Pro-Romney ad spending dwarfs rest of GOP field

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  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Feb. 15, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    I hope you're right, Utahbluedevil, and that money cannot buy an election. But it seems that's exactly what the Romney supporters would like to do.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Feb. 15, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    You know the side bar to this that is really important, and somewhat encouraging, is despite Romney out spending his opposition by multiples, the impact of all that spending us muted. What appeared to be a runaway election by virtue of one candidate being able to outspend the rest of the field is turning out to be not as true as was first felt.

    Now please don't interpret this as being pro or anti Romney. I could care less. It could be any group of candidates. What it shows that ultimately, people will judge not on adds, but by character. In many cases, the running of negative adds has turned people off. Those who have particular faith based priorities have not been able to be swayed by spending of millions of dollars. Yes, some if not many have been influenced, but there is still a core that will not let money spent be their driving factor when they enter to voters box.

    This is unfortunate for Mit, but good for our system. Mit will continue to spend, as he should, getting his message out. But at the end of the day, it is the message that is counting, not how often you hear it in the media that is driving many peoples voting.

    Lets hope Politics never gets lowered down to a simple equation of who spends the most wins. Lets pray it is always tied to having the right message attached to those dollars that drives peoples votes.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Feb. 15, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    Heads-up Brother Romney.

    Rick Santorum just got a much heavier endorsement. Dave Mustaine, one-time Metallica guitarist and founder of the speed-metal band Megadeth, has made clear his intention to endorse Rick Santorum, though he and his band are prepared to support anyone nominated against Barack Obama. Blasting Republican front-runner Mitt Romney for his five sons multimillion-dollar trust fund and Newt Gingrich for being that angry little man, he says he settled on Santorum. Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable, Mustaine told the music site. The Atlantic notes the irony of this endorsement, coming from a musician famed for music with murderous themes in its lyrics. Sure, it's funny that the presidential election's top culture of life candidate is endorsed by the guy whose albums include Killing Is My Business and Business Is Good! and Youthanasia.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Feb. 15, 2012 5:01 p.m.

    Many of the ads target Rick Santorum, who has emerged as Romney's top conservative rival?. Rick Santorum has "NO JOB" he begs for one, Rick Santorum stands there yelling at people, Rick Santorum looks for money hand-outs to stay alive, anyone with money Rick Santorum has his hands deep in their pockets, Rick Santorum lives on the streets in his pick-up truck, Occupy Wall Streeters represent true intolerance, looks like Rick Santorum don't. And the Santorum pot calling the kettle black starts this ruckus.

    If Occupy Wall Streeters who disrupted Rick Santorum. Thought they could intimidate the surging Republican presidential candidate, they quickly learned otherwise. The protesters occupied the front row of seats at the Washington State History Museum and raised a ruckus. After two demonstrators were taken away in handcuffs by police, Santorum said, I think it's really important for you to understand what this radical element represents, because what they represent is true intolerance. The protesters should go out and get a job instead of standing here unemployed, yelling at somebody.

    I hope one of Romney's add's show this.