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Friday, February 24, 2012

Romney bashes Santorum for his support of Sotomayor

From a video just released by the Romney campaign
Mitt Romney is pulling no punches in trying to beat back a challenge from Rick Santorum for the GOP presidential nomination. This recent attack ad is one of several the Romney campaign is using to blanket Michigan airwaves. The ad features Santorum's connection with Arlen Specter, Republican turned Democrat.  In passing, the ad takes a swipe at Santorum's vote for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

With Judge Sotomayor's widespread popularity among Latino communities across the nation, this move reveals one of several things about the Romney campaign: 1) They feel Romney can win in November without much Hispanic support. 2) They think Latinos will forget being used as a political piƱata in pandering to xenophobes and racists during the GOP primaries. 3) They are completely clueless.

The complete video is included below.

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