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NV Dems Hold Press Conference to
 Announce New Democratic Effort,
Television Ad, Web Video, and Website On Mitt Romney To Expose Romney’s
Lack of Consistency and 
 Core Convictions On a Host of Issues

Part of Broad Effort to Hold Republican Presidential
Candidate Accountable For His Record of Flip-Flops

Watch the Ad Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUOM9QvhG5I

Watch the Video Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9njHHyRI7g

Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange and DNC Hispanic Caucus Vice-Chair Andres Ramirez held a press conference to announce a major new Democratic effort to expose Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s lack of consistency and core convictions on a host of issues. The effort includes an ad entitled “Trapped” which will be running in a number of markets.  The TV ad is a trailer for a longer video treatment entitled “MittvMitt.com: The story of two men trapped in one body,” which can be found on the DNC’s new website, MittvMitt.com – an effort to highlight Mitt Romney’s fight against himself on a range of issues from the economy and immigration to a woman’s right to choose and workers’ rights.

“Trying to figure out where Mitt Romney is on a given issue can be exhausting,” said Lange.  “It must be just as tiring for him: when you take every position under the sun, it can’t be easy to remember what you’re supposed to believe today.  The American people are paying attention, and they’re not buying what he’s selling.  They know when someone isn’t shooting them straight.”

“We don’t need any dirty tricks to prove Mitt Romney has no core convictions and no new ideas for creating jobs.  We need only to let him speak for himself,” said Ramirez.  “Next November, Nevadans will have a clear choice between President Obama, who is committed to creating jobs and protecting Social Security and Medicare, and someone like Mitt Romney who will say anything and everything to win an election.”

Romney Video – Research Backup

RECOVERY ACT

FLIP: Romney: “I Have Never Supported The President’s Recovery Act…Nowhere, No How.” [Romney Town Hall, Goffstown NH, 9/28/11]

FLOP: Romney: “I Think There Is Need For Economic Stimulus.” Romney: “Well, I frankly wish that the last Congress would have dealt with the stimulus issue and that the president could assign that before leaving office. I think there is need for economic stimulus. Americans have lost about $11 trillion in net worth. That translates into about $400 billion a year less spending that they’ll be doing, and that’s net of additional government programs like Medicaid and unemployment insurance. And government can help make that up in a very difficult time. And that’s one of the reasons why I think a stimulus program is needed.” [Wolf Blitzer, 1/4/09]

ABORTION

FLIP: Romney: “I Will Preserve And Protect A Woman’s Right To Choose.” [ABC, Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, 10/29/02]

FLOP: Romney: “The Right Next Step…In The Fight To Preserve The Sanctity Of Life Is To See Roe V. Wade Overturned.”Romney: “First of all, my view is that the right next step in the, in the fight to preserve the sanctity of life is to see Roe v.  Wade overturned and then return to the states and to the elected representatives of the people the ability to deal with, with life and abortion on their own.” [Meet the Press, 12/16/07]

RONALD REAGAN

FLIP: Romney: “I Was An Independent During The Time Of Reagan-Bush, I’m Not Trying To Return To Reagan-Bush.” In a 1994 debate with Senator Kennedy, Romney said, “Look I was an independent during the time of Reagan/Bush.  I’m not trying to return to Reagan/Bush.  My positions don’t talk about the things that you suggest they talk about.  This isn’t a political issue.” [Massachusetts Senatorial Debate, Boston Herald and Boston Globe, 10/25/94]

FLOP: Romney: “The Principles That Ronald Reagan Espoused Are As True Today As They Were When He Spoke Them.”[Annual Reagan Lecture, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA, 5/25/10]

HEALTH CARE

FLIP: Romney: “What We Did In Massachusetts…We Put Together An Exchange, And The President’s Copying That Idea, And I’m Glad To Hear That…” [CBS Early Show, 6/24/09]

FLOP: Romney: “Obamacare Is Bad News…And If I’m President Of The United States I Will Repeal It.” Romney: “It was something crafted for a state. And I’ve said time and again, Obamacare is bad news. It’s unconstitutional. It costs way too much money, a trillion dollars. And if I’m president of the United States, I will repeal it for the American people.” [Republican Presidential Debate, Las Vegas,10/18/11]

IMMIGRATION

FLIP: Romney: “I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Hired An Illegal In My Life.” [Republican Presidential Debate, Las Vegas, 10/18/11]

FLOP: Romney: “We Hired…A Lawn Company To Mow Our Lawn, And They Had Illegal Immigrants That Were Working There…” Romney: “Number two, we hired a lawn company to mow our lawn, and they had illegal immigrants that were working there. And when that was pointed out to us, we let them go.” [Republican Presidential Debate, Las Vegas, 10/18/11]

CLIMATE CHANGE

FLIP: Romney: “I Believe The World Is Getting Warmer…I Believe That Humans Contribute To That.” [Town Hall, Manchester, NH, 6/3/11]

FLOP: Romney: “My View Is That We Don’t Know What’s Causing Climate Change On This Planet.” Romney: “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us.” [Romney speaking at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, 10/27/11; via Think Progress,10/28/11]

ANTI-COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAW IN OHIO

FLIP: Romney: “I’m Not Speaking About The Particular Ballot Issues.” Romney said of the Ohio ballot initiatives: “I’m not speaking about the particular ballot issues, those are under the people of Ohio but I certainly support the effort of the governor to reign in the scale of government. So I’m not terribly familiar with the two ballot initiatives but I certainly supportive of the Republican Party’s effort here.” [Romney, Cincinnati OH, 10/25/11]

FLOP: Romney: “I Fully Support Governor Kasich’s…I Think It’s Called Question Two In Ohio.” Romney: “I’m sorry if I created any confusion in that regard. I fully support Gov. Kasich’s, I think it’s called question 2 in Ohio. Fully support that… But with regards to question 2 which is the collective bargaining question I am 110 percent behind Gov. Kasich in support of that,  that question.” [Romney Presser, Fairfax VA, 10/26/11]

PLEDGE ON NO NEW TAXES

FLIP: Romney Did Not Sign Pledge That He Would Not Raise Taxes. “Republican Mitt Romney says he will not sign a no-new-taxes pledge in his campaign for Massachusetts governor. Romney’s decision is a break with acting Governor Jane Swift and other recent Republican Bay State governors. Romney says he is against tax increases, but he does not want to put that pledge in writing.” [CNN Inside Politics, 3/28/02]

FLOP: Romney: “I’m Proud To Be The Only Major Candidate For President To Sign The Tax Pledge.” “It started in New Hampshire. It’s the tax pledge. For years, conservative candidates for president signed their name on the dotted line pledging to oppose tax increases. I’m Mitt Romney. I’m proud to be the only major candidate for president to sign the tax pledge. The others have not.” [Romney Campaign Ad, Aired on MSNBC’s Hardball, 10/5/07]

ASSAULT WEAPON BAN

FLIP: Romney: “I Just Signed A Piece Of Legislation Extending The Ban On Certain Assault Weapons.” [Sean Hannity, 8/5/04]

FLOP: Romney: “I Do Not Support Any New Legislation Of An Assault Weapon Ban Nature.” Romney: “I do not support any new legislation of an assault weapon ban nature, including that against semiautomatic weapons.” [Republican Presidential Debate, Boca Raton, Florida, 1/24/08]

TARP

FLIP: Romney: “It Was The Right Thing To Do.” [Neil Cavuto, 1/28/10]

FLOP: Romney: “TARP Ought To Be Ended.” Romney: “A number of those things reflect a good start. But they’re not going to get the economy going again alone. You’re going to have to have something far more substantial than that. And by the way, TARP has served its purpose. TARP ought to be ended. We’ve got hundreds of billions of dollars there that is being used as a slush fund by Secretary Geithner and the Obama administration. Stop the TARP recklessness at this point and get ourselves back to creating jobs by encouraging businesses to grow, expand their capital expenditures and hire.” [CNN’s John King, 12/6/09]

AUTO RESCUE

FLIP: Romney: “I’m Not Willing To Sit Back And Say Too Bad For Michigan, Too Bad, Too Bad For The Car Industry.” [NBC News, Today, 1/15/08]

FLOP: Romney: “That’s Exactly What I Said…Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” On the CBS Early Show Mitt Romney said, “‘Yeah, that’s exactly what I said. The headline you read which said ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’ points out that those companies needed to go through bankruptcy to shed those costs,’ Romney said. ‘And the federal government put in, I think, $17 billion into those companies before they finally recognized, ‘Yeah, they need to go bankrupt, go through that process, so that they’re able to get rid of excess costs.'” [CBS News, 6/3/11]