|Charles CW Cooke||0|
Politico has the transcript:
NARRATOR: Barack Obama’s attacks against Mitt Romney: they’re just not true. The Washington Post says, ‘On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue.’ But that’s Barack Obama. He also attacked Hillary Clinton with vicious lies.
CLINTON (file footage): He continues to spend millions of dollars perpetuating falsehoods.
NARRATOR: Mitt Romney has a plan to get America working. Barack Obama? Worst job record since the Depression.
CLINTON (file footage): So shame on you, Barack Obama.
ROMNEY (voice-over): I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.
Hah. That’s got to cut deep, considering the nastiness of the 2008 Democrat primary campaign season between H. Clinton and Obama. Kinda reminds me of the ad Senator McCain ran against Obama featuring criticisms then-candidate for President then-Senator Joe Biden made about the then-junior Senator from Illinois:
You know what I think would make a great ad, that would follow along the themes of using the criticisms made of Obama by his Democrat opponents in 2007/8? Playing their sound bites, and then asking the question “what’s changed? Nothing” while displaying facts on the screen. Of course, Romney would run the risk of Democrats using the same tactics on him via ads but it’s something they’re already doing anyway via public statements and interviews – they’re just not mentioning the names of the candidates who criticized him (not to my knowledge, anyway). The essence of the Romney ads against Obama could be that he used the Presidency for on the job training, and four years later we are all experiencing the disastrous results.
Anyway, I really dug the ad and hope the Romney campaign is committed to continuing to hammer the President and his party. May it continue until the day of the election, unlike John McCain’s ads, which ran flat after mid-August of that election year.