Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Romney's response? Silence.

Automat --

Yesterday, Romney surrogate Ted Nugent called the Obama administration "vile," "evil," and "America-hating."

Then he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

Romney's response? Silence.

Threatening violence -- or whatever it is that Nugent's threatening -- is clearly beyond the pale, but Nugent's not the one running for president. The question is: Does Romney agree with him? Right now, we don't know.

This is a person who says he endorsed Romney after a "long heart and soul conversation."

Shortly after the news broke I called on Romney to denounce Nugent's violent, hateful comments. Join me here by adding your name.

Bad behavior among prominent Romney supporters has not been limited to aging former rock stars.

Texas billionaire Harold Simmons has pledged to donate as much as $36 million to the GOP and their allies, calling Obama "the most dangerous American alive."

Silence from Romney.

Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke in the most vile way -- and Romney refused to condemn it, managing only to say it's "not the language I would have used."

Foster Friess, who gave $1.7 million to Santorum's super PAC and is now backing Romney, said recently he hopes President Obama's "teleprompters are bulletproof."

Governor Romney? Silent.

We have more than 200 days to go in this election. If the GOP and Romney are willing to accept this kind of rhetoric at this stage of the campaign, I can't imagine what they'll accept in September and October.

So far, all Romney has said about Nugent is that it's "been fun getting to know him."

Let's put a stop to it now. Add your name alongside mine and other Democrats', and call on Romney to denounce Nugent's comments:




Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee

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