New Romney ad: Let Tom Brokaw tell you about Newt’s ethics

posted at 1:36 pm on January 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

Watch this one while you can because Brokaw and NBC are, apparently, “extremely uncomfortable” with it.

In a statement Saturday, former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw, who is featured in the ad reporting on Gingrich’s 1997 ethics investigation, said, “I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad. I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign.”…

The NBC legal department has written a letter to the campaign asking for the removal of all NBC News material from their campaign ads. Similar requests have gone out to other campaigns that NBC says have inappropriately used clips from “Nightly News,” “Meet the Press,” “Today” and MSNBC material.

Wouldn’t surprise me if Team Mitt used the Brokaw footage in the full expectation that NBC would raise a stink. They used the same strategy a few months ago, I suspect, in that ad taking Obama out of context on the economy. They knew the left would flip out and, in so doing, increase the ad’s exposure; it’s “earned media” in the most cynically earned way. This ad is doubly clever insofar as it uses an, ahem, impartial newsman to lay out the “facts” of Gingrich’s ethics reprimand in the House. That’s an effective counter to Newt’s complaints that Romney is distorting what happened in that ethics saga — after all, we’ve got fair-and-balanced Tom Brokaw reporting on it right here — but of course, there is some distortion happening: As Byron York explained in a post a few days ago, Gingrich was ultimately exonerated of any illegality after an investigation by Bill Clinton’s IRS. (See the second clip below.) Doesn’t change the fact of the House reprimand but it does call into question whether it was warranted.

Too bad there are no more debates before Tuesday. Newt could have packaged this spot plus Romney’s defense of John King into a fine little rant about cozying up to the “elite media.” Exit question via Johnny Dollar: Since when does NBC News or its subsidiaries object to promoting certain politicians?

Update: The NYT has an interesting piece today about Team Mitt’s use of Twitter to take the pulse of Republican reaction to developments in the campaign. Here’s their newest step, another aspect of their “Newt is totally unelectable” messaging: “Romney’s campaign also debuted a new Twitter hashtag to accompany the [Brokaw] television spot: #Newtorious.”


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I wonder if Romney also likes to follow around the Duke La Cross players and continually call them rapists?

astonerii on January 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Gotta kick em while their down, eh, Mitt?

tkyang99 on January 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

It is not over for Gingrich, he will stay around because his ego and the cooped Tea Party will tell him too.

It is going to be Mitt Romney, so people need to be comfortable swallowing the horse pill.

ConservativeLaw on January 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I didn’t trust Tom Brokaw then and still don’t.

Using him in an ad is not a good option if you are trying to have him get a talking point across.

ajacksonian on January 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

More liberal smearing from Mitt the weasel. This proves the man has no principle or care for the truth. He would pimp his mom to finally get to be humiliated in a general election.You better have ACORN padding the ballots for you, Mittbots. You will be very lonely otherwise in November.

Southernblogger on January 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Enough debates. 19 of them already – too many. All these debates have done is to prop up underfunded candidates and kept losers in the arena.

I think even Perry suppporters would agree there have been too many debates and disproportionate amount of attention to them.

matthew8787 on January 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

ConservativeLaw on January 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Sorry, I won’t be swallowing for Mitt Romney.

Ted Torgerson on January 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign.”…

Brokaw you sold out to the left years ago. Don’t think because you wrote The Greatest Generation that you get a pass.

Wethal on January 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Newt Gingrich often cites the New York Times in debates.

Mitt Romney approvingly uses NBC News in campaign ads.

We’re through the looking glass, people.

YYZ on January 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Mutiny – may the folks win.

Reporting live from Mitt World News headquarters.

a.k.a. Pravda, which no longer whites out bad news, contrary to Mitt communications.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Since when does NBC News or its subsidiaries object to promoting certain politicians?

Well, we all know the answer to that rhetorical question. One letter: D or R.

conservative pilgrim on January 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Prime example of Romney’s campaign tactics. Romney’s campaign also has Jason Chaffetz, Bay Buchannan, Connie Mack, etc. shadowing Newt’s appearances–literally stalking the campaign. The Hill reports that Newt’s campaign manager–I think Hammonds is his name–acknowledged Chaffetz’ presence after he had been showing up at various rallies and asked him to join them on the Q & A part. Of course Chaffetz declined. Does this sound like a confident Romney campaign to you?

KickandSwimMom on January 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

And this is gonna unite the GOP against Obama HOW?

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Compare and contrast

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

My heart’s bleedin’ for NBC, otherwise known as the Democratic National Bullshit Coordinator.

That said, this is some cheap shi’ite from the Romney camp.

hillbillyjim on January 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Mitt is trying everything. Interesting article at Townhall: Mitt Romney: Trail Blazer

FTA: There aren’t many Republicans who can “boast” a record of healthcare mandates, taxpayer-funded abortions for just $50/kill, proclamations applauding “gay youth pride day,” appointing homosexual activist judges, supporting Jimmy Carter and Paul Tsongas, and opposing the Bush tax cuts.

Come to think of it, Romney might be the only Republican who can boast such a record.

Kaffa on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Ah this is fun, lol. :P

humili mente on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Mitt is so clueless, he thinks quoting Tom Brokaw is somehow supposed to help him …..in a GOP Primary.

Clueless. Totally clueless.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Ever hear Brokaw pronounce “Gilooly?” Classic.

Obama has a great curious mind… We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking…

Romney thinks Brokaw is a good spokesperson? Really. Quit giving me reasons to dislike you, Mitt!

Fallon on January 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Mitt is trying everything. Interesting article at Townhall: Mitt Romney: Trail Blazer

FTA: There aren’t many Republicans who can “boast” a record of healthcare mandates, taxpayer-funded abortions for just $50/kill, proclamations applauding “gay youth pride day,” appointing homosexual activist judges, supporting Jimmy Carter and Paul Tsongas, and opposing the Bush tax cuts.

Come to think of it, Romney might be the only Republican who can boast such a record.

Kaffa on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Mitt Romney….trailblazer? WTF? Prog trailblazer maybe.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Mitt: We don’t need no stinkin’ conservatives…

d1carter on January 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I wonder what kind of law degree Mitt got, I understand he is a Harvard Graduate, may be he needs to dust off his law license and leave buiness and making money for a while.

evergreenland on January 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

NBC wasn’t “uncomfortable” with it when the broadcast it

gerrym51 on January 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

It’s still January, yet there’s fresh mud everywhere. Just appalling, even though I will never support Newt.

MadisonConservative on January 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Newt is the luckiest lout in the world, by his ‘friends’ and foes.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Prime example of Romney’s campaign tactics. Romney’s campaign also has Jason Chaffetz, Bay Buchannan, Connie Mack, etc. shadowing Newt’s appearances–literally stalking the campaign.

KickandSwimMom on January 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Folks said they supported Newty because he’s a “fighter.” So now you have a fight and suddenly the Newtist colony is squealing in outrageously outrageous outrage. Quit crying, stop your whining and make up your minds.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Newt is NOT dropping out after Florida now.

It’s personal.

He is gonna make sure that even if he does not win, Romney definitely will not.

Nice go Mittens. First with the big money negative adds in Iowa.

Mitt is such a…trailblazer in that regard.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Progressive Cat Fight in the gop!!

Over in this corner the big Cheshire cat Newt and his kitties.

Over in this corner the ever sly MittCat with his devious purring.

Forget the popcorn folks, start looking into New Zealand or Aussie plane tickets.

PappyD61 on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Anybody else think Jeb Bush is out there smiling now that he is guaranteed his big rollout in 2016?

Calling Scott Walker, Calling Scott Walker!

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I wonder what kind of law degree Mitt got, I understand he is a Harvard Graduate, may be he needs to dust off his law license and leave buiness and making money for a while.

evergreenland on January 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Another OWS attack? Or have you always had a problem with the private sector? This is the GOP primary.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Politics is cut-throat, I get that. But Romney has this super slick, seemingly flawless quality that is, well, disconcerting. Monitoring Twitter accounts of reporters, using this Brokaw footage knowing NBC would object, his passive-agressive approach with his signature issues (We don’t need to get upset over Romneycare), sending his surrogates out to do his dirty work against other candidates. It reminds me of Obama’s ’08 campaign. I don’t like it.

conservative pilgrim on January 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Bain Capital attack movie

gerrym51 on January 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Seriously? Tom Brokaw.

I don’t know whether to LOL at that …or shed tears that a Republican invokes Tom Brokaw.

…to put it plainly, calling on Tom Brokaw doesn’t enhance your credibility.

Unless it was snark.

In which case, +1.

davisbr on January 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Using a “liberal” media propagandist wasn’t exactly a smart choice.

darwin on January 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Using a “liberal” media propagandist wasn’t exactly a smart choice.

darwin on January 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Compared to Romney, Tom is conservative.

astonerii on January 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Newt is NOT dropping out after Florida now.

It’s personal.

He is gonna make sure that even if he does not win, Romney definitely will not.

Nice go Mittens. First with the big money negative adds in Iowa.

Mitt is such a…trailblazer in that regard.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Typical. Newty has already embraced the rhetoric of OWS so he might as well occupy the primaries stalker-style for a while. The beatings will continue until the attitude improves in the camp.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Mitt is so clueless, he thinks quoting Tom Brokaw is somehow supposed to help him …..in a GOP Primary.

Clueless. Totally clueless.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Romney’s base consists of moderates and Indies. Works for them.

conservative pilgrim on January 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Politics is cut-throat, I get that. But Romney has this super slick, seemingly flawless quality that is, well, disconcerting. Monitoring Twitter accounts of reporters, using this Brokaw footage knowing NBC would object, his passive-agressive approach with his signature issues (We don’t need to get upset over Romneycare), sending his surrogates out to do his dirty work against other candidates. It reminds me of Obama’s ’08 campaign. I don’t like it.

Obama won. Mitt will do this to Obama. it will be the most mud-slinging general election in history.

may the best “mud-slinger win

gerrym51 on January 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

The Romney campaign’s lack of ethics has been disturbing on several instances. It sealed my opposition to his candidacy.

I am disturbed that some of the other candidates, including Gingrich, seem to have followed his lead and run misleading ads; but none of them have done it so persistently, and so unrepentantly, as the Romneyites.

philwynk on January 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

In a statement Saturday, former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw, who is featured in the ad reporting on Gingrich’s 1997 ethics investigation, said, “I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad. I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign.”…

Tom Brokaw Cheers Obama Inauguration Like ‘Velvet Revolution’

So there’s that LOL!

Dr Evil on January 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Using a “liberal” media propagandist wasn’t exactly a smart choice.

darwin on January 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

If that’s correct then neither was earning an endorsement from Michael Moore. Way to represent, Newty! lol

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM

It reminds me of Obama’s ’08 campaign. I don’t like it.

conservative pilgrim on January 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I know you’re sour on the idea, but a little more of this and people will be begging Sarah Palin to jump in.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Tom Brokaw, that bastion of fair and impartial reporting?

Naturally Curly on January 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/were-screwed-florida-ag-pam-bondi-claims-mitt-wants-romneycare-in-every-state-video/

Sparky5253 on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

I sent that link into tips. I’d like to hear the Romney supporters respond to the Florida AG acknowledging Romney wants ROMNEYCARE in every state and he’s asked her to be on his healthcare board. There’s video, and you can’t deny that she’s said. (click the link)

conservative pilgrim on January 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Let Pam Bondi tell you about Mitt’s plans for 50 RomneyCares!

Akzed on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Another sellout. This country is so through.

Why is there never a 100-mile wide meteor screaming down to Earth when you need one?

Just an incredible meltdown by the Florida and National GOP.

We need a third-party come February, 2013.

This is madness.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Obama won. Mitt will do this to Obama.

gerrym51 on January 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

No he won’t.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/were-screwed-florida-ag-pam-bondi-claims-mitt-wants-romneycare-in-every-state-video/

First off this video should be spread around since it’s obvious that Romney loves him some Federal “direction” on healthcare.

Secondly this Bondi gal is too attractive to be successful in any kind of National races so just forget it.

Thirdly, she comes off as pretty lame saying she’s going to be on the Romney task force after he’s President.

Fourth, If you like individual liberty and freedom you’re about to be really depressed if Obama or his GOP TWIN Romney gets elected in November.

PappyD61 on January 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

FLASHBACK: Brokaw to Obama: What can Israel learn from Buchenwald about its treatment of Palestinians?

For added disgust, note that this interview was conducted in Dresden, ground zero of the neo-Nazi revisionist movement to draw moral equivalence between Nazi atrocities and Allied bombings of German cities. You’ll fit right in at MSNBC, Tom.

Terp Mole on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

No he won’t.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Oh yes, he most certainly will.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Newty like The New York Times a little too much so what’s goes around comes around, Live by liberal media, die by liberal media.

Falz on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Knock it off with the sleazy ad’s, Mitt. I’m sick of listening to Newt whine about them.

JPeterman on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Obama won. Mitt will do this to Obama. it will be the most mud-slinging general election in history.

may the best “mud-slinger win

gerrym51 on January 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

But we all know the Dems are far better at it than Mittens, and the Dems have the Media.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Folks said they supported Newty because he’s a “fighter.” So now you have a fight and suddenly the Newtist colony is squealing in outrageously outrageous outrage. Quit crying, stop your whining and make up your minds.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Agreed

Those who underestimate Gingrich today were many of the same people who underestimated him as he crashed his way into the upper ranks of the party more than two decades ago. He may resent what the establishment is doing to him now, but he also may welcome the attacks as ratification that he remains a threat to established order.

Gingrich may lose this battle, and he could damage himself in the process. But he will not go quietly, and his old friends and enemies in the party know it.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

No he won’t.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Oh yes, he most certainly will.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Yeah, right. He’s a nice guy who’s in over his head, that’s all.

Moderates do nothing but trash conservatives.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Knock it off with the sleazy ad’s, Mitt. I’m sick of listening to Newt whine about them.

JPeterman on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Who’s your candidate now?

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Oh yes, he most certainly will.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Romney will probably go soft.

But, if he goes negative it won’t matter because O has the media in his pocket once the general election starts.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

But tyou can count on Brokaw being OK with this when OBAMA uses the same footage in a general election.

michaelo on January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Folks said they supported Newty because he’s a “fighter.” So now you have a fight and suddenly the Newtist colony is squealing in outrageously outrageous outrage. Quit crying, stop your whining and make up your minds.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Just, wow. Logic ain’t your strong suit, is it?

We approve of Gingrich’s willingness to call out the leftist news media and call their dishonesty and partisan imbalance what it is.

We disapprove of Romney’s use of the same tactics the news media employs, which Gingrich is denouncing.

See how they’re consistent?

See how the candidates differ?

philwynk on January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I truely hope this COMPLETELY backfires on Mittens…I do find him pretty Despicable person…I didn’t like him in 08 for similar attacks..

Political Chef on January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

But we all know the Dems are far better at it than Mittens, and the Dems have the Media.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Yep. And they won’t care about a gaggle of Mittbots screeching about “anti-capitalist OWS rhetoric”. Not in the least.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

But we all know the Dems are far better at it than Mittens, and the Dems have the Media.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

And based on the squeals of resentment and bitterness I’m seeing on here from the Newtist colony it’s apparent that Romney is far better at it than Newty. Grandiose plans for a lunar colony ain’t gonna cut it.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I know you’re sour on the idea, but a little more of this and people will be begging Sarah Palin to jump in.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM

What? You have me confused with someone else. True, I am not overt in my support for her here because I don’t waste my time with the anti-Palin garbage so many spew here. I’m outspoken about her IRL though. I wanted Palin to run from the get-go and would do everything I could to help her become the 45th POTUS. I understand why she didn’t run and realize that her battle was uphill. I’d support her getting in even now.

conservative pilgrim on January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ever hear Brokaw pronounce “Gilooly?” Classic.
Fallon on January 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Harry Shearer does a great Brokaw imitation where he complains about too many “L”s being in the news script.

whatcat on January 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Am I the only one who thinks, that Mitt’s ruthlessly skewering of Gingrich, is a foreshadowing of the no-holds-barred well financed combat that Mr. Nice Guy will throw at Obama? Too bad for Newt that he had to be the most notorious character in Romney’s campaign scenario for capturing the White House. Dress rehearsal today, Big Show coming this Fall.

TheStatistQuo on January 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

See how the candidates differ?

philwynk on January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Romney started this whole thing.

I’m in Iowa and we hated seeing such negative ads because we knew it would hurt all Republicans.

Mitt only cares about himself.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Yep. And they won’t care about a gaggle of Mittbots screeching about “anti-capitalist OWS rhetoric”. Not in the least.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Anti-capitalist OWS rhetoric is EXPECTED from the Left. It’s just EMBARRASSING when it comes from the Right. Way to stand up for Conservative principles, Major Tom Newty!

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Mitt would get the sh*t kicked out of him in the general. And he has a lot sh*t to kick out of him as he lies constantly.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

From another thread

The fact that Mitt will be destroyed so unfairly – in exactly the same way he’s been murdering his opponents in the primary – will be the last bit of comeuppance I enjoy – right before King Barry drives us off a ravine in his second term.

He will, as they say, die by his own sword – just as he lived – metaphorically speaking.

I will shed no tears for him.

SilverDeth on January 28, 2012 at 3:48 AM

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Allahpundit,

Here is some new info on Romney. Watch and weep!

http://markamerica.com/2012/01/28/so-shocking-im-speechless/

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/were-screwed-florida-ag-pam-bondi-claims-mitt-wants-romneycare-in-every-state-video/

Sparky5253 on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Thnaks for the info

Shain1611 on January 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Am I the only one who thinks, that Mitt’s ruthlessly skewering of Gingrich, is a foreshadowing of the no-holds-barred well financed combat that Mr. Nice Guy will throw at Obama? Too bad for Newt that he had to be the most notorious character in Romney’s campaign scenario for capturing the White House. Dress rehearsal today, Big Show coming this Fall.

TheStatistQuo on January 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Not really. The Media will never spread his lies about Obama as they do the lies about Newt. They will call him on the lies repeatedly and every attack he makes will backfire. That is, those few things where Romney is actually divergent on what Obama is that he can attack, which are not many.

astonerii on January 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Mitt only cares about himself.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Not even close. The fact is that Newty is the one with the overbearing ego.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

No he won’t.

of course he will. that doesn’t mean he will win but he will sling-mud just like Obama.

I predict Mitt will swift boat Obama on old things like
1.how he betrayed his constituents as community organizer in chicago

2.How he betrayed the “green movement”

etc

gerrym51 on January 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

TheStatistQuo on January 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

There will be no big show in the Fall.

If Mitt goes up against O, Mitt will be securely 5% behind O in the polls by Sept. 15th.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Had it been a Democrat candidate using Brokaw’s images, he wouldn’t raise a peep.

Del Dolemonte on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

And based on the squeals of resentment and bitterness I’m seeing on here from the Newtist colony it’s apparent that Romney is far better at it than Newty. Grandiose plans for a lunar colony ain’t gonna cut it.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Romney will only be good at it in a Republican primary. And there’s there’s going to be so much bad blood on the floor to mop up, alot of those in the “Newtist colony” may just take some satisfaction when Romney starts getting thwacked by the Dem machine. That’s what happens when you burn bridges and scorch the earth.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Mitt would get the sh*t kicked out of him in the general. And he has a lot sh*t to kick out of him as he lies constantly.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Wrong again.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

gerrym51 on January 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

LOL! You’re funny.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

In that article about twitter, it also mentions Newt’s campaign. Are you outrageously outraged about that too?

bluealice on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Mitt only cares about himself.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

It’s easily explained – he has Obama’s personality, passive-aggressive elitist narcissist sniper. You never want to go to war with them.

Real men stab you in the face, when you know it.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Newt is weak but I’m right about Romney and you know it.

This is a weak field. Let’s move on to the Senate. That is how we’ll stop O.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Tom Brokaw..*kaw*..*kaw*…carries around a picture of Jimmy Carter in his wallet and gazes into his paper eyes when he needs spiritual strength.

#I might have made that up..#

Mimzey on January 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Mitt is so clueless, he thinks quoting Tom Brokaw is somehow supposed to help him …..in a GOP Primary.

Clueless. Totally clueless.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Romney’s base consists of moderates and Indies. Works for them.

conservative pilgrim on January 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I’m an indie, and let me just say that this isn’t working on me. I guess if I had only a passive interest in politics, I might fall for this. But that’s not the case.

Frankly, I always viewed Romney as a run of the mill GOP candidate who would at least not screw up as badly as Obama has. I could vote for that if I had to. But I’m not really feeling that way anymore, and that really disappoints me cause I’m no fan of Newt either.

Don’t assume Indies will throw their weight behind a moderate like Romney. Indies are not some monolithic group. The only thing we all have in common is that we’re not very fond of either party. As for me, I don’t trust Newt at all, but I’m starting to distrust Romney even more.

humili mente on January 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Anti-capitalist OWS rhetoric is EXPECTED from the Left. It’s just EMBARRASSING when it comes from the Right. Way to stand up for Conservative principles, Major Tom Newty!

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

How much leftist anti-Palin crap have we had to hear from Mittbots over the past 3 years?

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Romney will only be good at it in a Republican primary. And there’s there’s going to be so much bad blood on the floor to mop up, alot of those in the “Newtist colony” may just take some satisfaction when Romney starts getting thwacked by the Dem machine. That’s what happens when you burn bridges and scorch the earth.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Nice daydream for you but that’s going to happen. There are too many other important races going on this year. “The base” will vote in droves, including for the GOP nominee. Too much going on for anybody to stay home.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Oh yes, he most certainly will.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

And it will not work.

What needs to happen is that we need to nominate a candidate who will make the honest case in public, in the clear view of the American people, that Barack Obama is a radical, using facts that are incontrovertible.

What will NOT do the job is a passive-aggressive sneak attack that relies on the media to make its case. That seems to be the Romney attack pattern.

And let me say publicly, that pattern is morally repulsive. Passive-aggression is evil. Regardless of his positions on issues, whether liberal, moderate, or conservative, I don’t want a guy who will campaign like this as my President.

philwynk on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Real men stab you in the face, when you know it.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Newsweek, sold for 99 cents too many, doesn’t know human nature at all.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Wrong again.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Oh, then he really is pro-abotion then?

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Now anyone who critisizes Mitt is OWS?
I am not against private sectore I had my own buisness, God bless any one who works honesly but I think Mitt as an attorney, should check his own ads from a legal stand point.

evergreenland on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Mitt is so clueless, he thinks quoting Tom Brokaw is somehow supposed to help him …..in a GOP Primary.

Clueless. Totally clueless.

KirknBurker on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

How low will Mitt go?

SparkPlug on January 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Sparky5253 on January 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Akzed on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Almost jinx!

Akzed on January 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Newt and Mitt are flinging mud as fast as it becomes shovel-ready; neither are blameless. Newt whines most, though—he tried, really, really hard to keep above the fray (because he had the biggest pile of dirty laundry by far…lol)

Oracleforhire on January 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

How much leftist anti-Palin crap have we had to hear from Mittbots over the past 3 years?

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

We heard a mitload.

SparkPlug on January 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

How much leftist anti-Palin crap have we had to hear from Mittbots over the past 3 years?

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I don’t know…none? There’s no telling what Palinistas are willing to describe as “leftist” if it’s not 100% positive about her. Distortion. I defend her from unfair attacks from the Left and the media but don’t appreciate the never-ending “going rogue” rampage. What exactly is “the establishment” anyway? It sure is useful to her for target practice. Keep updating the ol’ Facebook page!

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Nice daydream for you but that’s going to happen. There are too many other important races going on this year. “The base” will vote in droves, including for the GOP nominee. Too much going on for anybody to stay home.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

ROFL…”We know Romney sucks, but those idiotic NASCAR fans that we insult on a daily basis are going to show up in DROVES to vote for him anyway! YESSSSSS!!!!” Delusional.

ddrintn on January 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Let Pam Bondi tell you about Mitt’s plans for 50 RomneyCares!

Akzed on January 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I was watching that last night and just about lost my dinner all over my new couch. A campaign sure shows some peoples true colors.

KBird on January 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Now anyone who critisizes Mitt is OWS?
I am not against private sectore I had my own buisness, God bless any one who works honesly but I think Mitt as an attorney, should check his own ads from a legal stand point.

evergreenland on January 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

If the shoe fits… The best way to avoid the “confusion” is to avoid that kind of talk altogether.

cicerone on January 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

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