New Log Cabin Radio Ad Highlights Romney's "Mitt Flops" on Taxes

Radio Ad Targets Governor Romney's Record Hiking Taxes on New Hampshire Residents

November 29, 2007 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans launched a radio advertisement in New Hampshire today highlighting Governor Romney's "Mitt Flops" on taxes. "Mitt Romney's record doesn't match his rhetoric on taxes and almost every other issue," said Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Sammon. "No matter what he says now, Romney's record on taxes doesn't add up. Running for Governor of Massachusetts, Romney promised not to raise taxes, but he 'Mitt flopped' after taking office. Our Party may disagree on some issues, but we can all agree that raising taxes is NOT conservative."

The 60-second ad will run in the Manchester and Portsmouth-Dover-Rochester radio markets. The commercial highlights the fact that Romney, when running for Governor, said he'd balance the budget without raising taxes, but then "Mitt flopped" and raised taxes anyway. He even raised taxes on some New Hampshire residents who work in Massachusetts –taxing pensions and pay. The ad also focuses on Romney's refusal as governor to endorse President Bush's tax cuts.

"No one knows what Mitt Romney believes because he changes his positions so often – even more than John Kerry," said Sammon. "Our Party deserves better than a flip-flopper with no principles."

The radio ad is a continuation of Log Cabin's effort to educate Republicans about Romney's "Mitt flops" on numerous issues –from taxes, to guns, to immigration, to campaign finance reform, to abortion, to gay rights and beyond. You can listen to the ad and read more information about Romney's record at

In October, Log Cabin aired a 30-second television ad highlighting Romney's "Mitt flops" on various issues, including gun rights, abortion, and whether he's a Reagan Republican –all issues on which Gov. Romney has changed his position. The television ad ran nationally on Fox News Channel and in Iowa. Plus major media outlets featured the ad, including NBC's "Meet the Press."

Radio Ad Script:


Mitt Flops...sounds like something you'd wear to the beach, but they could cost you.

Let's see.

Running for governor, Mitt Romney said he'd balance the budget without raising taxes.

So what'd he really do? He raised taxes on some New Hampshire residents who worked in Massachusetts, taxing their income and their pensions.

That's a Mitt Flop.

Then Romney claimed he was just 'closing loopholes'. The truth: ­he raised taxes $128 million.

After that? $70 million more.

A year later? He tried to hike taxes another $170 million. That's a triple Mitt Flop.

Romney even refused to support the Bush tax cuts.

Now? He's seen the light on tax cuts. Do you believe this conversion?

Massachusetts Mitt sounds like another flip-flopping politician...


"I actually did vote for the 87 billion dollars, before I voted against it."


Mitt Romney – just another Massachusetts flip-flopper.

Paid for by Log Cabin Republicans who are responsible for the content of this ad. Learn more about Romney's record at