Cruising toward the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has suddenly found religion on super PACs, saying they should "disappear." This from the guy who owes his win in Iowa to the super PAC supporting him.
Nomination in Sight, Romney's Now Anti-Super PAC
"We all would like to have super PACs disappear, to tell you the truth. Wouldn't it nice to have people give what they would like to to campaigns and campaigns could run their own ads and take responsibility for them," Romney said at the Fox News Channel/Wall Street Journal debate tonight.
This comes after the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future spent $2.7 million advertising in Iowa to knock out rival Newt Gingrich and putting Iowa in Romney's win column. And as of last week, Restore Our Future had spent $2.1 million on ads in South Carolina and $5.2 million in Florida.
Romney would not be the frontrunner if not for the huge sums Restore Our Future spent blasting his opponents with negative ads. So now that the PAC has played the bad cop role and put him on the verge of winning the nomination, it should "disappear?"
Funny how that works.