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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Video- Mike Huckabee’s Original Attack Ad Against Romney In 2008

By Susan Duclos

Mike Huckabee is complaining that the Newt Gingrich campaign used part of an ad that Huckabee himself used against Mitt Romney in 2008.

Fact is the Mike Huckabee attack ad against Mitt Romney is part of the public record, was shown in 2008 despite Huckabee's claim that publishing the ad was a "mistake" it ran in Iowa at least 10 times on four different stations in Davenport and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

I call: FAIR use.

[ UPDATE] Huckabee claims the ad was "taken out of context" and were also " deceptive" because he was not referring to Romney. (Source)

Watch it, he specifically names Romney!!

Original 2008 Huckabee attack ad shown below:

Beginning text of Huckabee attack ad:

"I'm Mike Huckabee and I approved this message because Iowans have a right to know the truth about Mitt Romney's dishonest attacks on me and even an American hero John McCain..."

"Then the narrator before Huckabee himself continues with "If a man's dishonest to obtain a job, he'll be dishonest on the job. Iowans deserve better"

[End Update]

Nowhere in the Gingrich ad does it claim that Huckabee is endorsing him and politicians should remember before they publish ads that those ads or portions of them can and will be used in the future.