(Videos) 23 million out of work

Posted by: Phineas on May 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

**Posted by Phineas

The Romney campaign has a new series of videos focusing on the 23,000,000 Americans out of work. I think they’re both pretty good:

While the video is way too long for TV, it can easily be edited into 30-second spots. Bonus points to anyone who noticed the tombstone in the graveyard shot with the name “CARTER” on it. Well played, Romney-ites. Well-played.


This one reminds the viewers of the non-union workers at auto-parts maker Delphi who were screwed out of much of their pensions by Barack Obama in the GM and Chrysler bailouts, so he could pay off his UAW benefactors. This one still galls me. Expect it to get a lot of play in Ohio.

Overall, these videos represent good strategy: while people on the outside of the campaign, from super-PACs to bloggers, engage in direct fights against the Obama campaign’s latest attempts at distraction via class and cultural warfare, Team Romney stays focused like a laser on the economy, the one thing Obama does not want to talk about.

And with 23 million Americans out of work (and so many giving up on finding any), you can bet Romney will have plenty more stories to tell between now and election day.

PS: Romney 2012.

PPS: Did you know Obama made “old Mexican ladies” cry in college? (Just a little push-back on the “Romney was a bully” attempted distraction.)

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “(Videos) 23 million out of work”


  1. Carlos says:

    It upset me last night when Romney disavowed the superpac ad directly attacking Obama, but upon reflection that now seems to be an excellent copy of what Obama has done in every campaign he’s ever been involved in: Disavow all the nasty stuf, keeping your own hands clean, and let the others do the nasty work that will, at a minimum, keep some from voting FOR a candidate.

    And there are a lot of Obama voters who need to see reasons why he should not be our president.

    In the meantime, Romney needs to get away from social issues and stay completely focused on the economy. That one subject, more than any other, will win him more votes. If Romney is asked by anyone in the media about a social issue, he has to be able to turn the question into one about the economy.

  2. Tango says:

    ….superb footage! Looks extremely polished. Won’t it be grand to have adults running things once again?

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    As far as being pres..ent Obhammud has “fired all his bullets”, to quote an old saying (failed stimulus, Obhammudcare debacle, etc.) In citing his administration’s one and only bright spot, the bin Laden takedown has run its course.

    Romney will not take the bait to engage in a cat fight over things in the past; the more you stir crap with a stick, the more it stinks. His forward thinking building on voters’ desires for a brighter future will work best.