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Santorum SuperPAC Seeks to Tie Romney and Gingrich to Obama
abc ^ | Feb 24, 2012 1:09pm | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 02/24/2012 10:49:55 AM PST by Red Steel

A superPAC that supports Rick Santorum has released a new television ad in Ohio that seeks to tie both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama.

ABC News was given a sneak peak at the ad, titled “Obama.” It will run in Ohio along with another Romney attack ad already running in Michigan called “Vital Decisions.” The Ohio buy is $257,000 and was announced Friday morning.

The narrator says over photos of Romney, Gingrich and Obama: “How can Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich beat Barack Obama when on the vital decisions they’re not much different? Like Obama, Gingrich supported individual health insurance mandates and lobbied for Freddie Mac. Mitt created RomneyCare–the blueprint for ObamaCare. And just like Obama, Romney even left Massachusetts 1 billion (dollars) in debt.”

The ad asks “Who can win?” It then touts Santorum’s jobs plan.

Watch it here.

Santorum consistently goes after Romney for enacting health reform in Massachusetts and Gingrich for previously supporting health care mandates. Unlike the superPAC airing the ad on his behalf, the former Pennsylvania senator has said he won’t attack Gingrich for his work at Freddie Mac because he was using his “talents” to provide for his family.

“Vital Decisions,” the ad that will run in both Ohio and Michigan, also ties Romney to Obama. The narrator reads over photographs of just Romney and Obama and the script is almost identical with Gingrich not mentioned.

Watch it here.

The ads will run through Wednesday. The superPAC Red White and Blue Fudn has poured $1.3 million into Michigan ahead of Tuesday’s primary there.

A Quinnipiac Ohio poll from earlier this month had Santorum leading in the state with 36 percent to Romney with 29 percent and Gingrich with 20 percent.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: santorum
How 'nice' from these Santobots.
1 posted on 02/24/2012 10:50:02 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Consider the source—and the poster.
2 posted on 02/24/2012 10:52:55 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Red Steel

You stay classy, Senator!


3 posted on 02/24/2012 10:53:25 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Red Steel
Meanwhile, the Obama super-pac is running anti-Romney ads in Michigan, implicitly helping Santorum.
4 posted on 02/24/2012 10:54:39 AM PST by al44
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To: Red Steel

Santorum is sinking lower on my short list.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 10:57:11 AM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Red Steel

Oh I am so impressed. I can just ‘feel’ the Christian love and purity and honesty. s/


6 posted on 02/24/2012 10:59:55 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Red Steel

Politics ain’t bean bag, but it’s crap like this that he knows isn’t true that makes it hard to like him.

Newt Gingrich, his mentor, doesn’t deserve this and Santorum knows it.

GO NEWT!


7 posted on 02/24/2012 11:01:56 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: al44

Obama wants Santorum so he can destroy him (easily) and take Congress back for the Rats.

Santorum is the Rats’ enabler.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 11:11:12 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Red Steel

The main question is, is the ad untrue?


9 posted on 02/24/2012 11:16:03 AM PST by dforest
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Exactly, I think Newt’s the one they really fear.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 11:19:21 AM PST by al44
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To: dforest
The main question is, is the ad untrue?

The ad is untrue.

Gingrich did not "lobbie" as a Lobbyist for Fannie sMac.

11 posted on 02/24/2012 11:21:52 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Just mythoughts
Sorry for the off subject but your tagline caught my interest...

... there was an old—and I guess they all are old now— “Peanuts” comic strip where Charlie Brown was assigned to clean out the school's black board erasers—one had to smack them together out of doors to get the chalky dust out of them.

Before he started, the local Biblical scholar Linus Van Pelt told him, “Remember Lot's wife.”

After pounding the erasers Charlie Brown was totally covered in their dusty residue and came to understand Linus's scriptural warning and conceded,

“Linus was right, I have become a pillar of chalk.”

12 posted on 02/24/2012 11:24:03 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: onyx

Agree, Onyx. Santo better tread lightly and realize that the enemy of my enemy is my friend..ie Newt is his potential ally, mentor and friend.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 11:24:23 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: Red Steel
Things like this makes me not respect Santorum.

Play to win; by any means is just like Romney and Obama.

Newt is the best candidate who has solutions.

14 posted on 02/24/2012 11:26:18 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Frankly, I am finding Santorum more and more of a repulsive little twerp every day. I never liked him, but now I’m really, really disliking him!


15 posted on 02/24/2012 11:27:23 AM PST by livius
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To: Red Steel
Just like onyx pointed out. I say shame on Rick for doing this to his former teacher and leader.
16 posted on 02/24/2012 11:33:13 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Red Steel

Tie Romney and Gingrich to Obama

This should not be difficult, but probably lots of fun with 1000’s of FACTS!


17 posted on 02/24/2012 11:37:00 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Red Steel
Santorum is beginning to look like the nut case he is. Lots of conservative talk but the more I see of him the more I believe that these are just talking points to gain favor and the nomination. He is as bad as Romney.

Go Newt!

18 posted on 02/24/2012 11:52:44 AM PST by Logical me
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To: All


Newt.org

19 posted on 02/24/2012 11:55:39 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Happy Rain
Sorry for the off subject but your tagline caught my interest... ... there was an old—and I guess they all are old now— “Peanuts” comic strip where Charlie Brown was assigned to clean out the school's black board erasers—one had to smack them together out of doors to get the chalky dust out of them. Before he started, the local Biblical scholar Linus Van Pelt told him, “Remember Lot's wife.” After pounding the erasers Charlie Brown was totally covered in their dusty residue and came to understand Linus's scriptural warning and conceded, “Linus was right, I have become a pillar of chalk.”

Well given the PROUD GOP e is ignorant in the warning of Christ and have invited in the Sodomites to run their party, I figured I would do what I could to remind people of Christ's warning.

20 posted on 02/24/2012 11:57:43 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

You have to be classy, before you can stay classy.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 11:57:52 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: livius

I’ll second that.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 12:03:21 PM PST by Irenic
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To: dforest

The ad is untrue, Newt was involved in working to DEFEAT hillarycare and many things were said in working for this victory over socialized medicine. His work at FM has been beat to death and Santorum says he will not use it against Newt in his personal ads because Newt was making a living for his family, but doesn’t mind his PAC using it??

I’ve had it with Rick, he’s crawled right there under the rock with Romney and Paul.

It’s unfortunate that we’ve had so many candidates for our nomination that are not of presidential timber and that some of the better ones have been forced out of the race or were discouraged from ever getting in, possibly because some were aware of there limitations.

Fortunatly the best and most qualified, the one with the abilities, experience, ideas, did join the race. Thank God for Newt.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 12:05:36 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Red Steel

This junk makes me look forward to the anti-Saint Ricky ad entitled, “YOU LIE”.

President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


24 posted on 02/24/2012 12:07:05 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: duffee

Remember now. The candidates and Super PACs are not supposed to work together.

It was Newt’s PAC who came up with the Bain attack, not Newt. He could have disengaged himself if he had not of said anything supporting the notion.

The truth is Newt did support healthcare mandates and Cap and Trade even though he says he no longer does. I assume from what he is saying, those were mistakes. I think most of the candidates would also say that their past faux pas were also mistakes. The truth is, maybe they were. None of these guys are perfect.

I will vote for the nominee, so I want them to succeed, but to expect one person to be above what another is not, is rather odd.

You can’t hold one person responsible for past mistakes and then give another person a pass.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 12:16:22 PM PST by dforest
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To: dforest

Newt directed his PAC publicly to take out any accuracies, which had been documented PAcin a WaPo article, I think, and the Pac subsequently made something 15 or 17 editorial changes...


26 posted on 02/24/2012 12:42:15 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto; Rudder; Just mythoughts; Christie at the beach; livius; Gator113; Irenic

Just remember why you’r complaining about a Santorum SuperPac (which man not coordinate with him), ALL the money and sleeze that Mitt Romney and his SuperPac are pooring against both SANTORUM and NEWT! It’s a two way street-and I dont like dishonesty, but let’s be honest. Most of what this add says about Romney anyway IS true!


27 posted on 02/24/2012 12:52:38 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: true believer forever

The candidates are not supposed to have any control over PACs. Newt did do that after the fact, but he and Perry were out blamming capitalism after that little movie came out, at least that is how it was interpreted. But this was the single most mistake he has made and it is why he hasn’t come back yet.

Newt is supposed to be the smartest guy in the room, yet he was duped into Cap and Trade, duped into plopping down beside Nancy, duped into healthcare mandates. People know he is far from stupid, so they also have mistrust for him.

When he did all this, he was not in Congress. This was stuff that he never had to support. Imagine what it would have been had Newt come out in support of what a folly Global warming is? Wow, he would be ridin’ high.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 12:54:19 PM PST by dforest
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To: JSDude1
I fully realize that superpacs are suppose to be outside the realm of control by the candidate. Honesty is always the best weapon and it serves NO purpose to mislead or deceive. I detest liars and deceivers as much as any ‘sin’!!!
29 posted on 02/24/2012 12:57:37 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Red Steel
Newt Gingrich is the only hope our kids and grandkids have. If I hear or see the word “BAGGAGE” one one time I'm going to puke. The only baggage Newt has are suitcases full of the best solutions, ideas and fixes that make more sense than anybody else. If Newt is not or next president, we're Toast.
30 posted on 02/24/2012 1:18:03 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: dforest

Newt’s attacks and those of his PAC were retalitory to the attacks by Romney and his PACS attacks on Newt. The attacks were not against Capitalism but against conduct, an example would be an attack on Larry Flint if he were running for office, what he does is legal but still sleaze. As for the accuracy of the PAC attacks on Romney, Newt publicly called for any untruths or distortions to be corrected or to have the ads discontinued. The last I heard was that Newt’s PAC had written a letter with 5 questions regarding Romney’s involvement with Bain on certain dates and on receipt of this information they would correct or pull the ads. Last I heard they were still waiting for a reply. The ads were correct.

Newt has discussed mandates as he’s discussed many things. I really don’t think he has endorsed cap and trade. Newt has changed position over the years as events and problems change and become more complex the difference is that Newt will acknowledge he has made a change in position and why instead of stonewalling and taking a stance that this new position has always been his.

I don’t expect any candidate or person to ber perfect and don’t really go out of my way to point out imperfections. For a long time I would ask posters to not denigrate someone you may have to vote for but to promote your candidate. I don’t do that anymore, when the candidates themselves went into the negativity any hope of a positive campaign was lost. Of course in defense of my guy his negativity and that of his PAC was retalitory.

I’ve never tried to give my guy a pass, I’ve made many positive statements about him. It’s easy to make positive statements about Newt Gingrich, his abilities and his record, I would have been very content to have been involved in a positive campaign but it was not me or Newt that allowed the campaign to be reduced to what it has become.

Are you sure you are not one who is holding one candidate to past mistakes while giving another a pass?


31 posted on 02/24/2012 1:31:19 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: duffee

I would agree with you for the most part. I believe my post to you addressed that.

I don’t hate Newt and I don’t hate Santorum.
I just believe that we tend to forgive whoever is our guy. Pretty natural, but the voters outside of places like FR only know what they see and hear.

I think Newt would make a good POTUS, but I would be aware that he may run off the straight and narrow, a lot more than I would like.

Santorum, yep, as a Senator, he acted like a party guy. He has flaws also.

In the end, neither are as awful as Obama and we need to keep that in mind.

We also have to understand they are in a competition right now. It is a normal process.


32 posted on 02/24/2012 2:28:15 PM PST by dforest
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