Thursday, November 29, 2007

GOP Group Calls Romney "Just Another Massachusetts Flip-Flopper"

The Republican group, Log Cabin Republicans have launched a New Hampshire radio ad targeted at Mitt Romney.

In a press release the group's president, Patrick Sammon, said "“No one knows what Mitt Romney believes because he changes his positions so often—even more than John Kerry. Our Party deserves better than a flip-flopper with no principles.”

The ad begins "Mitt-Flops…sounds like something you'd wear to the beach, but they could cost you," and concludes with "Mitt Romney – just another Massachusetts flip-flopper."

The ad will begin running in the Manchester and Portsmouth-Dover-Rochester radio markets.
Radio Ad Script:

ANNOUNCER: Mitt-Flops…sounds like something you'd wear to the beach, but they could cost you.

Let's see.

Running for governor, Mitt Romney said he'd balance the budget without raising taxes.

So what'd he really do? He raised taxes on some New Hampshire residents who worked in Massachusetts, taxing their income and their pensions.

That's a Mitt-Flop.

Then Romney claimed he was just 'closing loopholes'. The truth: ­he raised taxes $128 million.

After that? $70 million more.

A year later? He tried to hike taxes another $170 million. That’s a triple Mitt-Flop.

Romney even refused to support the Bush tax cuts.

Now? He’s seen the light on tax cuts. Do you believe this conversion?

Massachusetts Mitt sounds like another flip-flopping politician…

JOHN KERRY:“I actually did vote for the 87 billion dollars, before I voted against it.”

ANNOUNCER: Mitt Romney – just another Massachusetts flip-flopper.

Paid for by Log Cabin Republicans who are responsible for the content of this ad. Learn more about Romney’s record at

UPDATE: Response from the Romney campaign: "This negative attack and gross distortion of the governor's record was launched and paid for by a group recognized as having Mayor Giuliani as their 'favorite' candidate. Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment and so it makes sense that a national gay rights group would attack him. Governor Romney has a stellar record of fiscal responsibility, having cut wasteful spending and worked to lower taxes as a chief executive focused on pro-growth economic policies. It's a record that even a negative attack ad can't change." -Kevin Madden, Romney for President campaign spokesman

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