Log Cabin TV Ad Campaign Sets the Record Straight About Mitt Romney
30 Second Television Ad Educates Republicans Using Romney's Own Words
(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans launched a television ad campaign today to educate the American people about former Governor Mitt Romney's real record. "Republicans deserve to know the truth about Romney," said Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon. "Whether you're a mainstream Republican, a libertarian Republican, or a social conservative, you just don't know what he really believes."
The 30 second television commercial will run nationally on Fox News Channel, with an additional concentration in Iowa. The ad highlights three issues: Romney's support for abortion rights, his advocacy for gun control, and his denial that he is a Reagan Republican. The commercial uses video of Romney himself saying, "I was independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."
The ad also includes another 1994 clip from Romney's debate with Sen. Ted Kennedy. Romney voices strong support for abortion rights, "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country."
"Whether it's taxes, immigration, education, gay rights, gun ownership, stem cell research, abortion, campaign finance reform, or other key issues, Mitt Romney has a long list of flip-flops. The American people don't trust Massachusetts flip-floppers, whether they're Democrats or Republicans," said Sammon.
"As much as Governor Romney wants to re-invent himself, his record speaks for itself," said Sammon. "The Mitt Romney of today is different from the Mitt Romney who was elected Massachusetts Governor and ran for the U.S. Senate. Romney may have forgotten what he used to believe, but Republicans won't forget."
Narrator: For years he's fought conservatives and religious extremists... Mitt Romney.
Romney: "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country... I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it." – Massachusetts Senate Debate, October 25, 1994, Boston, Faneuil Hall.
Narrator: Mitt Romney opposed the gun lobby... Even Ronald Reagan...
Romney: "I was independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush." – Massachusetts Senate Debate, October 25, 1994, Boston, Faneuil Hall.
Narrator: ...a record fighting the religious right ...a pro-choice record... Massachusetts values... Mitt Romney.