Although I have been generally supportive of Mitt Romney’s bid for the Republican nomination, preferring him over his (three) remaining contenders, I wish he had, particularly after winning the Illinois primary, refrained from running TV ads critical of his leading rival. It’s not that I’m a fan of Rick Santorum–far from it–it’s just that since Romney has pretty much sewn up the nomination, he needs to reach out to his rivals and their supporters rather than risk further alieanting them.
Thus, I was heartened to read that out “of deference for” Rick Santorum’s decision to stay with his ailing daughter Bella in the hospital, “the Mitt Romney campaign indefinitely pulled a snarky spot that was supposed to air in Pennsylvania”
“We have done this out of deference to Sen. Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign for personal family reasons,” Romney spokeswomanAndrea Saul said in an email.
Mr. Santorum’s three-year-old daughter Bella, who has a genetic condition, was hospitalized Friday.
Let us pray for Bella’s speedy recovery. And hope for Mitt Romney to continue to run the kind of positive ads he will be running in place of the pulled ads.