PANIC TIME: MCCAIN 2008 OPPOSITION RESEARCH FILE ON ROMNEY RELEASED

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    Jan 18, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=48873

    The playbook that Arizona Sen. John McCain used in his 2008 presidential run to attack former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been released to the public. It was originally released by Buzzfeed.

    The playbook contains many of the common attacks used against Romney in the current campaign, but brings back a lot of important tidbits that are often overlooked. The “Top Hits” section had six categories: Social issues, economic issues, foreign policy, domestic policy, business record and political issues.

    It has been well covered that Romney has changed his views on abortion over time. The playbook states that Romney claims to have been converted after meeting with a stem cell researcher, however, months after the meeting Romney stated his support for abortion laws and appointed a pro-choice judge.

    The playbook describes how Romney claimed to be a committed member of the National Rifle Association and an “avid hunter”, but only joined the gun rights group until shortly before his campaign to become president and had only hunted two times.

    On economic issues the McCain playbook says that state spending in Massachusetts, “increased well over rate of inflation under Romney’s watch,” that he “left his successor to fill a budget deficit exceeding $1 billion,” increased fees “more than $700 million per year,” and raised fees by a nation-high $500 million in his first year alone. The total tax burden in Massachusetts increased by 7 percent during Romney’s time in office.

    Romney has come out in the past as being favorable to taking government measures to combat global warming, and the playbook highlights that he once proposed an “SUV tax” on vehicles with poor gas mileage.

    While McCain’s old playbook doesn’t have any dramatic revelations, it does provide a glimpse into a large number of attacks that have been or will will be pulled out against him both now during the Republican primary, and later if he takes the nomination. Some of the attacks are minor and petty, but others will be seen as serious concerns for conservatives or other voters.
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    Jan 18, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    LOL!

    Thank you for nominating Mitt Romneycare, Repubs!

    He's going to be the gift that keeps giving for the Obama campaign.

    And you can be SURE that the Obama campaign's playbook is filled with much more damaging stuff than this old McCain playbook!
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    Jan 18, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    Mitt Romneycare, the flip-flopper who likes to fire people, thinks Wall Street corporations are people and pays less in taxes than middle class workers. The American people will not vote for Willard Mitt Romney, the Mormon lovechild of Gordon Gekko and John Kerry.
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    Jan 19, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    I am so thankful. I now have a copy.
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    Obama could clean Romney's clock.

    I mean, Romney and the Republicans have thrown all the disparaging words in the dictionary at Obama (from Muslim to Socialist to "worst president in history") yet Obama is still leading Romney in most polls....and in a bad economy with record high unemployment nonetheless. What more could be said about Obama that we haven't already heard from the Republicans?

    Wait until Obama actually starts campaigning against Romney. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    TrojanAthlete saidMitt Romneycare, the flip-flopper who likes to fire people, thinks Wall Street corporations are people and pays less in taxes than middle class workers. The American people will not vote for Willard Mitt Romney, the Mormon lovechild of Gordon Gekko and John Kerry.


    But instead will vote for a cross between Tony Resko and Jeremiah Wright?