DNC Mitt Romney ad portrays candidate as a flip-flopper (VIDEO)


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigning at the Nationwide Insurance building in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 23, 2011.



The Democratic National Committee has unveiled a television ad that accuses Republican Mitt Romney of flip-flopping on issues such as abortion and healthcare.

The ad, entitled “Trapped,” is styled like a movie trailer, with a narrator who announces, "From the creator of 'I'm running for office for Pete's sake' comes the story of two men trapped in one body: Mitt versus Mitt." The ad quotes statements Romney has made for and against abortion rights and supporting, then criticizing, healthcare reform. The 30-second spot directs viewers to a “MittvMitt” website to watch a longer version of the ad.

"As Mitt Romney continues to say or do anything to become president – including deceive Americans – the Democratic National Committee today is taking its effort to hold Romney accountable for his words to an all new level with a new television ad," DNC spokeswoman Melanie Roussell told USA Today.

Starting today, the ad will run on broadcast and cable networks in New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin, CNN reported.

To defend the former Massachusetts governor against the DNC swipe at his integrity, the Romney campaign scheduled 12 conference calls featuring Romney supporters on Monday, ABC News reported.

“It’s obvious Barack Obama doesn’t want to face Mitt Romney,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said on the first conference call, ABC News reported. “The contrast would be striking. When you look at them trying to tear down Mitt Romney – it’s really amazing.”

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