.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 4:02:27 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
According to someone who tracks Republican media spending,

LOL one of those reliable sources.
10 posted on 02/13/2012 4:04:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Christie at the beach

Or—It will take a Gingrich/Rubio to beat Obama/Hillary.

Any conservative who adds their name to Mitt, it will be the kiss of death/we will lose with Mitt. I am hearing in DC are saying the word has been confirmed Biden will not be on the ticket.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 4:05:09 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

The word is in— or the fix? -:) Hi Christie, here’s a thread I saved for you (http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/210237-a-brokered-convention-jeb-bush-vs-sarah-palin)

Vin


12 posted on 02/13/2012 4:06:25 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: red flanker
Newt's hardly campaigning in Michigan.
13 posted on 02/13/2012 4:07:02 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: red flanker

“Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)”

Unreal!

I guess seeing how well it works on gutless conservatives these days, why not keep doing what works?


14 posted on 02/13/2012 4:07:19 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VinL; presently no screen name; PSYCHO-FREEP; John Valentine; Christie at the beach; ...

Rick is leading in the Migh polls— Newt lagging far behind. So, Mitt goes after Newt. Actually, that makes perfect sense to many of us- no surprise.

How many times do we have to tell you that Rick has NOTHING to do a commercial on. He is the perfect candidate with regards to issues. The only thing that gets others upset is his endorsement for Arlen which has been explained numerous times before so Mitt has nothing to do a commercial on Rick. What? Do you want him to do a commercial with the snow going? Remember those days? That might make for interesting novelty but it won’t get people to not vote for Rick. You are just going to have to admit that Rick has ZERO negatives to do a commercial about.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 4:13:41 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: presently no screen name
This "clueless" supporter is grasping this perfectly. RINO Mitt is attacking Newt for his Global Warming appearance with Pelosi that we all know about. It is ironic because Newt isn't even really contesting Michigan. I know that because I live here.

While you're bitching about Santorum supporters, I'm going to explain how things work here. Michigan is seriously contested by two candidates. Romney and Santorum. Newt Gingrich isn't campaigning heavily here. Ron Paul will get his likely 15% or so.

I can vote for Newt whom I don't trust, and split anti-Romney votes. I can vote for Ron Paul, who is actually my 2nd choice. He may get one delegate, who knows. Or I can try and hopefully knock out Mitt Romney who is my absolute last choice.

16 posted on 02/13/2012 4:15:57 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: VinL

Yes actually it does, and judging by the posts in this thread it seems to have the desired effect.

If Romney can’t hit Santorum directly with effect, he’ll continue to bash Newt and make it seem like Santorum is a friend, not foe, to Romney. This will force Santorum to get even tougher on Romney or be accused of being in the tank for Romney. And when he gets tougher, the goal will be of Romney to break the wholesome image Santorum has maintained to this point.

Brilliant move on the part of the SuperPac. You’ve seem to have bought what they are doing.

Don’t think for a second the Romney people don’t see the tension brewing between Santorum and Gingrich supporters. It’s all about stirring the pot.

So my question is, are you and the others here going to take the bait or realize the political strategery going on?

Your call.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 4:16:41 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: presently no screen name
Just because you were dumb enough to hitch your wagaon to a loser don't take it out on the rest of us.

You sound petty petulent and pre-pubescent.

18 posted on 02/13/2012 4:18:24 PM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: napscoordinator

There is a story on the net where shows Rick took pac money from Romney before. Today, it has been removed. The requested page “/2012/01/05/7809/romney-pac-gave-trash-talking-r%20ival-santorum-10k-donation-2006” could not be found.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 4:19:04 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: red flanker

Romney is a clueless scumbag. Why doesn’t he cut an ad which highlights his “severe” conservatism?
[crickets]


20 posted on 02/13/2012 4:20:51 PM PST by CASchack
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To: napscoordinator

Not to mention that this story is based on the say so of “someone who tracks Republican media spending”. If Romney does run anti Gingrich ads in Michigan it just proves that he’s an idiot, nothing more.

It cracks me up that people who seem intent on making sure Romney wins in Michigan claim Santorum is secretly working for Romney (Like every other candidate has been accused of).


21 posted on 02/13/2012 4:22:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: red flanker

Another buying votes by peppering the voters with lies and distortion. This ass hat is extreme dangerous.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 4:22:04 PM PST by Logical me
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To: red flanker
As others have hypothesized previously, the actions by Romney and Santorum to target Newt is because it is acceptable to the GOP establishment to destroy the true reformer

I think a couple of more likely suggestions would be:

1. The Santorum surge caught Mitt's folks off-guard, and they don't yet have the anti-Rick ads ready. Look for anti-Rick ads in a week or so.

2. They decided that attacking Rick might be counterproductive, and that attacking Newt might sway enough Newt voters (or non-voters) to put Mitt over the top in a close election with Rick.

I think that suggestion #1 is the most likely.
23 posted on 02/13/2012 4:23:02 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Lazlo in PA

Why would Romney target Gingrich?

This from Public Policy Polling. See what happens if Gingrich drops off: It would be worse for Romney if Gingrich pulls out.

“Rick Santorum has all the momentum in Michigan right now,” Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, said in a press release. “But it’s important to note that more than 50 percent of voters say they could change their minds in the next two weeks. There’s a lot of room for this race to shift back toward Romney in the coming days.”

“Voters were more likely to have a favorable opinion of Santorum (67 percent) than Romney (49 percent) in the PPP poll.”

“If Gingrich dropped out of the GOP presidential nomination race, his support is more likely to flow to Santorum than Romney, the poll indicates. If just Romney, Santorum and Paul were in the race, Santorum would get 48 percent (up from 39 percent if Gingrich were in) and Romney 27 (up from 24 percent).”


24 posted on 02/13/2012 4:24:03 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: red flanker
Seems pretty dumb to target Newt when Santorum is the one closest now, unless.......they already have a little partnership going.
25 posted on 02/13/2012 4:24:03 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Newt or Rick.....either one works)
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To: Christie at the beach

Who the heck cares. Santorum was running for Senate and he was given a donation from Romney like quite a few other politicians. It probably turned out to be a bold faced lie and were forced to remove it. Santorum is going to be our next President of the United States PERIOD. It has been destined. There is ZERO to bash Santorum on.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 4:25:42 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: cripplecreek
It cracks me up that people who seem intent on making sure Romney wins in Michigan claim Santorum is secretly working for Romney

It's the same old story this whole election cycle. People who were "Stalking Horses" for Milt:

Bachmann

Cain

Perry

If anyone bothers to notice, there is only one candidate running who is close friends with Milt. Ron Paul.

27 posted on 02/13/2012 4:28:40 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: napscoordinator

Your nose is so close to rick when he stops, say hello, hand soap...


28 posted on 02/13/2012 4:30:05 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: VinL

I think Mittens going after Newt shows his true intentions. He wants to finish the job of completely destroying him. Then he can move on to Rick or whomever else he sets his crosshairs on.
Nice guy!


29 posted on 02/13/2012 4:32:10 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Mush is not going to carry the day" Mark Levin 2/09/12)
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To: red flanker
Romney uses Ron Paul as his attack dog against Santorum—he can keep his hands clean that way—their love affair was exposed a couple of weeks ago by Rush Limbaugh...

... oh,and speaking of elRushbo he said this today:

“I agree with you (talking to a caller), I think conservatism is in Santorum’s bodily fluids, and because of that he's able to articulate it without thinking about it.”

thwap!

30 posted on 02/13/2012 4:32:22 PM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: red flanker
The cultist from planet KOLOB can't afford to lose any more contests, much less the one in the state which his dad with three grandmas from Mexico used to be Governor.

Notice how the cultists bypass their patsy Santorum, the degenerate lawyer that votes to force workers to belong to unions and pay dues against their will or be fired, in order to attack Leroy Gingrich.

Only thing I am completely sure of is that BISHOP MYTH SLICK WILLARD ROMNEY WILL NEVER BE POTUS.

On the other hand, he is still running for GOD.

31 posted on 02/13/2012 4:33:25 PM PST by Rome2000 (ROMNEY IS A MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -SANTORUM IS FUNDED BY ROMNEY BACKER FOSTER FRIESS)
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To: napscoordinator

I love your optimism, naps.

We could use more of that on this site.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 4:33:25 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Mush is not going to carry the day" Mark Levin 2/09/12)
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To: Mountain Mary

Thanks. It certainly has been interesting this primary season, but I notice that people are coming to the realization that Santorum is our nominee. Some have to be brought dragging but they will get there.


33 posted on 02/13/2012 4:35:23 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: presently no screen name

Hurling insults ( calling people clueless) is the refuge of people who lack facts to support their argument or the ability to articulate their point of view.


34 posted on 02/13/2012 4:35:48 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: Happy Rain

My wagon is hitched onto AMERICA not a man, loser. The one who represents America and not a con man. And watch yourself on who you are calling dumb - this article is enough to see who the dumb one is.


35 posted on 02/13/2012 4:35:48 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: red flanker
This is Romney betting that all of Newt's support will flow to him. He might be right.

I believe Santorum's support in the GOP electorate tops out at about 50% and his core constituency of Values Voters First is closer to the 30-40% range.

If it comes down to Romney and Santorum only I believe Romney will win the nomination.

The wild card is Ron Paul...he may make it a 33% race all around. I believe 1/2 of Newts' supporters will go to Paul.

Either way we're likely looking at a brokered convention and a M A D race to find a unifying candidate.

Under that scenario I can see only Palin and Gingrich being able to win a majority of free delegates...maybe not even Gingrich.

36 posted on 02/13/2012 4:36:16 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: red flanker

Gollies

Willie Mitty has to spend money in his own Daddy’s state ???

The native son doesnt get the key to the state ???

and here I was thinking that the adoring peon MittWitts in MI would pay Willie Mitty for gracing their ballot...

Oh swoonie swoon swoon...


37 posted on 02/13/2012 4:38:31 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: napscoordinator
"You are just going to have to admit that Rick has ZERO negatives to do a commercial about."

There are enough quotes in Rick's book to relegate him to political obscurity in the general election.

Thing is, nobody can attack that flank in the primaries.

I believe it's time to vet that side of Rick.

Better now than September.

38 posted on 02/13/2012 4:40:45 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Christie at the beach

Your nose is so close to rick when he stops, say hello, hand soap...

You are disgusting. You are a complete and utter piece of trash. I can’t wait for the day you are banned. How you could be so gross and nasty is beyond me. I pray they you do not have children. If you do, I feel for them. I have never seen a more revolting person than you. You need to take your repulsive post and go to where you belong. You are obviously a liberal because conservatives don’t talk like you do. You should be completely ashamed of yourself. Your post is one of the worst I have seen on Free Republic in 6 years. You need to clean up your act.


39 posted on 02/13/2012 4:41:53 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: presently no screen name
Lets see, make sure we get this one right—my candidate is ahead and yours is in the toilet yet you call me the loser...uh uh, uh uh—ok FRiend, got you pegged good now so no need to say more;)
40 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:26 PM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: red flanker

targeting newt but i doubt the whole 700,000 will go just on newt...


41 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:44 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: napscoordinator

Foster Friess was on Geraldo last night. I have a friend who has a contact for him and I’m going to write and thank him for his support of Rick...he’s given tons to the campaign.


42 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:44 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Mush is not going to carry the day" Mark Levin 2/09/12)
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To: napscoordinator
He is the perfect candidate with regards to issues.

thanks for the laugh -- lol. What a delusional statement. perfect? I looked carefully at Rick's record. Fiscally, he is a moderate liberal at best. Rick's instinct is to turn to the power of the State to solve problems.

Rick doesn't seem interested in our Founder's belief in "leaving people the h*ll alone as much as possible." Looking coldly at his record, he is a nanny state moderate.

43 posted on 02/13/2012 4:45:13 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Happy Rain

I see it’s way over your pay grade to ‘get it’. You’re dismissed.


44 posted on 02/13/2012 4:46:03 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: red flanker

No, Romney wants to take Newt out before he turns his guns to Santorum. He doesn’t want to take out Santorum to have Newt rise again. He doesn’t want to play whack a mole anymore.


45 posted on 02/13/2012 4:46:15 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: red flanker
These two team up and they can KMA.


46 posted on 02/13/2012 4:46:18 PM PST by McGruff (Think in bold colors not pale pastels.)
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To: Mariner

I believe it’s time to vet that side of Rick.
Better now than September.

He has been vetted. People bashed the death of his baby and how he dealt with it (can’t get lower than that). They said he brought some earmarks back to Pennsylvania. He endorsed Arlen. He endorse Romney. The bills that he voted for added some other stuff that he is getting blamed for.

That is it!!!! There is nothing left. Everyone is ok with these and understand how politics work. They were hoping that the death of his son was going to push him out of the race but that didn’t work those freaking vultures. Anyway, he has been fully vetted and nothing was found of major substance.


47 posted on 02/13/2012 4:46:29 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: McGruff

Actually they have already teamed up already but it’s meant to be hidden but it’s not for those who can’t be deceived.

Thanks for the clip of Slick Rick.


48 posted on 02/13/2012 4:50:11 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Happy Rain
“I agree with you (talking to a caller), I think conservatism is in Santorum’s bodily fluids, and because of that he's able to articulate it without thinking about it.”

I guess Rush is too busy with Two if By Tea to look at Rick's actual record. I have studied Ricks moderate record. He's quite weak on the 2nd Amendment. His votes on the 2nd amendment alone indicates whatever is flowing through Rick, it isn't a deep respect for our Constitution.

Rush could not be more wrong.

49 posted on 02/13/2012 4:51:07 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not sure about your corner of the world, but Newt (and Win the Future) have been HAMMERING Romney. Absolutely scathing ads against him.


50 posted on 02/13/2012 4:52:33 PM PST by rintense
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