Romney releases second ad in N.H.
November 30th, 2011
01:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney releases second ad in N.H.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney is releasing a second ad in New Hampshire, and it's likely to be less controversial than his first.

The television spot features Romney speaking at a CNN debate about his business credentials and his plan to cut federal spending.

"I spent my life in the private sector," said Romney. "I've competed with companies around the world. I've learned something about how it is that economies grow."

The video is interspersed with black and white photos of Romney on the stump and meeting voters. One photo shows Romney speaking at the rally where he was endorsed by New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte earlier this month.

In the ad Romney proposes "cutting spending, capping federal spending as a percentage of GDP at 20% or less, and having a balanced budget amendment."

National Journal reported the campaign will spend $85,535 to air the spot New Hampshire news station WMUR, and said it would run Dec. 1-6.

Romney is still answering questions about his first television ad, which outraged Democrats by quoting President Barack Obama out of context.

The advertisement showed Obama campaigning in 2008 saying: "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose."

Obama was quoting his then-opponent, Sen. John McCain.

Romney's campaign has defended the ad.

"Now, the tables have turned - President Obama is doing exactly what candidate Obama criticized," said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. "President Obama and his team don't want to talk about the economy and have tried to distract voters from his abysmal economic record."


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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    @ Darrell,

    No one is saying that Romney's ad didn't take Obama's words out of context – in fact, as a conservative, I found it to be quite distasteful. The point, I believe, is that we really don't hear Obama talking about the economy. Why would he – it's not a real good thing to run on right now.He's a savvy campaigner, but a quite ineffective president.

    November 30, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. bilk7

    ""said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. "President Obama and his team don't want to talk about the economy and have tried to distract voters from his abysmal economic record""

    Do any of these people ever listen to the news or read a daily newspaper? The economy is all Obama has been talking about! Listening to most of these GOP candidates, it makes me wonder what kind of bizarro world they live in!

    November 30, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Most if not all will agree that he has done his job and has been successful at what ever position he has held. "

    ORLY? Is that why he left as MA governor with a 34% approval rating and was voted out after only one term?

    November 30, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "Middle class wont disappear and jobs wont go to china."

    See, this is what happens when fools refuse to recognize facts and the historical record. Those things have already happened yet you claim that won't happen even though it already has. Romney claims to "know" how to create jobs yet none of the things he mentions in has ad will do so. Instead, he refers yet again to the GOBP deathcult policies that are proven failures. It's like arguing with a zombie.

    November 30, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. bilk7

    Romney's first ad only helped Gingrich rocket to 20% in last NH poll (Rasmussen). Now if Cain ends up dropping out, most of his followers will most likely go to Gingrich too. Gingrich could win Iowa, finish a strong second in NH, and then win SC. Where does Romney go from there? Still can't figure out why the GOP doesn't go with Huntsman, who would have a real shot in the general election.

    November 30, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    " Is that why he left as MA governor with a 34% approval rating and was voted out after only one term?"
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    C'mon... be factual. He wasn't voted out. He did not seek re-election.

    November 30, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:
    No one is saying that Romney's ad didn't take Obama's words out of context – in fact, as a conservative, I found it to be quite distasteful. The point, I believe, is that we really don't hear Obama talking about the economy. Why would he – it's not a real good thing to run on right now.
    --------
    Not taling about the economy. Gee, that's funny. The Romney campaign says the whole point of the ad was to demonstrate that that is all that Obama has done. Talk, talk, talk, and no action.

    BTW, if you do not hear Obama talking about the economy it is because they do not broadcast that stuff on Fox.

    November 30, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  8. Darrell

    Fair is Fair

    20 straight months of private sector job growth.....helping create jobs, which the Congressional Republicans are blocking, and extending tax cuts for the middle class...all about the economy...these are the things Obama is talking about....sorry you have your ears closed and your eyes wide shut.

    November 30, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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