The super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, launched a new website Friday called Veepmistake.com, a site that already offers more than 1,300 pages of opposition research on just three of Mitt‚??s potential picks.
(They better hurry and pull together that Condi Rice¬†book.)
To this point, the group has issued relatively¬†exhaustive briefing papers on Ohio’s Sen. Rob Portman¬†(347 pages)¬†Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio¬†(555 pages) and former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty¬†(493).
Most of the papers’ information — as these kind of books often do — rehashes existing newspaper pieces and pulls together votes out-of-context in an attempt to paint each candidate as a heartless conservative ideologue. There don’t appear to be any blockbusters here, though you never know what kind of distractions¬†will grab the attention of the press corps.
You may recall that American Bridge 21st Century is a ¬†group that¬†employs¬†some full-time ‚??trackers‚?Ě that follow Republican candidates around hoping to catch them in a gaffe (or perhaps in a¬†Kinsley gaffe). It also¬†held the rights to the Internet domain name www.NewtGingrich.com during the Republican primaries, offering to sell it for $1 million or to the highest bidder.
Remember, too, that President Barack Obama once called super PACs “a¬†threat to democracy.” But, in¬†addition to American Bridge 21st Century, another pro-Obama super PAC, Priorities USA,¬†¬†raised over $6 million last month.