The avalanche of television ads from President Barack Obama’s campaign continues today with the release of two spots focusing on military veterans and Medicare.
The veterans ad highlights administration efforts to boost funding for veterans’ health care, award tax credits to businesses that hire veterans, and improve the post-9/11 GI Bill. And it includes Obama mentioning the killing of Osama bin Laden. The Medicare spot largely emphasizes steps the administration has taken to crack down on fraud.
The campaign of Republican candidate Mitt Romney charged the Obama has a weak record on both fronts.
“President Obama and his campaign can’t distract voters from three years of broken promises on Medicare and our commitments to our veterans,” Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said. “In a week when his own supporters called his campaign attacks on free enterprise ‘nauseating’ and ‘very disappointing,’ President Obama is now trying to rewrite his record in an attempt to change the narrative on his campaign’s terrible week.”
– Michael Sluss