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Life imitating art, or something like that

Life imitating art, or something like that

This ad actually is going to run on television in South Carolina, although in a small buy on a single station.

It will be viewed by far more on the internet.

I think this will help Romney.


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We’ll be seeing an onslaught of this kind of message for the next 10 months or so if Mitt’s the nominee.

Who do you think placed this ad?

This looks like a case for Sherlock Holmes 🙂

Windy City Commentary | January 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I’m sure National Review will find a way to blame Newt for this.

scottinwisconsin | January 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart:

Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow has launched an ad in South Carolina that suggests former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney just may be a “serial killer.”

The super PAC — which is also now known as The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC — was founded by comedian Stephen Colbert. Colbert transferred control of the PAC to Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” last week so he could form an exploratory committee to consider a run for “president of the United States of South Carolina.”

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I’m sure this will Romney in SC if not on the national stage… I guess the ad is intended to lift the spirits of the left.

Henry Hawkins | January 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

It struck me as pure satire, not just of Romney, but of the nature and style of attack ads. I don’t see this hurting Romney at all – anyone dumb enough to take it seriously isn’t likely able to find a voting booth anyway. It may help Romney in a small way, especially if it goes internet viral, by drawing attention to him. Not a biggie.

    “anyone dumb enough to take it seriously isn’t likely able to find a voting booth anyway”

    And over 50% of the voting populace chose Obama in 2008.

    Any questions?

      Henry Hawkins in reply to retire05. | January 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Ah, but those Obama folks were juuuuust smart enough to find a voting booth. Sincere believers in this parody video are likely not. In fact, it may be a self-negating premise in that folks that dumb couldn’t figure out how to turn on a computer to see it.

    Behind the snark there’s a pretty sharp attack, and Obama will use it relentlessly. I presume that the clip of Romney was taken from a defense of the Citizens United decision.

    Seriousness aside, I actually LOL’d.

Henry Hawkins | January 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

BTW….. LOVING the Van Morrison videos.

Looks like Huntsman is out and will endorse Romney:

Not a huge surprise and will not have a big impact on the race, but certainly good news for Romney.

I really miss the good old days when we had real fake candidates like Pat Paulson and Mike Dukakis…

I love the John Lithgow voiceover. I hope the satirical “attack” of Romney does help trivialize the real attacks against him i the general election.


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DINORightMarie | January 16, 2012 at 7:37 am

OT but related: you re-tweeted a video of Romney saying he is pro-choice, and his wife saying “people don’t understand” his stand on social issues and “you can trust him(paraphrase) similar. Can you post that?

Very interesting……. That seems more harmful to Romney than any satirical ad, to me.

This morning I heard a radio ad (106.1 Raleigh NC) for the first time attacking Romney with a excerpt of him explaining his full support for abortion for women 18 and up, including instructions on how minors wanting an abortion but unable to secure the required permission of one parent can get that permission from a judge or justice. I missed the tagline explaining the source of the ad.

It wasn’t recent, of course, because Romney, after all, is a, ahem, conservative, you see. Came from either his run against Ted Kennedy, run for governor, or during his governorship. The date wasn’t identified.

It was devastating to hear Romney vehemently defending abortion rights, especially Romney coaching minors on how to bypass mom and dad to go to a judge’s greater dominion over our children, which he clearly supported.

I’ll keep an ear out for a repeat to see who is airing it, but if it isn’t the Obama team or supporting PAC, it soon will be. It’s the sort of thing that will destroy a candidate in the south or anywhere anti-abortion Republcians and conservatives are found. That would be all 57 states, of course. There is no spin involved, other than omitting the date is was said. Just Romney in his own voice. Devastating on multiple fronts: flipflop theme, abortion, activist judges, etc. We will hear it again. And again and again and…..