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.
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:
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“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.