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Saturday
Jan262008

Romney Campaign - new web ad: "Democrats' Favorite Republican"

Today, Romney for President launched its newest webvideo, " Democrats' Favorite Republican ."

“Democrats' Favorite Republican"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGrWt-XICHc

The ad highlights Senator John McCain's (R-AZ) positions that are more in line with The New York Times than conservatives. More often than not, Senator McCain has found himself to be the only Republican who could find himself the running mate of Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and even John Kerry.

Script For "Democrats' Favorite Republican" (WEB 1:10):

CHYRON: "Who is the Democrats' favorite Republican?"

MARA LIASSON: "John McCain"

BRIT HUME: "John McCain"

SUZANNEMALVEAUX: "John McCain"

ARI FLEISCHER: "Conservatives do have deep reasons to mistrust John McCain."

CHYRON: "Why?"

SEAN HANNITY: "He's got problems with conservatives on McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, Gang of 14."

JOE SCARBOROUGH: "He lost among Republicans big time in Michigan. He lost among Republicans big time in Wyoming."

CHUCK TODD: "Judges, immigration, campaign reform, taxes, John McCain has consistently, sort of, challenged the Republican Party on some of those stances."

CHYRON: "The only Republican who could run with Hillary or Obama."

SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): "I stood with Ted Kennedy and John McCain."

FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: "The bill that Senator McCain supported in the Senate. I think it's the right thing to do and so does Hillary."

SUZANNE MALVEAUX: "In an online interview, Kerry says Senator John McCain approached him about being his running mate."

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): "John Kerry is a very close friend of mine. We've been friends for years. Obviously, I would entertain it."

BRIT HUME: "McCain though denies he ever considered leaving the party. But, his chief political strategist, JohnWeaver, tells the paper that McCain did indeed talk to Democrats about moving across the aisle."

CHYRON: "No wonder the liberal NYTimes endorsed John McCain."

CHYRON: "Paid for by Romney for President, Inc."

To watch"Democrats' Favorite Republican" please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGrWt-XICHc

AD FACTS For "Democrats' Favorite Republican" (WEB 1:10):

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: "[C]onservatives Do Have Deep Reasons To Mistrust John McCain." (Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes," 1/23/08)

Fox News' Sean Hannity: "He's Got Problems With Conservatives On McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, Gang Of 14." (FoxNews' "Hannity & Colmes," 1/21/08)

McCain Lost Among Republicans In South Carolina, Nevada, Michigan And Wyoming. MSNBC's JOE SCARBOROUGH: "John McCain lost among Republicans in South Carolina. John McCain lost among Republicans in Nevada.He lost among Republicans big time in Michigan.He lost among Republicans big time in Wyoming."(MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 1/21/08)

NBC's Chuck Todd Said McCain Challenged The Republican Party On Judges, Immigration, Campaign Reform, And Taxes. NBC's CHUCK TODD:"[J]udges, immigration, campaign reform, taxes, John McCain has consistently, sort of, challenged the Republican Party on some of those stances." (MSNBC's "Countdown," 1/24/08)

Sen. Barack Obama: "I Stood With Ted Kennedy And John McCain." (MSNBC, Democratic Presidential Debate, 1/16/08)

Former President Clinton Said He And Hillary Clinton Agreed That Sen. McCain's Immigration Bill Was "The Right Thing To Do." CLINTON : "[T]he bill that Senator McCain supported in the Senate. I think it's the right thing to do and so does Hillary." (Bill Clinton, Speech, Bow, NH, 1/5/08)

John Kerry Said McCain Approached HimAbout Being His Vice President. CNN's SUZANNE MALVEAUX: "In an online interview, Kerry says Senator John McCain approached him about being his running mate…." (CNN's "The Situation Room," 4/3/07)

McCain Said He Would Entertain Being John Kerry's Vice President. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: "John Kerry is a very close friend of mine. We've been friends for years. Obviously, I would entertain it." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 3/10/04)

McCain's Chief Political Strategist Said McCain Talked To Democrats About Leaving The Republican Party. FOX NEWS' BRIT HUME:"McCain though denies he ever considered leaving the party. But, his chief political strategist, John Weaver, tells the paper that McCain did indeed talk to Democrats about moving across the aisle." (Fox News' "The SpecialReport," 3/29/07)

The New YorkTimes Endorsed John McCain. "Still, there is a choice to be made, and it is an easy one. Senator John McCain of Arizona is the onlyRepublican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field." (Editorial,"Primary Choices: John McCain," TheNew YorkTimes , 1/25/08)

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