Mitt Romney's Rodney King moment

The Republicans' most negative candidate says he'll end "the bickering, the sniping, the partisanship" in Washington.

By Tim Grieve
January 15, 2008 10:42PM (UTC)
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As voters go to the polls in what ought to be make-or-break Michigan, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney vowed today to "go to Washington to stop the bickering, the sniping, the partisanship, the score-settling."

Yes, that would be the same Mitt Romney who has said Democrats are living in a "fantasy land" about terrorism and that "their idea for jihad is to retreat."


It's the same Mitt Romney whose campaign distributed a mailer accusing Mike Huckabee of giving a "Get Out of Jail Free" card to "even the most violent criminals."

It's the same Mitt Romney who said that Huckabee should apologize to George W. Bush for criticizing his Iraq strategy.

It's the same Mitt Romney whose campaign distorted the facts in attack ads against Huckabee and John McCain.


And it's the same Mitt Romney who, by the New York Times' count, has run more negative TV ads than any other Republican candidate.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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