Mitt Romney Launches Cyber-Assault on Rick Perry

Mitt Romney is going negative on Rick Perry and he's using one of the most tried-and-true methods: The Internet. Today, Romney for President, Inc. launched CareerPolitician.com, an anti-Rick Perry websites aimed at undermining the former Massachusetts governor's best-funded opponent. The only content on the site is a 60-second web video slamming Perry for Texas's 1 million unemployed and the fact that "nearly half of new jobs in Texas over the last four years went to illegal immigrants." Still, the website's "coming soon" sign suggests this is just the site's opening salvo. And that's just one anti-Rick Perry site. A Monday report in The Washington Post shows other anti-Perry sites are being gobbled up including stickittorick.com, rickperrynot.com and buryperry.com.

While no one is claiming ownership of the anti-Perry sites, The Post's Philip Rucker and T.W. Farnam note that the same day the domain names were purchased, Romney's campaign bought $2,851 worth of domain names at GoDaddy.com, which was the same vendor that sold the anti-Perry domains. Currently, the domain names don't host any content, but that doesn't mean the Perry camp isn't complaining about them. "The public is more interested in how the candidates can create jobs and improve the economy, not how many domain names you can rack up," Perry spokesman Mark Miner told The Washington Post. "We're not running for student body council here. This is for president of the United States."

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