(CNN) – The latest ad from the Republican National Committee imagines a bitter breakup between a young woman and a cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama, the latest attempt to woo voters who went for Obama in 2008 but Republicans hope will switch parties in November.
The ad, which an RNC spokeswoman said would be “worked into rotation,” debuted Thursday morning online. The spokeswoman could not provide states where the ad would run.
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“Listen, this just isn’t working,” a young woman says in the spot while sitting in a restaurant. “It’s been four years. You’ve changed. Your spending is out of control. You’re constantly on the golf course. And you’re always out with Hollywood celebrities. You think I didn’t see you with George Clooney or Sarah Jessica Parker?”
Earlier this year Obama brought in an estimated $15 million at a fund-raiser held at George Clooney's home in Los Angeles, and he attended a high-dollar event at Sarah Jessica Parker's townhouse in New York City's West Village in June, bringing in an estimated $2 million.
The young woman in the RNC ad continues with a critique of Obama’s commitment to creating jobs, saying, “Your jobs council says you haven’t even shown up in 6 months. You’re just not the person I thought you were.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to similar criticism in July, saying Obama “solicits and receives input and advice from members of his Jobs Council and others about economic initiatives all the time.”
Carney also said there was no “specific reason” Obama hasn’t met with his jobs council, adding, “the president has obviously got a lot on his plate.”
The RNC ad concludes with a duo of classic breakup lines, delivered to a cardboard cutout of Obama sitting across the table from the young woman: “It’s not me, it’s you,” she says. “I think we should just be friends.”
At last week’s Republican National Convention, speakers made a concerted effort to target voters who were excited to vote for Obama in 2008 but now feel disillusioned by a still-weak economy.
“Hope and change had a powerful appeal,” Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, said during his acceptance speech. “But tonight I'd ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama?”
“You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him,” Romney concluded.