March 25th, 2008
02:28 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney adviser to head Freedom's Watch


(CNN) –
Carl Forti, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, is taking the helm at Freedom’s Watch, the group organized last year as the conservative response to MoveOn.org.

“Carl is a seasoned political operative with a broad and deep understanding of the policy issues that shape political dynamics both nationally and locally. He brings to the table an unparalleled level of issue advocacy expertise,” the 501 (c) 4’s board of directors said in a statement released Tuesday. “Carl will play an integral role in this organization as we move to impact critical public policy issues that will be debated this year.”

Forti, who was Deputy Campaign Manager and Political Director for Romney’s unsuccessful presidential bid, will lead the group’s 2008 issue advocacy campaign.

The group had launched a headline-grabbing, multi-million dollar ad campaign last fall in support of the war in Iraq, but its profile had slipped a bit in recent months in the wake of several major staff departures.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


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  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    Yes we're watching freedom slowly go away.......bye bye freedom......bye bye......

    March 25, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  2. Laughing at US

    --The Media and all the other Party's is Laughing and Talking about US--

    FIGHTING AND DIVIDING over OBAMA and HILLARY-

    NEITHER is PERFECT...Yet WE are acting like WE don't have GOOD SENSE--

    -THINK-THINK- DO YOU HATE each OTHER that much that you will allow MCcain to WIN--

    Do YOU hate the U.S. that much that You are willing to DESTROY the U.S.A. with 4 MORE YRS. with ANOTHER Bush--

    COME TOGETHER-and THINK-STOP letting the MEDIA PLAY US-

    IF we STOP POSTING about the OTHER–They will STOP putting up Unnecessary TICKERS-

    VOTE Democratic-NO MATTER WHAT-PROVE THEM WRONG

    March 25, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  3. Dee

    The Republican party has for years told Blacks that the Democratic pary was taking them for granted. They now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to create the permanent majority that Karl Rove so desperately wanted. They only have to sit back and let Blacks observe how racist many in the Democratic party are, allow the Super Delegates to throw the election to Hillary Clinton and nominate Condelezza Rice for Vice President. So if I were the Republicans I would stay clear of this conversation.

    March 25, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  4. VOTER FOR TRUTH, DIGNITY-OBAMA/EDWARDS 2008

    Isn't that a tricky title like, SWIFT BOATERS FOR TRUTH, YES,
    THAT WAS A TRICKY TITLE. MCCAIN IS ACTING LIKE HE IS
    GOING TO HAVE A CLEAN CAMPAIGN, AND HERE IT BEGINS,
    MCCAIN CAN BLAME IT ON "THE AD, DON'T KNOW WHO OR
    WHERE IT CAME FROM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    REMEMBER THE ABOVE TITLE AMERICANS. IT WILL BE SMEAR
    ADS JUST LIKE THE SMEAR ADS BUSH'S PEOPLE MADE AGAINST
    KERRY.

    OH MY GOD, IT IS COMING. I KNEW MCCAIN COULD NOT SHUT
    UP FOR LONG. DEMOCRATS BEWARE. THEY'LL PULL EVERY
    TRICK IN THE BOOK AT US.

    March 25, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  5. kathleen

    "FREEDOMS WATCH", funded by Mitt Romney and other Millionaires.
    "SERVICE TO AMERICA"
    "STRAIGHT TALK EXPRESS.Titles sound fishy to you, voters??????

    SOUNDS LIKE THE BEGINNING OF SWIFT BOAT SMEAR CAMPAIGN
    ADS. AND MCCAIN STATED HE WAS GOING TO RUN A CLEAN
    CAMPAIGN. I KNEW THERE WAS A CATCH. BLAME THE ADS ON
    SOMEBODY OTHER THAT YOURSELF, MCTRICKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 25, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. Wayne, Greenville TX

    In other words, The Liar's Club gets a new Head Liar.

    March 25, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  7. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    gee whiz! I thought the Conservatives hated "move-on" and now they are going to be just like them! What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander!!!

    Why not have a little truth in advertising and just call themselves what they truly are: Swiftboaters for Lies"

    March 25, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  8. Grif

    Gore??? Now, Romney??? Advisor's

    And The sleepers..... For The Coalition.Goverment...Outcome...

    For Hillary and John.... Come November...

    March 25, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  9. Charles Hardeman

    FREEDOM'S WHAT?!

    what is the republican monopoly and obsession over the word freedom... as if to imply the democrats dont like freedom.

    what a joke. and why would they want an equivalent of moveon.org? its full of idiots!

    March 25, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  10. HP Boston

    OH I heard Pastor Wright was taking the FREDOM'S WATCH!

    March 25, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  11. Joe

    So Carls job will be to pave a smooth path for McCain to continue the insane debacle in Iraq started by the Axis of Idiots,'Bush, Chenney, and Rumsfeld'.

    March 25, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  12. Naomi

    Just more lies. And I'm not crazy about moveon.org either. No one is accountable for what these groups say. Not a good idea for either group.

    March 25, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |

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