Romney made pornography a campaign issue in 2007 ad

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Much was made last week of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum making hardcore pornography a campaign issue on his website by appearing to declare war on its producers.

But he’s not the only candidate in the race who has brought up pornography on his own before.

While running for president last cycle, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2007 cut a campaign ad called “Ocean,” where he vowed to “clean up the water in which our kids are swimming.”

“I’d like to keep pornography from coming up on their computers,” Romney said in the ad.

He also expressed a desire in the ad to “keep drugs off the streets” and “see less violence and sex on TV and in video games and in movies.” (SEE ALSO: ‘Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers with pants down)

“If we get serious about this, we can actually do a great deal to clean up the water in which our kids and our grandkids are swimming,” Romney said.

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