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December 11, 2007

Romney ‘Goes Negative’ In Iowa Against The Huckster

Mitt Romney has unveiled a new ad in Iowa taking on Hukabee over immigration. It’s being called the first negative ad of the Iowa campaign, though it’s pretty gentle by any standard. I mean how many truly negative ads start out by at least nominally complimenting their target in an effort to appear like the target before giving them the shiv?

Going negative in Iowa can be dangerous. Back in ’04 Dick Gephardt and Howard ‘The Screamer’ Dean were leading when they went nuclear on each other allowing John Kerry to sweep in and win.

Does this mean Mitt’s internal polling is telling him last week’s speech didn’t move the needle much? And does that mean Hugh Hewitt needs to be put on a suicide watch?

Of greater interest for some (and you know who you are), are Fred! and his bus tour poised to be the ’08 Republican version of John Kerry, at least when it comes to Iowa success?


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