December 29th, 2007
05:15 PM ET
15 years ago

Push poll group launches anti-Romney ad

URBANDALE, Iowa (CNN) - A group supporting Mike Huckabee that has made calls in early primary states attacking rivals Mitt Romney and John McCain is back, this time with a television ad in Iowa that goes after Romney for flip-flopping on abortion.

In the spot by Common Sense Issues, a laugh track is played over a mix of older footage of Romney in which he says he’s pro-choice, and newer clips in which he says he’s pro-life. It ends with the line, “On the most fundamental issue, shouldn’t we trust a man who’s always been consistent?”

The Huckabee camp has publicly distanced itself from Common Sense Issues, saying their negative message harms the former Arkansas governor's positive campaign. But a spokesman for the group tells CNN, “We wouldn’t be marshaling the forces and raising the money if we didn’t think it would help him.”

- CNN Political Producer Alexander Marquardt

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. sam

    Huckabee played the religion card in an attempt to frame Mitt Romney as someone who does not believe in Jesus Christ. Mitt Romney declared in his speech that he does believe in Jesus Christ. Neverthess many evangelicals reject Romney based on his religion. Huckabee knew that he could exploit his religion for his gain. I believe that the push poll several weeks ago where Mitt Romney was attacked about his religion was from the Huckabee camp. Now, we know that this current push poll is from the Huckabee camp. I just learned that this practice is criminal. So my question is are these Christians breaking the law in support of Mike Huckabee?

    Mitt Romney is running a honest campaign. If the facts in the ad that Mitt Romney is currently running are incorrect than why does Huckabee hide his record from the press? Why hide his record at all? What does Huckabee have to hide? Did you know that Huckabee made the top 10 list of 2007 Most Corrupt Politicans?

    Why anyone would want to support an individual that would stand passively by while his supporters broke the law. Why anyone would want to support a candidate that refuses release his records while he was governor , much less a candidate who made the top 10 list of 2007 most corrupt politicans.

    December 30, 2007 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. mikey

    What all of us should understand is that Republicans are basically in a "hlier than thou" state which is nauseting, given that real issues are in play.

    December 30, 2007 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  3. Dan Campbell

    Mike Huckabee has my complete support. This is the first chance we have had in a very long time, to have a leader who is for "the people" of America

    All of the negative attack ads will not change Mike's proven leadership record. As everyone has seen, Mike Huckabee has surged to number one in the polls. When people hear him speak, they understand why he is the right choice to be the next President of the United States.

    God bless Mike. If "we Americans" stick together, our country will move ahead stronger than ever with Mike leading it.

    I endorse Mike Huckabee.

    Dan Campbell
    Sgt., USMC

    December 31, 2007 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  4. Michael Litzau - Baltimore Md.

    A little reality check for everyone out there. Don't expect saintly perfection from Mike Huckabee. Let's not "shoot down" every person who calls us to a higher plain and TRIES to live to a higher standard himself. As he has often been quick to acknowledge himself, He, like the rest of us, is imperfect and makes mistakes. What we SHOULD do is be GRATEFUL to have a sincere and honest man in the presidential race who is TRYING to change the way "politics as usual" is practiced in our country. As we should all know – we need such a change!

    December 31, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
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