Skip to comments.Santorum SuperPAC Seeks to Tie Romney and Gingrich to Obama
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 theyre not much different? Like Obama, Gingrich supported individual health insurance mandates and lobbied for Freddie Mac. Mitt created RomneyCarethe 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 Santorums 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 wont 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 Tuesdays 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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You stay classy, Senator!
Santorum is sinking lower on my short list.
Oh I am so impressed. I can just ‘feel’ the Christian love and purity and honesty. s/
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.
Obama wants Santorum so he can destroy him (easily) and take Congress back for the Rats.
Santorum is the Rats’ enabler.
The main question is, is the ad untrue?
Exactly, I think Newt’s the one they really fear.
The ad is untrue.
Gingrich did not "lobbie" as a Lobbyist for Fannie sMac.
... 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.”
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.
Play to win; by any means is just like Romney and Obama.
Newt is the best candidate who has solutions.
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!
Tie Romney and Gingrich to Obama
This should not be difficult, but probably lots of fun with 1000’s of FACTS!
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.
You have to be classy, before you can stay classy.
I’ll second that.
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.
This junk makes me look forward to the anti-Saint Ricky ad entitled, “YOU LIE”.
President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
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.
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...
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!
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.
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?
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.