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BY CELIA MURRAY

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN


GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney was set to screen a series of critical ads about rival Rick Santorum but he never got the chance. Here’s MSNBC.

“We have news Dominico, from the campaign that Santorum’s daughter Bella has been taken to the hospital....Do you think that this break is going to give him pause for concern especially now he may have more of a family dynamic to consider with his young child?”

Santorum’s daughter suffers from a chromosomal condition called Trisomy 18 and has already been hospitalized earlier this year. According to The Huffington Post, Romney halted plans to air his ad in the wake of her latest hospitalization.

“‘We have done this out of deference to Sen. Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign for personal family reasons,’ Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told The Huffington Post.”

Romney reportedly spent $2.9 million on the ads designed to further damage Santorum’s chances in the Pennsylvania primary -— only to have them pulled. Yet NPR’s Frank James thinks it’s a clever political ploy.

“Without questioning whether the move was made from sincere compassion ... it could earn Romney some points with voters which, according to some polls, he could use...”

James is referring to this recent Washington Post-ABC News poll — which suggests the former Massachusetts governor’s unfavorability ratings had gone up 16 percentage points since January.

The Santorum family hasn’t disclosed the reason for Bella’s most recent hospitalization, but a blogger for The New York Times writes Santorum has a lot more on his mind.

“...pressure has been mounting on Mr. Santorum to drop out of the Republican presidential nominating contest... Perhaps because of that pressure and questions about whether he would continue to the April 24 primary ... his campaign uncharacteristically on Saturday released the outline of his schedule for the coming week. Usually, the media are not notified of events until one or two days before they occur.”

Romney chose instead to run ads highlighting his economic policies.

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Apr 9, 2012

Romney Pulls Attack Ads Against Santorum

(Image Source: Wall Street Journal)

 

BY CELIA MURRAY

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN


GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney was set to screen a series of critical ads about rival Rick Santorum but he never got the chance. Here’s MSNBC.

“We have news Dominico, from the campaign that Santorum’s daughter Bella has been taken to the hospital....Do you think that this break is going to give him pause for concern especially now he may have more of a family dynamic to consider with his young child?”

Santorum’s daughter suffers from a chromosomal condition called Trisomy 18 and has already been hospitalized earlier this year. According to The Huffington Post, Romney halted plans to air his ad in the wake of her latest hospitalization.

“‘We have done this out of deference to Sen. Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign for personal family reasons,’ Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told The Huffington Post.”

Romney reportedly spent $2.9 million on the ads designed to further damage Santorum’s chances in the Pennsylvania primary -— only to have them pulled. Yet NPR’s Frank James thinks it’s a clever political ploy.

“Without questioning whether the move was made from sincere compassion ... it could earn Romney some points with voters which, according to some polls, he could use...”

James is referring to this recent Washington Post-ABC News poll — which suggests the former Massachusetts governor’s unfavorability ratings had gone up 16 percentage points since January.

The Santorum family hasn’t disclosed the reason for Bella’s most recent hospitalization, but a blogger for The New York Times writes Santorum has a lot more on his mind.

“...pressure has been mounting on Mr. Santorum to drop out of the Republican presidential nominating contest... Perhaps because of that pressure and questions about whether he would continue to the April 24 primary ... his campaign uncharacteristically on Saturday released the outline of his schedule for the coming week. Usually, the media are not notified of events until one or two days before they occur.”

Romney chose instead to run ads highlighting his economic policies.

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