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Romney's New Ad 'Not Politically Correct'

Mitt Romney's new 30-second ad "Not Politically Correct" talks up his record on social issues, and starts airing in Iowa as Mike Huckabee surges ahead, and picks up support from evangelical Christians.

"When it wasn't politically correct, he stood up for life in Massachusetts. When it wasn't politically correct, he stood up for English in the classroom. When it wasn't politically correct, he said marriage should be between a man and a woman," the announcer says. "Marriage must come before children, because every child deserves a mother and a father," Romney says. The ad ends with the tag, "A Stronger America."

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  December 9, 2007; 1:18 PM ET Mitt Romney
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I think it's really funny that the Mitt Romney campaign leaders think that this is a valid campaign message. It is always lovely to have strong families but are people really so simple to believe that having Mitt Romney as a president will strengthen them?

If this guy rises to the top of the Republican ticket, the Democrats are going to bury them this election. Sad to say, being that I'm a Republican.

Posted by: Phil | December 9, 2007 4:42 PM

This is Orwellian spin worthy of, well, the Republican Party. A trick honed by Rove, which landed the current occupant in the White House, is the reordering of facts to a promote a false conclusion. The record shows Romney has always changed positions to be politically correct with those who will reward him in the future. Massachusetts voters, having experienced his betrayal firsthand, mostly despise him.

Posted by: jhbyer | December 9, 2007 8:53 PM

I really hope for his sake that he doesn't run this ad. It sounds laughable for anyone that knows his record on issues.

He has some fine points. I consider these to be few (and fewer than those of some of the others). He should focus on what he's good at instead of trying to rewrite history. He'd have an easier time of it (and more credibility).

Posted by: Anonymous | December 9, 2007 8:56 PM

Way to go out on a limb there, Mitt. How is following the GOP "playbook" not PC?

Posted by: Not Impressed | December 10, 2007 12:36 AM

Romney's ad contains the usual false logic found in Republican reasoning of today. Romney says (essentially): "Marriage must come before children because every child deserves a mother and father." Biological fact: it is NOT a MARRIAGE that makes a man and woman the mother and father, but rather the act of procreation. In other words, a man who impregnates a woman is the father irrespective of whether he marries the mother. Like most Republicans, Mitt, your logic is distorted, your thinking deluded. Go Mitt!

Posted by: Patrick Henry | December 10, 2007 11:36 AM

If Mitt Romney defines Gov Huckabee as a Clinton clone, then I think Romney qualifies as sanctimonious George Bush clone. Then God save us from a repeat of the stupidity of another ideologue.

Posted by: Idahoemigrant | December 16, 2007 11:12 PM

that was really stupid to say that marriage must come before children because right there you probably lost half of the votes. Just because your not married doesnt mean you kids dont have a dad. Sometimes its better. Have you ever looked at the divorce rate. How is that strengthing the American family?

Posted by: alyson | January 11, 2008 1:04 PM

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