Romney: "I Like Vetoes!"

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Apr 04, 2007 2:37 PM

From a Press Release:

Romney for President today launched its newest television ad, "I Like Vetoes." The ad highlights Governor Romney's pledge to bring fiscal discipline back to Washington. Governor Romney has proposed capping non-defense discretionary spending at inflation minus one percent and will veto any budget that exceeds that amount.

The ad will be begin airing today in Iowa and New Hampshire. Scripts and viewing links are below.

Script For "I Like Vetoes" (TV:30):

GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY: "If I'm elected President, I'm going to cap non-defense discretionary spending at inflation minus one percent.

"That would save $300 billion in 10 years.

"And if Congress sends me a budget that exceeds that cap, I will veto that budget.

"And I know how to veto. I like vetoes. I've vetoed hundreds of spending appropriations as Governor.

"And frankly, I can't wait to get my hands on Washington!

"I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message."

You can view the ad here.

Liking vetoes is one safe way for conservative candidates to contrast themselves against President Bush, without offending conservative voters.