Ads Pulled By Romney Campaign
The presidential campaign for Mitt Romney pulled its new television ads that attack fellow Republican candidate Rick Santorum. The Romney campaign said they pulled the ads due to Santorum’s daughter being in the hospital. Santorum has temporarily suspended his campaign because of his daughter’s ailment.
Bella his three-year old daughter suffers from Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder, and was admitted to a hospital last Friday. Santorum cancelled his entire campaign schedule for Monday so he could remain with his daughter, said one of his spokespeople. However, the same spokesperson said Santorum would be back campaigning on Tuesday in Pennsylvania.
A member of Santorum’s campaign staff said that Bella had a miraculous recovery and the family is planning to take her home today if the doctors give her the all clear sign. The ad that has been pulled hits Santorum hard for the reelection campaign in 2006 that he lost. The narrator of the ad says, “We fired Santorum as a Senator. Why would we promote him to be president?”
The campaign contacted all television states throughout the state to pull the advertising earlier this morning. This was the earliest time they could get in touch with the TV stations because of the recent Easter Holiday weekend. However, one media analyst said the ad appeared at least once early in the morning on one station in Philadelphia. The ad is being replaced temporarily with one that is positive in nature.
According to one analyst, Romney’s campaign spent over $2.9 million for the ad buy statewide.