News Ads From Romney And Huckabee, Contrasting Styles

Mitt Romney's campaign will launch a new ad in Iowa tomorrow contrasting his record against Mike Huckabee's on crime. You can see the ad here. Text:
"Two pro-life Governors. Both support a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage. The difference? Romney got tough on drugs like meth. He never pardoned a single criminal. And Mike Huckabee? He granted 1,033 pardons and commutations, including 12 convicted murderers. Huckabee granted more clemencies than the previous three governors combined. Even reduced penalties for manufacturing methamphetamine. On crime. The difference is judgment."

For his part, Huckabee will reportedly begin running a new ad in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina that is more a televised Christmas card than contrast ad – or is it? In the ad, Huckabee bemoans the rash of political ads at the holiday season when what people really want to think about is "the birth of Christ." Here's the not-so-subtle text, you can see the ad here:
"Are you about worn out of all the television commercials you've been seeing, mostly about politics? I don't blame you. At this time of year, sometimes it's nice to pull aside from all of that and just remember that what really matters is the celebration of the birth of Christ and being with our family and our friends. I hope that you and your family will have a magnificent Christmas season. And on behalf of all of us, God bless and merry Christmas."