July 18th, 2012
02:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney tries to dislodge Obama from attack

(CNN) – New ads from the presidential campaigns encapsulate where the race stands, with President Barack Obama's camp continuing its assault on his challenger over his business record and refusal to share tax records and Mitt Romney trying to make allegations of cronyism knock the incumbent off the assault.

A new Romney TV commercial advances the campaign's latest attack strategy, accusing Obama's administration of sending taxpayer dollars to failed energy companies whose owners contributed to his campaign.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    While Mittens caused American companies to fail and outsourced our jobs, our president is investing in American jobs and American workers.

    July 18, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  2. mrsahilm

    As much as Republicans try to move away from what the President ACTUALLY SAID, and move to the past:

    If you read the full quote from the President, it's very very very very clear that he WAS talking about roads and bridges.

    July 18, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens would not comment on the Olympic uniforms being made in China, because that is where he sent our jobs.

    July 18, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  4. Luke,AZ

    Gov Robme, Show us your papers ! , or you will need to self deport back to the planet Kolob.

    July 18, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  5. justinstl

    America and its economy is not a business....and should not be run as one!

    July 18, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. IF YOU SIGNED GROVER'S PLEDGE, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE U.S.

    Willard, your attack ads are lame. The "I know you are but what am I" strategy is not going to work. You're a tax cheat obviously. You're not suited to be president. Besides, you just got endorsed by an Arab dictator. I guess he'll be funnelling cash to your campign thru Crossroads GPS.

    July 18, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. California

    Obama asking someone else to be transparent when he obviously can't be himself.

    You're a hypocrite Hussein Obama.

    July 18, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Gop train service coming with romney the clown driving and the goof BACHMANN on board . By by !!!!

    July 18, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. wgf

    Romney is playing a losing hand, and the longer he plays it the bigger the loss will be. It's true that he doesn't have to release his financial records. But it's also true that we don't have to vote for him.

    Saying that he has not broken any laws sets a low bar, and is not particularly reassuring, inspiring or endearing. But more to the point, if he had broken laws would we expect him to admit it ? Apparently we're supposed to just take his word that everythings cool, because he's... well, you know.... richer and smarter than us.

    July 18, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. once upon a horse

    are getting bored with all of this yet? I know I AM and it's only going to get WORSE!

    July 18, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Hey, Mitt. If you are elected POTUS, do you plan to release annual tax returns while you are in office? You told Andrea Mitchell that you would have to think about it.

    Think about it? Mitt, you have strength and leadership, confused with outright arrogance.

    July 18, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  12. Stuffit

    The current president absolutely hates American workers and taxpayers and can barely conceal his disdain, so it bubbles forth occasionally like last week when he said that an entrepreneur cannot make it without the government. He prefers the dope addicts, welfare frauds, and of course the corrupt union bosses, that is his vision for this country.

    July 18, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "accusing Obama's administration of sending taxpayer dollars to failed energy companies whose owners contributed to his campaign. "

    The only reason Mittens can make such accusations is because Obama discloses all his big fundraisers and bundlers. MITTENS DOESN"T DISCLOSE ANY OF HIS. The REAL issue here is that Mittens is trying to cover up for his own lack of transparency by using Obama's against him.

    July 18, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. Thomas

    It's funny that Romney mentions crony capitalism when 15/17 of Mitt's political appointments when he began his tenure as governor were campaign donators.

    July 18, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  15. vic , nashville ,tn

    Please release the tax returns from 1999 to 2010
    Every time Mitt team spokesperson avoid the questions and change the topic cost a vote

    July 18, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  16. rs

    Naturally, the GOP and Mr. Romney don't want to talk about taxpayer money they have defended sending as "stimulous" to big oil companies. Billions and billions of dollars annually. Nope, thy won't talk about that.

    July 18, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  17. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has a FAILURE PROBLEM

    The Obama Administration is THE most lawless, corrupt administration in the history of this country. Romney should have a field day with all of the lawless, corrupt activities of these leftists. GO FOR IT!!

    July 18, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has a FAILURE PROBLEM

    And go after Obama and Holder for their active coverup of the Fast and Furious scandal. Many have DIED while these clowns HIDE and LIED.

    July 18, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  19. gay guy

    Ruby is Obama going to release his college papers??? Im sure they are all pro socialist and very un AMERICAN

    July 18, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  20. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Gop train wreck coming with BACHMANN on board and romney the clown driving ,the clown train !!

    July 18, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  21. Thomas

    Romney tries to dislodge Obama from attack !

    Field Marshal Romney ?

    July 18, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  22. California

    The Olympic uniforms were sent overseas by an Obama contributor. Typical of this administration actually. They've set a record for outsourcing jobs.

    July 18, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  23. Governor 47th in Job Creation (excluding jobs off-shored to China)

    Romney's ads are ineffective and comical at best . Everybody sees through his projections. And the worst part is, Obama has enough material to take Willard's projections and bury him with it whenever he wants to go that route (he will eventually take Willard's Olympic medal just like the IOC did to Ben Johnson back in the day).
    But right now, the easiest low hanging fruit is to take Willard's tax returns and keep hammering him with it. Eventually he'll have to answer the question of was he lying back then, or is he lying now? Willard has woven a tangled web in between a rock and a hard place. Have fun in Tampa, Willard if you make it that far.

    July 18, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  24. California

    It's obvious why the Obama administration doesen't want to talk about the economy and they actually avoid it.

    July 18, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  25. Hussein Obama the communist

    This joker can't even run on his record.

    July 18, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
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