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Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Rich Treasure Trove of Material

Lloydletta contributor Mark H mentioned Sam Brownback's fundraising email that quoted attacks on Sam Brownback by the Mitt Romney campaign over on the My Man Mitt blog. The post was titled "Sam Brownback, Bottom Feeding Candidate," and was charmingly illustrated with this photo of an electric catfish.

Sam Brownback as Bottom Feeding Elecric Catfish Illustration from Mitt Romney Blog

From the post:

I feel for Sam. He is a lousy candidate who is about as exciting as a trip to the proctologist. ...

He is a bottom feeder hoping to pick up some of the votes of dying candidates such as McCain. His tactics of racking on Romney will win him no favors in the GOP and really has set him up in a position to be left out of a future Romney administration. Frankly I support that. Brownback is a Bozo and doesn't deserve the time of day of the conscientious voter.

Some commenters took Romney's campaign to task in the comments:

Jason, is it correct that you have been appointed as a leader the "Faith and Values" part of the campaign? Your insulting and immature language hardly seems appropriate for someone who has been tasked to represent the Judeo-Christian ethic. The term "bottom-feeder" would apply more accurately to YOUR post.
By Anonymous, at June 15, 2007 4:16 PM

Jason, the Romney campaign operative was clearly threatened because both the McCain and Brownback were scoring points on the Romney campaign with this video:

Memo to Mitt Romney: "Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said."
June 14, 2007
This morning, the Brownback Campaign launched a heavy-hitting piece on Romney on abortion, slamming his alleged pro-life conversion story.

The best part of the press release was the advice that Martin Gillespie, the political director, gave Romney, courtesy of Mark Twain:

"Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said."

The release refers to a new YouTube video in which Romney reiterates his support for Massachusetts' pro-abortion laws, months after his so-called pro-life conversion happened.

Mitt Romney and his campaign are saying this video is misleading because it doesn't also include the context that he is vetoing a stem cell law in Massachusettes. The Romney campaign has a point, but the statements Romney made in the video are very clear: he didn't want to change current laws regarding abortion in Massachusettes.

My question is since Romney finds stem cell research so problematic, then does he also think In Vitro Fertilization should be illegal? The same issues apply.