Mitt Romney Launches Cyber-Assault on Rick Perry

More
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."

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Jump to comments
Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Remote Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In