Thursday, November 29, 2007

Log Cabin Republicans release 'Mitt Flops' radio spot

From a press release received this afternoon:

New Log Cabin Radio Ad Highlights Romney’s “Mitt Flops” on Taxes

Radio Ad Targets Governor Romney’s Record Hiking Taxes on New Hampshire Residents

( Washington , DC ) – Log Cabin Republicans launched a radio advertisement in New Hampshire today highlighting Governor Romney’s “Mitt Flops” on taxes.
“Mitt Romney’s record doesn’t match his rhetoric on taxes and almost every other issue,” said Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Sammon. “No matter what he says now, Romney’s record on taxes doesn’t add up. Running for Governor of Massachusetts , Romney promised not to raise taxes, but he ‘Mitt flopped’ after taking office. Our Party may disagree on some issues, but we can all agree that raising taxes is NOT conservative.”

The 60-second ad will run in the Manchester and Portsmouth-Dover-Rochester radio markets. The commercial highlights the fact that Romney, when running for Governor, said he’d balance the budget without raising taxes, but then “Mitt flopped” and raised taxes anyway. He even raised taxes on some New Hampshire residents who work in Massachusetts —taxing pensions and pay. The ad also focuses on Romney’s refusal as governor to endorse President Bush’s tax cuts.

“No one knows what Mitt Romney believes because he changes his positions so often—even more than John Kerry,” said Sammon. “Our Party deserves better than a flip-flopper with no principles.”

The radio ad is a continuation of Log Cabin’s effort to educate Republicans about Romney’s “Mitt flops” on numerous issues—from taxes, to guns, to immigration, to campaign finance reform, to abortion, to gay rights and beyond. You can listen to the ad and read more information about Romney’s record at

In October, Log Cabin aired a 30-second television ad highlighting Romney’s “Mitt-flops” on various issues, including gun rights, abortion, and whether he’s a Reagan Republican—all issues on which Gov. Romney has changed his position. The television ad ran nationally on Fox News Channel and in Iowa . Plus major media outlets featured the ad, including NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Radio Ad Script:

Mitt-Flops…sounds like something you'd wear to the beach, but they could cost you.

Let's see.

Running for governor, Mitt Romney said he'd balance the budget without raising taxes.

So what'd he really do? He raised taxes on some New Hampshire residents who worked in Massachusetts , taxing their income and their pensions.

That's a Mitt-Flop.

Then Romney claimed he was just 'closing loopholes'. The truth: ­he raised taxes $128 million.

After that? $70 million more.

A year later? He tried to hike taxes another $170 million. That’s a triple Mitt-Flop.

Romney even refused to support the Bush tax cuts.

Now? He’s seen the light on tax cuts. Do you believe this conversion?

Massachusetts Mitt sounds like another flip-flopping politician…

“I actually did vote for the 87 billion dollars, before I voted against it.”

Mitt Romney – just another Massachusetts flip-flopper.

Paid for by Log Cabin Republicans who are responsible for the content of this ad. Learn more about Romney’s record at

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation's largest organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Log Cabin has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time offices in Washington , DC and Sacramento , CA , a federal political action committee and state political action committees.

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