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Morning Mix: Mitt Romney, “Serial Killer”

Morning Mix: Mitt Romney, “Serial Killer”

Well, no one can say that comedian Stephen Colbert isn’t putting some good effort into his South Carolina “presidential bid.

First, he’s removed himself from his super PAC, handing over the reigns to his former boss.  “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.”

Now, Colbert is throwing himself full steam ahead into his, well, non-third party bid.  “On ABC’s ‘This Week,’ George Stephanopoulos asked Colbert, who is considering a mock run for president, whether he might launch a third party bid if he is unable to compete in the South Carolina primary. ‘I might go as a fourth or fifth party candidate,’ Colbert said, noting that Donald Trump and Texas Rep. Ron Paul could run as third party candidates.”

Now, in a sign that things are getting really serious, the PAC has released an anti-Romney attack ad.  Playing off the “corporations are people” claim of Mitt Romney, the ad states that maybe Mitt Romney is a serial killer, considering the number of businesses he sent into bankruptcy.  “As head of Bain Capital he bought companies, carved them up, and got rid of what he couldn’t use. If Mitt Romney really believes ‘Corporation are people, my friend,’ then Mitt Romney is a serial killer.”

Watch the new ad below:


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2:54PM PST on Jan 18, 2012


9:16AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

I thought the ad was pretty dumb and the suggestion of mock runs for president worse. Why waste so much time, money and effort on something that can't work? It just drags down the whole idea of the presidency and creates a lot of bad feelings....

3:24AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

I just happened to watch the show and the ad was brilliant!

3:01AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

The entire system needs to be revamped. Just like election day, all primaries should be held on the same day.I understand why it was established this way but c'mon we're in the electronic age now. What's known in Iowa is known everywhere.For a less populated state to set the tone for the entire election is ludicrous. By the time a June primary arrives, the candidate has already been chosen and states like California either follow the pack or don't bother to vote at all. 30 million people feel like their vote doesn't count. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE, NOW !!!

8:09PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Great concept in regards to Romney being a serial killer. The logic certainly fits. If he believes his own stupidity when he said, CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE, then what he did to corporations should certainly be illegal as well as immoral. He's certainly one of the most immoral people in numerous ways, both in how he mistreats people, as well as how he mistreats animals!!!

6:43PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Mutts don't like Mitt!

6:29PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Mitt, the dog abuser.

Obama/Biden 2012!

Vote Democratic down the line.

4:31PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Obama for a second term please!

2:52PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Long live human democracy, not corporate democracy.
No it's not the same thing Mitt.
You don't fool everyone, some of us can see right through you.
1 human = 1 vote. No corporate bribing and funding.
As politicians are so easy to bribe and so corrupt anyway, we can't institutionalize their corruption even further. Please get rid of the Supreme Court amendment which allows corporations to fund politics. Thankyou.

2:16PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Ooch the truth sure can be painful. You have to be careful what you ask for, you just might get it as the Republicans are learning.

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