Romney for President, Inc.
"I Like Vetoes"
30-second ad run in IA and NH starting April 4, 2007.
[Music] 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.


Notes: The press release announcing this ad states:
"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 DNC responded with an "Ad Watch" which noted in part:
"Mitt Romney’s high-priced, high profile campaign to smooth talk Republican primary voters into ignoring his real record continues today with yet another television ad.  His latest, entitled 'I Like Vetoes', is a weak attempt to deflect attention from his tax-raising record as governor of Massachusetts by highlighting his use of the line item veto.  While Romney brags about liking vetoes, declaring that he can’t wait to get his hands on Washington, Romney fails to mention that his reckless and irresponsible vetoes slashed millions of dollars for key programs that are critical for Bay State women, seniors, children, schools and first responders."