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Romney rejects Super PAC plans for ads tying Obama to pastor the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 12:55 PM

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Mitt Romney said Thursday that he rejected the proposal presented to a GOP 'super PAC' that intended to tie President Obama to incendiary comments by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. — a risky approach that former Republican presidential candidate John McCain ruled out when he ran against Obama in 2008.

“I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described,” Romney told Townhall.

Now this either smells of a backroom deal with Obama not bringing up Mormonism or Romney figures Rush, Hannity and others will do the dirty deed at no cost.

We shall see.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 12:57 PM
Romney rejects it. That doesnt mean it won't happen. Technically, Romney and Obama have no control over what these PACs do. So they can claim no knowledge or no involvement if the PACS do their thing.

My bet ...the ads will go on as planned. Romney will disavow any involvement.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:00 PM
Its a violation of federal election law.

He may say nothing and give no direction to a superpac.

Probably just ended his run.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:05 PM
More to the point
They tried that in 08 and it ended up not just being ineffective, but it sort of shot back in their face as stinking with racial overtones. Romney is right to come out right at the beginning and scorn such tactics. Sort of impressed Romney actually made up his mind so fast about it actually.

but, wait 5 minutes and he will be sort of in agreement with it no to see who is in the ear shot to understand what position Romney is taking

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:10 PM
Can somebody explain this with simple words for non american people?

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:37 PM
reply to post by CityFarmer

You can read about it here:

New York Times

It will be interesting to see the results of this nonsense. I predict that this attack will turn the Independent voters away from the GOP, but solidify the racists and hate-filled segment of the Republican electorate.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:43 PM
haha, of course none of these guys want to be associated with someone who was speaking the truth

read what reverend wright actually said in the "God damn America" speech that got him so much heat...

The British government failed, the Russian government failed, the Japanese government failed, the German government failed, and the United States of America government, when it came to treating her citizens of Indian descent fairly, she failed. She put them on reservations. When it came to treating her citizens of Japanese decent fairly, she failed. She put them in internment prison camps. When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. The government put them in chains. She put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton fields, put them in inferior schools, put them in sub-standard housing, put them in scientific experiments, put them in the lowest paying jobs, put them outside the equal protection of the law, kept them out of their racist bastions of higher education, and locked them into positions of hopelessness and helplessness. The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three strike law, and then wants us to sing God Bless America…no, no, no

Not God bless America, God damn America. That's in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating her citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme. The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent. Think about this, think about this.

For every one Oprah, a billionaire, you've got 5 million blacks who out of work. For every one Colin Powell, a millionaire, you've got 10 million blacks who cannot read. For every one Condoskeeza Rice, you've got 1 million in prison. For every one Tiger Woods, who needs to get beat, at the Masters, with his cap, blazin' hips playing on a course that discriminates against women. God has his way of bringing you up short when you get to big for your cap, blazin britches. For every one Tiger Woods, we got 10,000 black kids who will never see a golf course. The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent.

edit on 17-5-2012 by 1825114 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 03:11 AM
reply to post by 1825114

For every one Condoskeeza Rice

You're right. No hatred there just a man with the truth.

The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.

Here's some actual truth, the HIV strains in the US originated in Haiti.

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