Guess who Democrats think the Republican presidential nominee is? Roll the video. Or, actually, videos. The Democratic National Committee unveiled a 4 minute web ad and a new TV ad (which can't run in Florida due to limitations before the Jan. 31 primary) bashing Mitt Romney for being "two men trapped in one body."
DNC chair, Weston Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, just finished a conference call to tout the ads and drive the message home. "He is a flip flopper, a candidate with no core beliefs and someone who will say anything to get elected," Wasserman Schultz said, likening Romney to one of her children who fibs.
"Keeping track of all the lies gets a little tiring and difficult," she said, chiding Romney for his positions on payroll taxes, Grover Norquist's tax pledge, the auto bailout, Obama's healthcare plan, climate-change legislation, Iraq, Afghanistan, trade with China, immigration (as evidenced in today's Bloomberg story), gay rights, abortion and....?
Wasserman Schultz disputed the idea that the DNC believes Romney is the frontrunner. She said that the other Republican candidates haven't done a good enough job exposing Romney for his shifting positions. Yeah, right.
Here's what conservative blogger Erick Erickson says: "The DNC is gambling that Romney will be the nominee, but they also know there is a lot of angst with the GOP. By hitting Romney now they can potentially drag out the pain of the Republican Primary before doing what every Democrat and Beltway Pundit in America thinks — settling for Romney, a guy they will have already defined as a flip-flopper."