Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > Political Forums > Elections
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Elections Discuss Romney: 'Get rid of these super PACs' at the Political Forums; Romney: 'Get rid of these super PACs' Quite a moment from Mitt Romney on "Morning Joe" today: The former Massachusetts ...

Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2011, 02:21 PM
Spencer Collins's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: East Of Eden
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,271
Thanks: 17,919
Thanked 11,804 Times in 7,711 Posts
Default Romney: 'Get rid of these super PACs'

Romney: 'Get rid of these super PACs'

Quite a moment from Mitt Romney on "Morning Joe" today: The former Massachusetts governor, who has spoken at super PAC fundraisers and is benefiting from a wave of negative Restore Our Future ads directed at Newt Gingrich, called the very existence of super PACs a campaign finance "disaster" that should be eliminated.

Asked by the hosts if he would comply with Newt Gingrich's demand and call on ROF to stop running attack ads against Gingrich, Romney dodged: Im not allowed to communicate with the super PAC in any way, shape or form.

Then, he went further and condemned the creation of super PACs in general.

"They set up these new entities, which I think is a disaster, by the way. Campaign finance law has made a mockery of our political campaign season," Romney said. "We really ought to let campaigns raise the morney they need and just get rid of these super PACs."

In fairness to Romney, it's not necessarily hypocritical to take advantage of super PAC-friendly rules this cycle, while saying that the rules should be changed as a matter of principle and reverted to something more like a pre-McCain-Feingold finance system. But it's not exactly a brave stance, either and Romney's using some strong language for a candidate whose Iowa campaign has probably been saved by a super PAC.

What's more, Romney's claim that he could land in the "big house" if he said he disapproved of the ROF ads is pretty questionable. As Stephen Colbert has noted repeatedly, there are about a million ways for super PACs and campaigns to communicate with each other in public, and it's hard to imagine Romney getting in any legal trouble for saying -- in response to a question -- that he disapproves of the ROF campaign.

Romney: 'Get rid of these super PACs' - POLITICO.com
Mitt may want to get rid of the these super PACs but not just yet..
Reply With Quote

get, pacs, rid, romney, super, these

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0