Romney Claims No Connection To Site Slamming Thompson

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

September 11, 2007

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is defending himself. Distancing himself from a website connected to one of his political advisers. The site seriously criticizes fellow Presidential rival Fred Thompson.

The website phoneyfred.org, created by Wesley Donahue, a business partner of one of Romney's political advisers, attacks Former Senator and now Presidential candidate Fred Thompson's conservative credentials.

A spokesperson for Mitt Romney says that the Presidential candidate did not approve the creation of the website. They say the website was created without the knowledge of Romney or his political adviser Warren Tompkins, who works with the site's creator.

The site attacks Thompson and mockingly refers to his acting career, stating:

"You can't get the theme to 'Law and Order' out of your head, but can you name one thing that Fred did during his eight years in the United States Senate?"

Political experts say that this will more than likely hurt Romney's campaign whether he approved the message or not. The website has since been removed from the internet.


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