Romney ad highlights Obama's 'revenge' comment
November 3rd, 2012
12:20 PM ET
8 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. Name MiDSHIPMAN

    Romney is a liar straight up.The rest of us get charge for being dishonest .People don't vote for a liar vote against him.Let politicians know that if they lie to the voters they will not be elected to office.

    November 3, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Sorry Mitt. This is an easy call. Folks can do what's best for the country AND (if they are so motivated) get revenge for Republican obstructionism at the same time. Either way YOU will lose!!

    November 3, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. Blinded by the republican lie


    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


    Well said linda...I'm glad a lot of us see the same thing...All the hidden speak the other side does make it apparent to any free thinking commonsense person. Obama/Biden 12

    November 3, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. Neil

    Howard, Henry and Sithlord! – dont thise names just sound llike the typical GOP supporter of 2012... and the rhetoric of these people are unbelievable from calling the President 'Evil' and a 'Fuhrer' to saying that the Democratic party is a cult... ?! Sadly the only 'Cult' seems to be the Tea-Party and considering the GOP have done absolutely zero to help the American people for 4 years I have no idea why anyone would consider voting for them! Are you that 'blind' that you have been prepared to suffer because of what they have done purely so they can try to make Obama a one-term president? where is your loyalty to your country and fellow Americans to ensure you all help each other through this crisis! The economy in US seems to be in good health when you compare it to most in Europe so maybe stop moaning and try working hard at getting back to being a normal human being again !

    November 3, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. Greg

    I'm amazed how many Obama supporters still don't know what's been going on. Do America a favor and do some research off mainstream media sites and television stations. There's lots of information out there.

    In terms of this, revenge is not the word a president should be saying. I can only imagine what he says next.

    November 3, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  6. scott

    More negatives from this failed community organizer. Is this really hope and change? Are we moving forwad?
    Time to stand up and be counted. Romney/Ryan 2012.

    November 3, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  7. rs

    Look, locally, the GOP run Arizona Secretary of State's office printed the Spanish-language voting material telling Hispanic voters election day was November the 8th. They have pulled stunts like these all across the country to get their "Lyer in Chief" eleceted. Revenge may seem harsh- but how else do you teach people with no morals right from wrong?
    Personally, I favor jail and disbanding the GOP as an anti-American group, but that might be a little beyond what events call for. 🙂

    November 3, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Sam DiCamillo

    As a born Detroiter, it breaks my heart to see the terrible toll fifty years of corrupt, incompetent Democrat rule have wrought upon my former world-class home town, and as performing Jazz musician, someone who is supposed to be born with Democrat stamped on his BC, I can only say : R&R 2012.
    I am posting, by the way, from Germany a hot bed of Democrat support, and they don't even know why.
    Oh yeah one of my rules of living is : Whatever the Germans consider to be good is : Bad.

    November 3, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  9. Eci'Am

    Mitt I saw (it), and I agree with Obama!
    47%er for Obama/ Biden

    November 3, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  10. Eci'Am

    Mitt what a waste of money!
    Keep the straw, for the scare crow

    November 3, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  11. Kr55

    So petty. I think voters do have a right to get some revenge. Revenge against the republicans that ruined their economy, and revenge against the tea party tools in congress that have been stifling the recovery for political gain. Please do vote for revenge. We all know lots of republicans are voting for revenge against the fact a black man got into the whitehouse.

    November 3, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  12. rs


    Your commentary re-inforces the image of Romney and his supporters as being dumb as dirt, and frackly adds nothing to the discussion.

    Having said that- remember that 55% of the voters supported Obama over McCain, and he stands a good chance of winning again- that makes him the legitimate President of the United States- all the "birther" crap, and Limbaugh and FOX lies and conspiracies won't change that reality.
    You people look delusional and silly with commentary like that- grow-up.

    November 3, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. Anthony

    "Vote for country not revenge" sounds awfully like "country first." This comes from the people who want to "take our country back," or "restore our future." It sounds like Republicans have been running on revenge from the start. Republicans, you long Romney nightmare is almost over. Obama/Biden 2012.

    November 3, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. Clemdane

    Romney = Bush. If you want to keep corporations on welfare while allowing them to outsource all of our jobs and send all the profits to the Caymans then the Romney/Ryan liar couple is for you.

    The question isn't who the real Romney is behind the mask. It is whether there is any real Romney behind the mask.

    November 3, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. dachozen1

    I cant take another day of seeing this Romney guy on tv. America will be a better nation when he loses the election.

    November 3, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. jane


    November 3, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. M. Hudson

    Awwww Howard... lose gracefully at least..

    November 3, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  18. Sandy

    LOL. Someone is desperate!

    November 3, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  19. eonbluekarma

    The only fuhrer is you howie. Your tone is demonic and ignorant. The only throne that exists is trust fund Mitt's pension in the Caymans.

    November 3, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. ea

    Obama is about division Romney is about bringing the parties together.

    November 3, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  21. Name soung paTrick

    Obama lovers why he has not answers or avoid questiona about attacked killed 4 americans that is national security . Embassy send cable n e mail about need more security n reported already had 2 attacks at embassy made hole in wall about 12 feets . Obama did not answer simple question from senators such as . Did obama knew about embassy asking for more security. Did obama knew about attacked on sep 11 . Did obama watch live tv attacked. Did obama order military to save 4 americans. Why obama went to his election fundraiser durning national security involved death 4 americans.. obama is no commander in chief or president or as real american

    November 3, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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