Kathleen Parker: Mitt Romney finds himself having to repudiate an ad that never ran

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  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 23, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    Romney issued a very lack-luster statement saying he would not support this ad. We can assume this was based in part on his fussing over the last several months about how his religion is going to be attacked - in spite of the fact that Obama has promised not to attack it and has asked his supporters not to attack it.

    Yes - we all know that various media personalities have made statements about Mormonism and Obama has not denounced every single one of them in the strongest terms possible, but let's face it - there has been a lot of negativity uttered by Romney supporters that Romney has never denounced, either.

    Let's give each man the right to speak for himself and not make him answer for the actions of others.

    This ad would not have been about race, it would have been about religion. Romney denounced it because if a super-PAC that supports him had run this ad, the super-PACs that support Obama would have taken off their gloves and placed Mormonism under quite the little spot-light.

    This, however, is not the reason the ad is not running. Rickett's kids kiboshed it over money.

  • ECR Burke, VA
    May 23, 2012 5:11 a.m.

    Counter Intelligence is correct to say, "Romney’s pastor never proclaimed G-D America."

    But let's face it, his "pastor" did tell most Christian Americans that God told him "all their creeds were an abomination in his sight."

    Now I happen to follow that same pastor but what if Larry O'Donnel or Bill Maher were to bring that statement to light and make a political point with it, wouldn't we all be a bit upsat?

    May 22, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    @ Hemlock and most of the other posters here. Just how would you feel if it ran and Obama group came back at you with a whole lot of Morman bashing would you all say that all is fair in love and politics then?

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    May 22, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    If Romney hadn't denounced the ad there would have been a fire storm. When he denounced the ad the leftist reaction was the same. The anti-Romney trolls can only answer with a "Yes, but...." Like Hillary Rosen, Joe Biden, Bill Maher, Lawrence ODonnell, , MSNBC blather, et al. the Obama campaign is searching for anything that will distract us from the dismal failures of his regime.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 22, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    An ad that never ran?

    re-Publicans have been able to milk this message, for days, without paying an ad man to advance their position.

    Good for them.

    A simple google search, of Reverend Wright, however, yields up, among other items, the following:

    "...From 1959 to 1961, Wright attended Virginia Union University... In 1961 Wright left college and joined the United States Marine Corps and became part of the 2nd Marine Division attaining the rank of private first class. In 1963, after two years of service, Wright joined the United States Navy and entered the Corpsman School at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Wright was then trained as a cardiopulmonary technician at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Wright was assigned as part of the medical team charged with care of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Before leaving the position in 1967, the White House Physician, Vice Admiral Burkley, personally wrote Wright a letter of thanks on behalf of the United States President...".

    So, re-Publicans will also milk that message, day after day, just three hours a day, thanking Reverend Wright, for his service?

    Won't they?

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    May 22, 2012 7:49 a.m.

    Boo hoo. Poor Mitt! NOT!!!! Does anyone doubt that, were it not for the firestorm the ad created, Mitt and his campaign would have run it and run it hard??!! I don't. That would be very much in character for him, given the other ads he's run in this and other campaigns.

  • ECR Burke, VA
    May 22, 2012 5:02 a.m.

    "And poor Mitt Romney had to repudiate an ad campaign that never was..."

    I thought "poor Mitt Romney" did a steller job of repudiating even the suggestion that this strategy would be used by his campaign. I thought it was one of his finest hours in this campaign and it gave him a chance to show that he is a decent person with high moral standards. Rather than complain about this situation, Kathleen Parker should be expressing pleasure that this opportunity presented itself.