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Romney Tries to Bury Obama in Ads


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, Romney, campaign ads, republicans, propaganda, lies, elections, dishonesty, economy, healthcare, military, media, Govtfearmongering )

Carrie
- 685 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his allies are banking heavily on a high-risk, high-reward media strategy in the final weeks of the campaign, hoping that burying President Obama in ads will give them a crucial edge on Election Day.



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Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:32 pm
In other words, he is openly trying to buy the Presidency. God, I hope he fails!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:47 pm
This suggests he is desparate. That would make sense since the substance of his statements are often inaccurate or false.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:54 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Joanne because you have done so within the last week.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:00 pm
What's next--the TV stations not even bothering to run shows at all in the days before an election with 100% of the time political ads? I know, I know, that would defeat the purpose since no one would be watching...maybe each half hour show ends up requiring an hour because of the volume of political ads as more PACs enter the frey?
 

Carrie B. (309)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:58 am
I would say Inaccurate AND False, Suzanne L.
 

Barbara K. (88)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:00 am
We must not sell America to Romney. We already have the best of the two for President and I'm voting to keep President Obama. It is up to us to show the Rs that America is not for sale and we don't want to be run by big Corps.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 7:51 am
That should actually say, Romney is trying to BUY the presidency by spending his SuperPac millions in the last three weeks of his ill-fated candidacy because he knows the only way he can possibly be elected president is by fooling some independent voters into thinking he is someone he is not, one of them. This act by a desperate man should be viewed with compassion for his pathological inability to tell the simple truth and his deep-seated need to be liked by people he plans to do enormous harm to. And NO votes. Compassion is one thing, votes are quite another. Sociopaths can't tell the truth either and we don't want one in the Oval Office. Shudder.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 9:04 am
And he's getting an assist from SCOTUS.
 

Lois Brooks (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:00 am
Dear Barbara K, Gene J and TomCat S, Thank you for not sugar coating the truth. (Although, we all know that there is so much more!)
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:22 am
overload for sure, in more ways than one!!! Obama-Biden 2012
 

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:52 am
I'd like to bury Romney is 6 feet of sewage.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:24 am
You can't buy a presidency through ads- what are you talking about?
 

Robert S. (115)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:51 am
From Allan's position, further debasement is impossible, so having no standing to loose, he asks his feeble question, and remains at zero.
 

Laura H. (880)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:08 pm
I live in Ohio and the ads are on constantly! The robocalls are insane and the campaign junk mail comes daily. The right is lying through their teeth, using fear mongering, and race baiting-DISGUSTING.

It won't change the fact that Romney is a sociopath.
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:14 pm
since he can't keep any positions or tell us details of his plans....he has to hope that the American voter will only vote for the last details he or see shes (i.e. why would one debate be so important, both of these men have been telling us their ideas/plans/thoughts and living their goals these past years...one debate just showed who was a better debater that night...it should be about issues).....trying to swing the election by the idea that policies don't matter...just make the last thought before someone votes "bad" about the other.....


BY THE WAY, THIS IS WHY I SUPPORT PUBLIC FINANCED ELECTIONS WITH VERY VERY SHORT CAMPAIGN SEASONS....of course, that too probably makes me a socialist......and I know what it means....
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:31 pm
Karl Rove is orchestrating the whole show.

I can't believe what I'm seeing from our ill informed voters. This isn't much different from a horror movie. I'm a big old galute and I'm scared. They hate and inflame and don't entertain sharing the country. The media fuels this monster. Starring Coulter, Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh,...but Rove has the machete...
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:41 pm
MOST ads by Repugs are NO better then the sewage we flush down the toilet!!
 

Carrie B. (309)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:17 pm
In a perfect world each candidate would be given X amount of $ for his or her campaign. And when it's gone, it's gone.
 

Ray M. (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:43 pm
Romney and his gangsta billionaire, tax dodger friends who want to rule the world. Anyone persuaded (brainwashed) by these liars needs their heads examined.
 

Lois Brooks (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:51 pm
I don't have a degree in politics but,......................... it seems obvious that Obama is being Politically Bullied!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:55 pm
Romney won't show his taxes because they show the Swiss bank account amnesty he got as a tax dodger.

Romney's tax returns: Is the 2009 Swiss bank account amnesty ...
When attempting to engage in baseless speculation over what it is that's in Mitt Romney's tax statements that's so embarassing he'd rather take the heat for non-disclosure, I think it's important to remember that he was actively running for president in 2007 and 2008.
slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/07/17/romney_s_tax_... More results
Did Mitt Romney Take the 2009 Swiss Bank Account Amnesty?
From a 2009 LA Times piece: Wealthy U.S. taxpayers, concerned about an Internal Revenue Service crackdown on the use of secret overseas bank accounts as tax havens, are rushing to meet a Thursday deadline to disclose those accounts or face possible criminal prosecution. The concern was triggered
dailykos.com/story/2012/07/17/1111016/-Did-Mitt-Romn... More results
Could Mitt Romney's Reluctance to Release Tax Returns be ...
Could the Swiss bank account amnesty program be reason why Mitt Romney won't release more tax returns?
hinterlandgazette.com/2012/07/mitt-romneys-reluctance-release... More results
Did Mitt Romney Take the 2009 Swiss Bank Account Amnesty ...
Did Mitt Romney Take the 2009 Swiss Bank Account Amnesty (Original post)
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Taxes or tithing? Did Romney shortchange the Mormon Church ...
Posted by AzBlueMeanie: I did a post about the possibility that Willard "Mittens" Romney availed himself of the Swiss bank account amnesty program in 2009 -- which I believe in more strongly now that Romney has publicly stated that he...
blogforarizona.com/blog/2012/08/taxes-or-tithing-did-romne...
 

Robert S. (115)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:44 pm
Check this one out my friends. I agree with some of its premises, and so while I am on-board with Obama this time, the article is informative, factual and something to look at as we see what transpires... after the election. Further/ continued betrayal by those who claim to help on either side... might be the catalyst for such change here.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/101693842/3469636
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:24 pm
This is called the Election Industry. Corporate Media loves it. Well, it certainly goes hand-in-hand with our other prime industries today....advertising, investment, banking, fracking, oil pipelines, entertainment....and what do these industries produce? Something tangible and useful to citizens? Ooops, sorry...I guess the entertainment industry at least makes movies & music.
It was either SNL or Maher that did a bit on this....saying that with the Election Industry so profitable, we were going to start having more of them....
 

. (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:54 pm
Why does he not donate this money to his church. He is a bishop. Never will be president. Ann
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:27 pm
The fort is besieged. The enemy are advancing. The soldiers are scaling the walls and raising the drawbridge. All is lost. Or is it? What's that cloud of dust in the distance? It's the cavalry, riding to the rescue. If you can only keep going till the reinforcements arrive, the tables will turn. Indeed, the advancing hordes will notice the difference in your attitude and may even beat a retreat while there's still time. Or, to put it all slightly less dramatically: you have a problem this week, but a solution is on the way. Hold tight.

lol
 

Rin S. (10)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:34 am
Every single thing about Romney makes me shudder.
 

Julie W. (21)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:55 am
Just one more reason to have publicly funded elections, as we do in Australia. The whole expensive hoo-ha leading up to the elections is a sickening use of money - the wealthiest wins. Well, lets hope not this time.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday October 15, 2012, 5:26 am
Simply not true! What you see is the horrible effects of the super pacs who are doing all this for both sides. In fact, Obama has raised an obscene amount of money and spent most on ads. Romney fares far worse in fund raising and has sponsored many fewer ads.

In either case the whole thing is obscene when you consider they have spoenty collectively over 1/2 billion just in the battleground states! imagine what good could have been done with that money!
 

Jean A. (14)
Monday October 15, 2012, 7:52 am
I watched Frontline about both men, Obama and Romney, and what a good description of each one. Obama wants to unite American, he said we are black, white, brown, all colors and said United States of America. Romney is the bottom line and money. Will fire anyone to save money for the wealthy owner and Obama does not count money in his directing of the economy. Romney is a stark business man. I don't want a business man I want a man that will govern with passion and that is the difference. We are The United States of America. Kick racism out.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday October 15, 2012, 10:46 am
How ironic ... Obama buries Romney in ad blitz, Romney whines. Since not now working in his favor ... Romney buries Obama in ad blize, Obama whines.
 

John S. (301)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:12 am
Obama made his choice to go early, we will see who was right when it ends.
 

Brian M. (145)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:22 am
Both parties have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars in corporate contributions. Such money always comes with strings attached. What favors do the dominant parties own Shell, Exxon, Monsanto, and other corporations determined to end life as we know it on this planet?
 

Robert S. (115)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:54 am
http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/campaign-finance/independent-expenditures/week/2012-10-08
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:28 pm
John, Democrats are FORCED to play this game. McCain/Fiengold? Remember? Democrats desperately wanted it to pass. The corporate right made it and Fiengold go away and McCain to behave. What happened to the maverick?
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:31 pm
Brian, Most of Obama's money came from very small donations. Taking corporate money doesn't mean you play for them. It just means they're hoping.

Romney/ ROVE will finish this country off.

Obama 2012 !!!!
 

Nancy L. (139)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 9:36 am
Like Obama isn't doing the same.....
 

monka blanke (74)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 1:56 pm
I contributed some small amount to the Dem's. Obama - Biden 2012 !!!
 
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