Friday, February 17, 2012

Romney: Rombo ad is "most negative ad I've seen"

On Fox News last night, Mitt Romney called foulest-of-them-all on Rick Santorum's "Rombo" attack ad.

"He was the first person in the campaign to run negative ads, attacking me. He did that through his campaign in South Carolina, his PAC also ran negative ads against me, and then he's got the most negative ad I've seen, so far -- the one attacking me for attacking him.

Look, it's not something I'm going to whine about. I know there's some candidates that want to whine about the fact that you go back-and-forth and talk about the distinctions between one another."

I don't think anyone outside of the Romney campaign thought the Santorum spot was the most "negative ad" of the cycle. It was an attack ad, sure, but it was whimsical and hardly the ominous scares the pro-Romney Super PACs have directed at most of Mitt's opponents.

Here's the offending Santorum spot, which portrays Mitt Romney as a Brooks Brothers Rambo.