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New Mitt Romney Ad Falsely Attributes McCain Quote to Obama: VIDEO


Think Progress reports on the new Mitt Romney national campaign ad:

The ad features a voice-over of Obama saying “if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” Then-candidate Obama indeed said those words, perhaps dozens of times during the closing month of the 2008 campaign. The only problem? Obama was actually quoting the words of a strategist from Sen. John McCain’s campaign.

Enjoy this screenshot, in which he appears dumbfounded by a giant.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. heck Mitt will flip flop on his own commercial in 3...2...1.

    Anyway; the sad thing is he is the best opportunity repubs have 2012 per all head to head polls ,and he most likely will not get the nomination due to the xtian base hating mormons

    Posted by: say what | Nov 22, 2011 10:48:56 AM

  2. Hmm, the comments section on YouTube has been disabled for this video. Wonder why??

    What is sad is that I can't even say they should fact check these things because I am sure they did and willfully chose to deceive. Dispicable.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Nov 22, 2011 10:51:00 AM

  3. Opinionated, of course Romney knew that he was being misleading. Much moreso than even most politicians, Romney will say or do anything - and take any and all sides on every conceivable issue - if it will help to get him elected.

    Say What, why is it sad that Romney's Mormonism may doom him in the Republican primaries? No offense to dogs intended but I say that if you lie down with dogs, you deserve to get fleas. When he decided to run for President in 2008, Romney went out of his way to court evangelical bigots in South Carolina and elsewhere, particularly by campaigning hard against marriage equality and civil unions, attempting to repeal marriage equality in Massachusetts by way of a constitutional amendment and even dusting off a 1913 state law which had been used to prevent interracial marriages in order to block access to marriage for non-resident gay and lesbian couples. That those same evangelicals are now turning their bigotry on him? I don't call that sad; I call that delicious.

    Posted by: Patric | Nov 22, 2011 11:11:51 AM

  4. this is to be expected. Mormons, and indeed most right-wing Conservative "Christians" break the 9th Commandment every five seconds. They do. For real. They break that commandment whenever possible.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 22, 2011 11:31:06 AM

  5. Lest we get some Obama bashing here, let us not forget this man signed the traditional marriage pledge and, as a self-proclaimed and practicing Mormon, is complicit in that religion's anti-gay philosophies.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Nov 22, 2011 1:17:40 PM

  6. patric

    not sad in that I sympathize

    maybe irony is a bteer word

    Ironic that their only truly viable challenge to Obama (not much of one at that per head to head polls Obama beats Romney though romney is the closest to Obama as compared to the others who lose to Obama in double digits) is someone the base of repubs will never and can never accept not due to flip flopping but because he is mormon

    Posted by: say what | Nov 22, 2011 1:48:58 PM

  7. ps


    if your talking the iowa pledge romney and Huntsman both did not sign it

    It was too specific in 1 man to 1 wife which would have repudiated both mormon candidate's ancestors

    Romneys own grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather were polygamists

    So neither mormon signed it

    Posted by: say what | Nov 22, 2011 1:50:44 PM

  8. Romney's camp has already said these out of context commercials are legit. ThinkProgress has put together one of their own on Romney just for shits and giggles. He'd better wise up soon and realize it can only do him harm.

    Posted by: princely54 | Nov 22, 2011 2:22:59 PM

  9. Hah, I'd be happy if Repub candidates just made a public pledge to stop f*cking their maids!

    Then Ahnold Schwartzen.... could run as a dark horse candidate. Write him in Repubs!

    Posted by: jaime jones | Nov 22, 2011 6:04:52 PM

  10. Mitt Romney is a habitual liar, the ad was just par for the course and the only way he can win.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Nov 22, 2011 6:58:48 PM

  11. It says something about the Republican party when the man who is famous for flip flopping and twisting the truth, is the one most likely to get the nomination.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Nov 22, 2011 9:07:17 PM

  12. "Moral responsibility"?

    Republicans have no concept of morality, period - except the self-righteous, "faux" variety you use to forment angst and create crises where there are none (I'm an independent, btw).

    Nothing remotely "moral" about taking a quote - from "one of your own" - out of context, and then trying to actually DEFEND such hypocrisy!

    You are fast-becoming the embodiment of every negative connotation with the word "politics"...

    Posted by: Phil Stephens | Nov 23, 2011 3:09:40 PM

  13. Since all religions promote Hate of others who are not "Believers", regardless of Brand, it will be a cold day in Hell before I ever vote for a candidate that actually "Goes to church every week".

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 24, 2011 3:45:34 PM

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