On the heels of a weekend campaign kickoff that included a rally in Richmond, President Barack Obama’s re-election team rolled out a new television ad this morning that will air in Virginia and eight other battleground states.
Called “Go,” the 60-second ad reinforces a major theme of Obama’s weekend stump speech — that he is working to reverse the economic crisis he inherited after his 2008 election. And there’s another mention in this ad of Osama bin Landen being eliminated on his watch.
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney argues that the president has failed to deliver on his 2008 campaign promises and that escalating debt, rising gas prices and sluggish job growth give Obama little reason to boast. That message was reinforced in this statement from Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg:
“Americans will hear a lot from President Obama in the coming months, but what they won’t hear from him is the fact that his policies have wreaked havoc on the middle class,” Henneberg said. “After a doubling of gas prices, declining incomes, millions of foreclosures, and record levels of unemployment, Americans know they’re not better off than they were four years ago. Mitt Romney’s pro-growth agenda will get America back on track and stop the middle-class squeeze of the Obama economy.”
– Michael Sluss