Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dirtball Romney Consultant Goes Anti-Fred

Since Romney can't seem to move up in the polls with his platform and money, he's using the time-honored dirtball approach. (Xoff!! pay attention!!)

A top adviser to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney appears to be behind today's launch of a new Web site attacking GOP presidential rival Fred Thompson.

The site, www.phoneyfred.org, paints an unflattering picture of Thompson, dubbing him: Fancy Fred, Five O'clock Fred, Flip-Flop Fred, McCain Fred, Moron Fred, Playboy Fred, Pro-Choice Fred, Son-of-a-Fred and Trial Lawyer Fred. [View an image of the Web site]

Shortly after a Washington Post reporter made inquiries about the site to the Romney campaign, the site was taken down.

Nowhere on the site does it indicate who is responsible for it. But a series of inquiries leads directly to the website of Under the Power Lines, the political consulting firm of Warren Tompkins, Romney's lead consultant in South Carolina

We note that Tompkins was also a GWB consultant.

1 comment:

RAG said...

My sense is that Mitt Romney is an opportunist who isn't ready for prime time. He isn't alone.

I think it's a cheap shot to engage in behind the back Fred bashing.

Clerly Fred has a lot of unanswered questions and it'll be up to him to deal with them. But I'll ask mine publicly, thank you.

As for Mitt, I think he ought to examine his own record before he attacks others.