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New Ad Portrays Romney as Compassionate Conservative: VIDEO


The Romney campaign is out with a new ad featuring Mitt speaking directly to the people.

The ad seeks to recast Romney as a compassionate conservative, the WSJ reports.

“We shouldn’t measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. We should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job,” he says in the ad.


NicklausIn related news, Romney got the rich white golfer endorsement from Jack Nicklaus:

“When I was competing, I didn’t lean on someone else in tough times," Nicklaus said, comparing his golfing career to the government. "I know what I had to do on the golf course to succeed, and when I won I certainly didn’t apologize for my success.”

On why America needs to elect Romney in November, he said, “We can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing. We have to look at problems at hand and change them."

Afterward, Romney said, "What you heard from the Golden Bear, what you heard from the greatest athlete of the 20th century, the words that he spoke, have touched my heart, and I'm sure they touched your hearts as well.”

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  1. Nicklaus's words did not touch my heart, but Mitt's words touched off my gag reflex...

    Posted by: MammaBear | Sep 26, 2012 1:44:00 PM

  2. Pfft! Isn't it a bit late for Romney to try to recast himself as a compassionate anything?!

    Somebody needs to take that Etch-A-Sketch away from him before it dies of Shaken Etch-A-Sketch Syndrome.

    He's a sociopath. I firmly believe that. The only time he feels compassion is when he looks in a mirror.

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 26, 2012 1:44:53 PM

  3. The greatest athlete of the 20th century? LOL

    Michael Jordan
    Muhammed Ali
    Babe Ruth
    Roger Bannister

    Posted by: endo | Sep 26, 2012 1:46:30 PM

  4. He always sounds like he's gotta blow his nose.......

    Posted by: Todd B | Sep 26, 2012 1:47:55 PM

  5. yeah his compassion and desire for good paying jobs certainly showed in his 47% comment to his private donors and his work at Bain Capital and all the jobs they off shored.

    Curiously (snark) he does not want to talk about the economic impact of those known behaviors but wants people to some how believe he will create 12 million good paying jobs....good paying apparently means less than federal minimum wage since his supporters want that abolished.

    Posted by: mikenola | Sep 26, 2012 1:51:33 PM

  6. Jack Nicklaus "the greatest athlete of the 20th century"??? Is that supposed to be one of Mittens jokes?

    Posted by: Peter M. | Sep 26, 2012 1:52:56 PM

  7. What a laugh. Mitt doesn't know anything about numbers when it comes to people on welfare; he doesn't even have a clue on what their lives are like.

    And Jack Nicklaus? Times are hard when you need a pro golfer to stick up for you. When was the last time Jack was down and out?

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 26, 2012 1:54:02 PM

  8. @mikenola - exactly. The real Mittens appeared when the didn't think the cameras were on and said he didn't have to worry about 47% of Americans. Now he wants your vote and he does care. Lying hypocritical a*hole that he is.

    Posted by: Mark | Sep 26, 2012 1:54:36 PM

  9. He just spent the last week denigrating 47% of the population and then stood by those remarks.....spoken in the sanctuary of his elite cadre...or so he thought.

    Now he expects us to believe that he fell from some a$$ on his way to Damascus ?

    Has this popinjay no shame ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 26, 2012 1:55:24 PM

  10. @ENDO Amen!

    @MIKENOLA ... Exactly. I do believe though, that Romney will continue to create jobs, just as he did at Bain ... in China.

    Posted by: fritzrth | Sep 26, 2012 1:56:28 PM

  11. What he is saying is nothing new. Fact checkers already have questioned his assertions and found them wanting. The sun rose in the east this morning.

    @Andy: It's a nice way to link Romney and Bush II with the "compassionate conservative" irony.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 26, 2012 2:15:01 PM

  12. “We shouldn’t measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. We should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job.”

    And let's look at the record: How did Massachusetts fare when you were Governor there, Mittens? 47th in job creation.

    Posted by: Hank | Sep 26, 2012 2:15:06 PM

  13. I'm sure Jack Nicklaus built his own golf course with his own hands. Probably cast the clubs and rolled his own balls. No help from anyone.

    Posted by: KevinVt | Sep 26, 2012 2:18:15 PM

  14. Does Nicklaus not think tax breaks are a helping hand? He is a hypocrite to expect tax breaks for the wealthy.

    Posted by: trees | Sep 26, 2012 2:20:29 PM

  15. Romney is a complete and utter Asshat

    Posted by: RxR | Sep 26, 2012 2:21:35 PM

  16. "the Golden Bear...greatest athlete of the 20th century" LOL pathetic and slimy

    Posted by: DanSwon | Sep 26, 2012 2:28:12 PM

  17. Wow Mitt you got an endorsement from a rich old white guy, what a coup! And a golfer no less, there's a real game of the people. Geeze, is there anything he does that doesn't reek of wealth and privilege?

    Posted by: e.c. | Sep 26, 2012 2:33:31 PM

  18. How people like Romney and Nicklaus can look in the mirror and think they are self-made is beyond me. I think most wealthy people would be surprised at how little of their success comes from their own hard work. It's a form of delusion and should be viewed as mental illness.

    Posted by: Stefan | Sep 26, 2012 2:38:21 PM

  19. Compassionate Conservative = wanting to make LGBT Tax Paying citizens a permanant 2nd class......THANKS BUT NO THANKS MITT.

    OBAMA 2012!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Sep 26, 2012 2:49:17 PM

  20. He look exhausted.

    Posted by: Vincent | Sep 26, 2012 3:03:13 PM

  21. There's a reason that alliteration has been dubbed an oxymoron Mittens.

    Posted by: Sam | Sep 26, 2012 3:08:02 PM

  22. i love how they always have to trot out the word "compassionate" because they know its kinda an oxymoron when next to "conservative".

    Posted by: thumper | Sep 26, 2012 3:15:35 PM

  23. yeah playing a few rounds of golf to win a couple hundred thou really qualifies a person to discuss the struggles of the working poor. Yeah and a golf career is a really good parallel for running the goverment. Cut me an effing break, but then maybe it is early-onset Alzheimers.

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Sep 26, 2012 4:25:49 PM

  24. I see Rick and RatBast*** have no comments about this. I imagine, because they have no lipstick that will make this pig look any better.

    Posted by: Mawm | Sep 26, 2012 4:55:02 PM

  25. Wow. Couldn't be more out of touch with my view of the world.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Sep 26, 2012 5:16:34 PM

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