Time warp: West Palm Beach station accidentally airs 2012 Mitt Romney ad

There’s nothing wrong with your TV set. That was, in fact, an ad from Mitt Romney‘s 2012 campaign that aired this morning during the Today show on WPTV Channel 5, the station confirmed.

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The 30-second spot is from mid-December 2011, when Newt Gingrich was topping national Republican polls and Romney let a few of his neatly coiffed hairs get out of place as he talked tough on fiscal policy.

“We have a moral responsibility not to spend more than we take in…It is a moral responsibility to believe in fiscal responsibility. We do, and I do,” Romney says in the ad.

A station official wasn’t immediately available to explain how the old ad mistakenly aired today.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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