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GOP White House hopeful Newt Gingrich is surging in polls and snagged the endorsement of New Hampshire's Union Leader, but the data the Obama team is seeing--and maybe their collective gut--tells them it won't last and Mitt Romney will emerge as the Republican nominee.

With that in mind, the Democratic National Committee returns to a familiar theme in a new web video out on Monday, "Mitt vs Mitt." The latest DNC attack on Mitt looks at his various stands on issues, as the DNC puts it, Romney's "fight against himself." It is, the DNC said, "the story of two men trapped in one body."

below, from the Democratic National Committee......

As Mitt Romney continues to say or do anything to become President -including deceive Americans - the Democratic National Committee today is taking its effort to hold Romney accountable for his words to an all new level with a new television ad running in six markets: Albuquerque, NM; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Columbus, OH;
Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; and, Milwaukee, WI on a mix of broadcast and cable.

The TV ad is a trailer for a longer video treatment available on the DNC'S new website, - an effort to highlight Mitt Romney's fight against himself on a range of issues from the economy and immigration to a woman's right to choose and workers' rights.

To further amplify the effort, the DNC, along with state Democratic parties and elected officials across the country will hold events to watch the video and put Mitt Romney's fight against himself on full display for voters in key states. We are holding press events everywhere the ad is running and in several other key states: NM, NC, OH, PA, VA, WI, IA, NH, FL, and MA.

The bottom line here is that character and values matter. When he ran for President last time, Mitt Romney admitted he'd changed his position on a lot of issues. This time, he claims he's Mr. Consistency. Mitt Romney can't even take a position on taking a position. Republicans' favorite straw man is to talk about "uncertainty" as a threat to growth. If people are scared of uncertainty, they should be terrified of Mitt Romney.

The only thing Mitt Romney is consistent about is protecting those at the top - in other words, people like Mitt Romney - while telling middle-class families they're on their own.

Democrats don't need any dirty tricks to prove Mitt Romney has no core convictions and no new ideas for creating jobs. We need only to let him speak for himself.

Please see the script and link to the trailer and a link to the longer web video below. Also see a list of the amplifying events below.

TITLE: The story of two men trapped in one body


TITLE: Trapped


VO: From the creator of "I'm running for office for Pete's sake"
CHYRON: From the creator of "I'm running for office for Pete's sake"
CHYRON: Lawn work at Romney's home still done by illegal immigrants, Boston Globe, 12/04/07

VO: ...comes the story of two men trapped in one body.

VO: Mitt versus Mitt
CHYRON: Mitt vs. Mitt

MITT ROMNEY: I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose.
CHYRON: Pro-choice,

ROMNEY: The right next step... is to see Roe Vs. Wade overturned.
CHYRON: Anti-choice,

VO: Two Mitts willing to say anything.
CHYRON:, Willing to say anything

ROMNEY: We put together an exchange, and the President’s copying that idea. I'm glad to hear that.
CHYRON: Pro-health reform,

ROMNEY: Obamacare is bad news.
CHYRON: Anti-health reform,

VO: See it all at
CHYRON: See it all at[DNC Disclaimer]


Amplifying events across the country:
Des Moines, IA
IDP Chair Sue Dvorsky, Iowa Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald, and President of Iowa AFL-CIO Ken Sagar host press conference. Location TBD

Pittsburgh, PA
PDP Chair Jim Burn, at the PDP Pittsburgh Office

Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett at the WDP Party Milwaukee Office

Twin Cities, MN
DFL Chair Ken Martin, DFL Headquarters Minneapolis. (Congressman Keith Ellison is tentative)

Columbus, OH
ODP Chairman Chris Redfern and former Governor Strickland having a press conference

Conference call with DPVA Chairman Brian Moran and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown

Conference call with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

New Hampshire
Conference call with NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley.

Massachusetts/Nationwide - press conference and conference call with
Tricia Wadje, Planned Parenthood; Melissa Koguy, former executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts; Phil Johnston, Former Mass State Party Chair and former Mass HHS Secretary State Rep. Jay Kaufman, Chair of the Joint Committee on Revenue

Las Vegas, NV
Roberta Lange, state party chair, and Andres Ramirez, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee's Hispanic caucus press conference at state party headquarters

Denver, CO
Rick Palacio, CO party chair, and SEIU representatives at state party headquarters

Albuquerque, NM
Scott Forrester, state party executive director, and Javier Gonzalez, state party chair; Ana Canales, Bernaillo Democratic County Chair; Tom Buckner, Sandoval Democratic County Chair

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