Posted on | March 27, 2012 | 23 Comments
I live in Hagerstown, Maryland. Last night the TV in my office was tuned to Fox News and, during the commercial breaks, they kept running an anti-Santorum ad from the pro-Romney “super PAC,” Restore Our Future.
This ad, portraying Rick Santorum as a soft-on-crime pork-barrel phony, was airing at least twice an hour on Fox News last night. I assume these spots were purchased through the local cable-TV provider. So . . .
Why is the Romney campaign worried about Maryland?
With all the “inevitability” talk, it seems strange to me that Romney’s super-PAC would be spending money to run attack ads against Santorum in a state that everybody expects to be an easy win for Mitt.
Frankly, I think the Louisiana results — which showed that Gingrich’s support has finally collapsed and conservatives have shifted decisively to Santorum — put the scare into Romney’s top advisors. Team Mitt must be a lot more worried than they’re letting on, or otherwise I wouldn’t be seeing all these ads on cable TV in Hagerstown. And because I want to be “fair and balanced,” here’s an ad for Rick Santorum:
(P.S.: Today my office TV is tuned to MSNBC. At least they’re not in the tank for Romney, and I don’t have to watch any super-PAC ads, either.)