CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a politically savvy move, Democrats on Tuesday used clips from Mitt Rommey’s losing 1994 campaign for Senate against the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) in a moving video tribute to Kennedy, who served nearly five decades in the Senate.
Clips shown during the first night of the Democratic National Convention included Romney’s now infamous reiteration of his pro-choice position, in which he assured voters, “You will not see me wavering on that.” More recently, as he pursued national office, Romney has reversed himself on abortion rights, and is now firmly anti-abortion.
The video prompted Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to tweet: “Classless Dems use tribute video of deceased Ted Kennedy to attack Mitt Romney.”
Right. Because the guy who planned on using a hologram of deceased Ronald Reagan at last week’s Republican Covention would know anything about class.
And of course, why didn’t they use a dead Reagan hologram? Not because of any sense of decorum. Oh no. Get this:
So why were the plans axed? According to Reynolds, it was out of concern the deceased Reagan might outshadow the very-much-alive Romney. ”At the time he hadn’t chosen Paul Ryan, so I think they were a little worried about his energy,” Reynolds said. ”Even in a hologram form I think Reagan’s going to beat a lot of people in terms of communicating.”
The Republicans were afraid that even a dead guy would have more appeal than a very much alive Mitt Romney.