Friday, April 13, 2012

Rick Santorum erases negative Romney ads, like an EtchASketch?

Rick Santorum announced this past Tuesday, April 10th, that he was dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination of the general election. The Republican primary race had become very heated and tense, with Rick Santorum continuously nipping at Mitt Romney's heels in many states. Rick Santorum had released several attack ads against Governor Romney, one of which was an internet only ad.

Less than 72 hours after dropping out of the race, Rick Santorum's campaign staff apparently was busy erasing all negative mentions of Mitt Romney from Rick Santorum's own website, as well as removing the anti-Romney ads from the official Rick Santorum YouTube account.
Fortunately, I have three of Santorum's attack ads against Romney, as they were originally uploaded and shared on the YouTube channel.

The first attack ad was titled "Rebellion" and it was an internet ad that runs for 1:40.


A second ad Santorum's campaign released against Romney was titled "Rombo", and it was originally released in the middle of February, with my download date showing February 16th.


The last anti-Romney ad from Santorum's campaign that I have is titled "This Man", and was released in either late March, or early April.


Rick Santorum's campaign released very professional ads, with the "Rebellion" ad being very popular on the internet, and the "Rombo" ad being popular not just on the internet, but also on the nightly comedy shows.

What's the problem with Rick Santorum's Romney attack ads though? The big problem, I believe, is that they fail to acknowledge that Rick Santorum endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008, which was after RomneyCare was already passed.
Either this means that Rick Santorum doesn't have reading comprehension, check his voting record and you may agree, or that in 2008 Rick Santorum had no problem with RomneyCare and the myriad of other issues and flipflops that Romney was fighting against then.

Will Rick Santorum endorse Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee? Or, will Senator Santorum stick to the lines he was using during his campaign, and show that he really does believe a "clear contrast" is needed between the Republican nominee and President Obama in order for Republicans to win? It's clear from Senator Santorum's own words during the election process that Mitt Romney, and even Newt Gingrich, does not offer the clear contrast needed.
That leaves only one other Republican candidate remaining Senator Santorum can endorse, Ron Paul. What are the chances of Rick Santorum endorsing Ron Paul? Probably about as likely as real change happening if Mitt Romney wins the general election, or if Rick Santorum had himself. Not much.

Products you may find interesting. The Law is recommended reading, a pocket EtchASketch for doodling, and smiley erasers...afterall, you should smile if you realized you made a mistake, and can correct it.

1 comment:

  1. great videos, but apparently someone didn't like them. The Ron Paul video was awesome too, until your channel got shut down. I hope you have a backup channel because I will subscribe to it. Thanks for your efforts!

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