Skip to comments.Obama campaign pulls attack ads after Colorado shooting
Posted on 07/20/2012 9:27:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is pulling down its attacks ads against Mitt Romney in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, a spokeswoman says.
"We have asked affiliates to pull down our contrast advertising for the time being," Jen Psaki told reporters, according to a pool report from the Washington Post's David Nakamura, traveling with Obama on a campaign swing through Florida. "It takes time for stations to be able to do this, but we are making every effort."
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What? No ‘shout out’?
One of the best euphemisms yet!
Why, those aren’t attack ads! Its just contrast advertising!/sarc
This would be a good time for the right to gang up and remind them of how they shipped guns across the border for Fast & Furious and killed 100's of Mexicans.
He is pulling the attack ads because he like the shooter is Muslim and likely not white and wants to dodge the blame for the Colorado mass shooting.
Leftists are always manipulating the language to suit their agenda. When the light of truth and hard definitions are used, their ideology falls apart.
They’ve been doing it ever since “Did God really say...”
Not sure what to make of this.
I know if Romney did it, he would be accused here of being weak, reactionary, and waving the white flag over something that does not involve him.
Obama is going to try to pull the same thing he did after the Tucson shooting. We’ll see if it works.
“This would be a good time for the right to gang up and remind them of how they shipped guns across the border for Fast & Furious and killed 100’s of Mexicans.”
Would be even better if Romney ran an ad saying it was a fast and furious gun that the kid had.
Maybe Zero is trying to appear "Presidential" for once, and not look like a Chicago punk gangster.
I doubt it will work. He'll revert to his natural state within 72 hours. Also, his negative ads clearly are not working, this gives his campaign an excuse to stop the cash hemorrhage.
“Obama attack ads responsible for Colorado shootings”
Must be, otherwise why pull the ads?
A.k.a., we are changing our tactics and going to politicize this shooting for all it’s worth.
Rommey better NOT even think of pulling a McCain on us!! Charles K said it best CONTINUE to run the ads till election!! The American folk will support it! PLUS, we are also fighting for our lives!! The evil liberal left-wing persona Holmes demons continue to Kill Americans daily with their socialist driven agenda on this country...this is war! My prayers to the families.
He’s just trying to save money.
This is AMAZINGLY quick on-your-feet change based on this shooting. I’d surmise there might be a-priori knowledge of this OWS-demo’rat shooter...
I haven't seen much in the way of Romney ads, other than on YouTube. In fact, I haven't seen any on cable here. I thought that Romney and the Republican Super Pacs were (correctly) keeping their powder dry. It's July, people are more interested in vacations and the beach.
The police were of NO HELP in this situation, and the gunman surrendered after he did what he wanted.
The ONLY thing that could have stopped this would have been armed citizens.
Put that in your pipe, Herr Bloomberg.
IMHO obama pulled the ads because he wants the media to talk about bad bad guns and guncontrol 24/7
5 hours after the shooting The FBI said approximately 100 of its agents are on the scene assisting with the ongoing investigation.
I guess it's possible to get 100 agents there that fast but
and the moms reaction
A California woman who identified herself as the mother of James Holmes, the 24-year-old man federal authorities said is the suspect in a mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, told ABC News her son was likely the culprit, saying, “You have the right person.”
The woman, contacted at her home in San Diego, spoke briefly with ABC News and immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight.
“You have the right person,” she said, apparently speaking on gut instinct. “I need to call the police... I need to fly out to Colorado.”
>>”I haven’t seen much in the way of Romney ads..”
Ads for both campaigns are in selected states, may be that you’re not in one these. Here’s a page that is quite complete on the ads:
Also on ‘keeping their powder dry’ here’s an interesting article: “July Panic for Obama”:
Good post, obviously the attack ads - and Obama is running a ton of them in Colorado - inspired the shooter.
“There is plenty of evidence that Obamas negative onslaught has not damaged Romney and instead may have backfired. In the CBS/NYT poll Obamas (36/48) favorable/unfavorable split is worse than Romneys (32/36). In Foxs poll, Obamas unfavorables (46 percent) are also higher than Romneys (40 percent).”