Donna Brazile can tell the truth – about a lying Republican.
By Donna Brazile, CNN Contributor
updated 10:24 AM EDT, Thu April 12, 201
Editor’s note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee. She is a nationally syndicated columnist, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and author of “Cooking with Grease.” She was manager for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000.
(CNN) — Maybe money can’t buy you love, but it buys a nomination.
Ask Mitt Romney. He outspent Rick Santorum 7-1 to win Illinois, outspent Newt Gingrich 4-1 to take Florida, and more than doubled the competition’s spending in Wisconsin. In Pennsylvania, the next big state, Romney had bought nearly $2 million in TV ads even though his main rival, Santorum, had yet to spend a dollar in his home state.
Now he won’t have to, having suspended his campaign and vindicated Romney’s tactics.
Santorum’s national communications director, Hogan Gidley, said that Romney’s tactics “shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. This is Mitt Romney’s pattern. He comes in and carpet bombs his opponents in every state with massive ad buys.”
But knowing Romney’s strategy and doing something about it are two different things, as his Republican opponents have learned.
When Mark Twain said, “We have the best government that money can buy,” I suspect he said it with sarcasm, and some disgust. Romney, though, takes it literally.
How Mitt Romney’s self-absorbed and underhanded campaigning is destructive, not only to his Republican opponents, but to the chances of many other pro-sovereignty conservatives to win elections, in primaries or general elections – three examples in Gulag Bound:
“How Mitt Romney Assaults Republican Voters & U.S. Elections,” April 2, 2012
“Romney’s Illinois Campaign, a Progressive Blitzkrieg of Psyops,” March 17, 2012
“Arise South & Midwest! Defeat Romney’s Sleaze Machine or GOP Ends,” February 1, 2012