Romney ad highlights Obama's 'revenge' comment
November 3rd, 2012
12:20 PM ET
5 years ago

Romney ad highlights Obama's 'revenge' comment

(CNN) - With only three days remaining in the presidential race, Mitt Romney's campaign wasted no time in turning comments President Barack Obama made Friday into a campaign ad.

"Don't boo - vote!" Obama said at a rally Friday in Springfield, Ohio, a regular rallying cry he uses on the stump.

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Then Obama continued, "Vote. Voting's the best revenge."

The comment appears in the new Romney ad and then is rebutted by the GOP candidate's response at a rally in West Chester, Ohio.

"[D]id you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge-for revenge," Romney said. "Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country."

The new ad comes amidst $93 million in ad time purchased by Obama and Romney's campaigns, as well as their allies, in the last nine days before Election Day on Tuesday, a source who tracks ad buys told CNN.

Romney's campaign did not say how much it is spending to run the spot, nor in what states or markets it will run.

Romney is on the campaign trail Saturday, stumping in New Hampshire, Iowa, and Colorado.

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soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Mark in Cleveland

    After running a campaign that encouraged people to vote based on fear, prejudice, and greed, it's pretty rich of Romney to feign mock outrage on this non-issue. Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

    November 3, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. jkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    How can any American vote for the gop when you know they are trying to rig the elections, get a brain morons!!!!

    November 3, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. linda

    A lot of people on the Republican side is voting for revenge......they don't like having a black man as our Commander in Chief.....they have been stonewalling in Congress on revenge because they want and have made this election on their part all about keeping Obama from a second term....that's REVENGE so yes I will vote Obama again not only our of revenge but because for all the lies Romney and Ryan have tried to use to make Obama look weak, or like he hasn't done what he promised or what they say he hasn't done for this country.......OBAMA 2012

    November 3, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. anonoymous

    Poor Romney......where are those taxes? show us your taxes. Dont waste your time already voted for Obama.

    November 3, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  5. Yonni

    Desperate measure: scrambling for a scrap from Obama words

    November 3, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. Nick

    Really? Smells like desperation to me. Obama/Biden 2012

    November 3, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  7. FrankGin DF

    Romney campaign sad.

    November 3, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. clarke

    one of many reasons.I would not vote for Mitt. He is really mean spirited!

    November 3, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  9. B.

    Romney is his Own Worst Enemy, every time he opens his mouth lies come out, it is his trademark.

    He is sinking and will soon be underwater politically so he is in panic mode now!

    November 3, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. Jean

    Is there any lie Romney won't tell? He turns a well known expression into an attack point? He does this all the time. Like a bully in the school yard.

    Republicans have been taunting Obama since he first began running for president, accusing him of being every foul thing they can think of. It isn't even the real man they're talking about. He's a lightening rod for all their fears and prejudices.

    The impressive thing is the way Obama has kept his dignity.

    November 3, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. sithlord1

    Obama is evil and will continue destroying America. His policies have failed. 4 years is enough.

    November 3, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  12. sparks2000

    desperate times call for desperate measures.....Romney needs people to forget his 47% comments,and his comments on women,etc.......why else would I receive 2 calls over the last 2 days by phone with Romney begging like a little schoolgirl for my vote?Fat chance,Mr.Governor....sorry

    November 3, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  13. Hassan

    So sad..Romeny is deff..going to loose not cause of the polls he's jst a straight up liar and just wants to be a president and not do nothing..he's been running for the big office in the last 6 years flip flopping ever since..too bad Obama is going to win land slide.

    November 3, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  14. FutureEnglishTeacher

    Lol... Really? Romney, I'm sure you're a great guy , but it's not in the cards.

    November 3, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. charlesName

    Go back to Cayman islands where u cheat our country!!! No to con romney. Or somedays he's lier mitt!! Obama 2012

    November 3, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. MikeH

    HA ha! Good luck making any points with that tack. Obama's right, voting is revenge against the Republicans for trying to destroy America for political gain. Voting is revenge against Republicans for bleeding America's wealth into the mouths of the filthy-rich vampires like the Kochs, Adelson etc. Voting is revenge against the Republicans for picking a psychopath like Romney to run as a presidential candidate. Let's serve this revenge nice an' cold!

    November 3, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. NICK

    Wow, the desperation from the Romney camp is telling. Tuesday can't come quick enough.

    November 3, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. Independent

    Wow, that’s unbelievable, this president is so full of hatred, bitterness and divisiveness against his own countrymen. We need to all come together as a nation to try to fix all our problems. Divided we fall, United we stand. His attitude seems so Un-American to me. The fact is, both of these candidates are very flawed so it boils down to the lesser of two Evils and this president seems to be the greater Evil.

    November 3, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  19. Phil Thomas

    Romney is getting desperate its right up there with the palling around with terrorist stuff Palin was pulling right at the end. Sad, pathetic way to run a campaign and when the right essentially wants a Govenor to lie to help their chances you know things look bleak. Go out with some dignity

    November 3, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  20. Kel(former Marine) from SC

    More proof that Obama will say anything to get reelected. What he needs is 99weeks of unemployment and a real leader in the White House. Semper Fi

    November 3, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  21. Henry_SJ

    Mr. President, why are you so angry ? You got practically the whole world rooting for you in 2008, and had 4 years to fulfill your promise of change. What have you done for us the last 4 years ? Are you angry because you've lost that support ? Are you angry because you could not get anything done despite trying very hard ? Are you angry because you can sense that you are going to lose the election ? Don't be too hard on yourself, Mr. President. You have made it good with your fortune, and I am sure you will live a rich life after you leave the office.

    And don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    November 3, 2012 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  22. Josaphat Daniels

    Are this people stupid, don't they know what a figure of speech is and you wonder why they can't close the deal. Obama/Biden in a landslide come Nov. 6.

    November 3, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Howard

    TO ALL YOU OBAMA STOOGES ... Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

    November 3, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  24. Gurgyl

    Obama12. Period.

    November 3, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  25. Thomas

    Taken out of context ,

    Voting is the way we vent and change , frustration and anger are reasons to vote.

    I don't think the GOP understands the difference between anger and frustration , They use hate and fear to persuade .

    November 3, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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