Mitt Romney is doubling down his bet on Michigan. Santorum is leading in the state when Romney was born and his father was elected Governor, but Romney’s Super PAC “Restore Our Future” is saturating the airwaves in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona with a negative ad entitled “Voters” attacking Santorum.
However, Santorum is deflecting these attacks with humor. Mike Allen from Politico reports:
Rick Santorum goes up statewide in Michigan today with “Rombo,” a 30-second “rebuttal ad” by strategist John Brabender. The spot shows a Mitt Romney double (coif, cufflinks, wingtips) skulking into a musty, rusty parking garage and using a machine gun to spray mud at an elusive cardboard cutout of Santorum.
Transcript of Santorum’s ad and Video of Romney’s ad follow the jump.
Transcript of “Rombo”:
Santorum: I’m Rick Santorum, and I approve this message.
Narrator: Mitt Romney’s negative attack machine is back, on full throttle. This time, Romney’s firing his mud at RICK SANTORUM. [Sound of gunfire.] Romney and his super PAC have spent a staggering 20 million … attacking fellow Republicans. Why? Because Romney’s trying to hide from his big-government Romneycare, and his support for job-killing cap-and-trade. And in the end, Mitt Romney’s ugly attacks are going to backfire.
Video “Votes” by Romney Super PAC “Restore Our Future”