Romney DESTROYED GOP Rivals in Primary But Rebukes PAC Attacks on Obama

Mitt Romney repudiates attack ads linking Obama to his mentor, Reverend Wright.

Well this is certainly disappointing.
Mitt Romney was notorious for destroying his Republican rivals in the primaries this year. Romney spent $14 million in his assault on Newt Gingrich in Florida alone.

But that was the old Mitt.
Meet the new Mitt. Kinder. Gentler.
Mitt Romney denounced the planned PAC attacks against Barack Obama today.
Townhall reported:
In an exclusive interview with Townhall, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rebuked a conservative group that is reportedly planning to assail President Obama over his 20-year relationship with controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they’ve described. I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity — particularly for those in the middle class of America. And I think what we’ve seen so far from the Obama campaign is a campaign of character assassination. I hope that isn’t the course of this campaign. So in regards to that PAC, I repudiate what they’re thinking about … It’s interesting that we’re talking about some Republican PAC that wants to go after the president [on Wright]; I hope people also are looking at what he’s doing, and saying ‘why is he running an attack campaign? Why isn’t he talking about his record?'”

UPDATE: Mark Levin slammed Mitt Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright – Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads.

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  • FurryGuy

    Hey, lookie there! McCain II.

  • Dan C

    Romney only smears conservatives!!!! Didnt you all know that?

    Yet another reason why I am staying home in November. If this is what the party wants, a liberal statist who smears conservatives, and protects Obama’s radical ties, then the party is not for me. Call me when an actual conservative reformer is nominated.

  • Redwine

    Insane. Being nice to Comrade Barry Hussein is mainly what killed off the McCain candidacy. Mitt needs to stop being nice to the thug tyrant in the WH and support the PAC.

  • bg


    flashback to 2004: George W. Bush.. the last
    American President chosen by “we the people”..


  • Redwine

    Dan @2 – So you want to re-elect the commie bastard to finish his destruction of America. Brilliant.

    Romney wasn’t my choice either, but he’s not a pro-Islamist Marxist and isn’t hell-bent on destroying the country. If you sit out the election, you are joining those who want to ensure that destruction.

  • chewydog

    I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity — particularly for those in the middle class of America.

    Nice list. But one would have to get elected first to accomplish it.

  • Jenny

    Romney sucks – McCain redux. A pox on both of these first class wimps.

  • luckyone

    He better start setting his hair on fire.

  • Patty

    Romney can rebuke and not be on board. But the Super Pac can do whatever they want.

    He did attack others and I thought it was because they attacked him. Now, to be wishy washy is one thing. But I will bet when the Obama Machine is running on full throttle, then will we see how Romney thinks.

    THIS IS THE BIGGEST ELECTION IN OUR LIFETIME. We don’t want the prescription for medicine that will eventually kill us. We have learned from on of the most self-serving administration in our life.

    Economy is not on high speed, our nation’s rating has been downgrade. Green energy is not working and even though Romney will drill and will eliminated the failures under Obama, Obama is still the incumbent and has more money to attack worse than Romney did in Primaries.

    I don’t wish for another McCain. Nice want get it when you are being attacked by Obama.

    Romney wants to keep focusing on Economy and Jobs, nice, but Romney is going to be crushed by Obama machine. And if we lose, I feel Romney did it to himself but he is saying this because he doesn’t want to be connected with these attacks. That’s is funny.

  • Gary

    Come on. That’s the Romney m.o. You should recognize it by now.
    Remember the attack ads on Gingrich. He called on them to drop their ads in the debate. But you know he was aware of the ads before they ran.

    It’s not McCain. He’s going to do all the dirty fighting through the PAC and then rise above it in his personal campaigning. Nothing new about this.

    Anyway, Romney’s up in the polls, Obama’s down. Everything they’ve thrown at our side in the last couple months has backfired miserably from Sandra Fluke to War on Women to Romney’s dog to Romney the bully to Romney the homophobe. In case anybody hasn’t heard, the DNC is having their convention in Charlotte, NC, my home state, where gay marriage was just voted down in a referendum the very week that Obama endorsed it.

    Just calm down. We’re going to win this thing.

  • Sam Stone

    Thats a good move, plausible deniability.

  • Patty

    Nice won’t get it not want get it


  • LadyLiberty1885

    I’m perhaps the lone dissenter here, or perhaps in the minority — I’m glad he’s staying out of it. Let the new media and pacs get the dirt out while he hammers obama on his record. In the end, I don’t see him backing off the dirt that is dug up, but he’s just not entering into the fray right now.

    Ya’ll need to calm down.

  • Gary

    Sam 11, Lady 13


  • Skinner

    Oh please – this is all part of the campaign strategy – the Romney team knows how to play very well and having Mitt publicly state this is simple and powerful messaging.

    Romney didn’t “attack” the PAC ads, he used it as an opportunity to craft the economic and jobs message.

    Romney is McCain? Nonsense!

    How will Obama’s handlers reply to this? They have to commend Romney!

    Landslide defeat of Obama on the horizon.

  • StrangernFiction


    “I think [Obama] is great.” — Matt Romney

  • Patty

    Pac ads are going to run over and over. Americans do need to be aware of Obama and his friends. We were denied this during the 2008 elections. Cover ups and Media tingles.

    We have learned that we won’t be deprived from getting our voices heard. And Super Pacs are doing this for those of us who have wanted this information to come out. And come out it will. Romney is not president yet.

    Hopefully, he want use Obama has an example and be some dictator or his this the first evidence of it. I certainly hope not, he can be Mr. Nice guy but sorry, Super Pac doesn’t care they will do this with or without Romney Approval.

  • Redwine

    OT – “Republicans’ Capitol Hill offices being burgled: An inside job?”

  • Gary

    Skinner 15

  • Patty

    Again, WON’T NOT WANT