A Mit Romney Impersonator With a Gun

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Feb. 15 2012 1:50 PM

A Mit Romney Impersonator With a Gun  

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Rick Santorum's new anti-Mitt Romney ad is quite good.

The imagery is so funny that you barely notice the weak citation. Two lines: A claim by Rush Limbaugh that Romneycare was Obamacare's blueprint (Santorum's ads often quote Limbaugh), and a claim in USA Today that Romney's ads may hurt him. Never mind any of that! Instead of responding in kind, Santorum -- who has won less than half as many votes or delegates as Romney -- portrays him as the kind of desparate oaf who'd shoot a paintball gun while dressed for a power lunch.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.