2012 ad set for debut
January 27th, 2011
04:17 PM ET
12 years ago

2012 ad set for debut

(CNN) - The first ad of the 2012 presidential campaign will air Sunday in support of Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.

The 30-second spot sponsored by the Students for Daniels Political Action Committee will run once during local news in Iowa, New Hampshire and Indiana over the next week and premiere during the Pro Bowl Sunday in Des Moines, according to Max Eden, National Director for the group.

A young, blonde woman narrates the spot, which contrasts the policies of President Obama with those of Daniels.

"So I met this guy a couple years ago, he told me he was different. He bought me a car; he even subsidized my medical insurance. Everything was perfect until I got my credit card bill. Turns out he was spending all of my money," she says. "Now there's a new man in my life- Mitch Daniels. He doesn't need to rely on fancy rhetoric or empty promises. You know what he's all about? Fiscal responsibility."

The unofficial PAC was founded to draft the Republican governor to run for president. Daniels has said he will not make a decision about running for president until after the Indiana legislative session ends in April.

The group did not immediately return a request for comment regarding the size of the ad buy.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Yes, Bush's budget director...perfect...the guy who hotwired the American short bus so it could be driven into the ditch. Brilliant America. Brilliant.

    But hey, keep selling him to us CNN and lending him as much legitimacy as you can through exposure...there's a sucker born ever minute, so you might just get your wish and gain us a POTUS who's even more in your big business pockets than we've ever had in history.

    January 27, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    He doesn't need to rely on fancy rhetoric or empty promises. You know what he's all about? Fiscal responsibility
    Here's how the ad was submitted BEFORE the re-write:

    Tired of the twisting and the lying and the misrepresentation, and plain obstinancy from the ENTIRE right-wing.

    Is this THE ONLY way that you think you can beat Obama? By lying, misinforming and scaring the voters? That's pitiful.

    January 27, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. vic nashville tn

    From 2001 January to 2008 December our debt doubled many people thing we forget no we didn’t forget

    January 27, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. rob

    its actually not the first add on television. I saw one last week from a group wanting Hiliary to run in 2012. These commercials are not endorsed by any party or candidate and hopefully people wont start buying the bs from either of them.

    January 27, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. gt

    any body but obama ,,, he has lower the bar so low .... he is a dismal leader who is a gutless leader ,, were still in afganistan loosing americas best soldiers for absolutley nothing....

    January 27, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. Marko

    Well the biggest announcement today is that we now know that there is one republican that is NOT running for president. Pence. Every other republican official is still in the running. There are some real egos in this crowd.

    January 27, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. SPLAT!~

    For crying out loud, she got a car and medical insurance and now she's complaining that she has to pay for it? I thought we were against entitlements. And why are they running an ad supporting a guy who hasn't decided to run yet? So much for level headed thinking. NEXT!~

    January 27, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. Phil in KC

    A) Oy! Way too early!
    B) What a load of manure!

    January 27, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  9. LGNY

    I know it's free speech, but Pleeeeeze Can't we have a bit of peace before starting the next presidential election cycle!!!

    This constant campaigning it getting very tiresome.

    January 27, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama


    any body but obama ,,, he has lower the bar so low .... he is a dismal leader who is a gutless leader ,, were still in afganistan loosing americas best soldiers for absolutley nothing....
    If I were you, which thankfully I'm NOT, I would not speak about LOWERING THE BAR until AFTER you've finished night school gt.
    When you have nothing else to do remember: embarrassing yourself on a world-wide site is NOT an option.

    January 27, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. Blinded by the GOP lie

    Eeeeeekkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He looks like Vladimir Putin.

    January 27, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    were still in afganistan loosing americas best soldiers for absolutley nothing....
    We're where we needed to be in the FIRST place. YOUR boy, Bush, another braintrust just like you, sent us to Iraq and killed our soldiers, civilians, and Iraqui soldiers for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and at tremendous UNDISCLOSED cost that had to be added to our DEFICIT after he snuck out of the White House via the back door.
    Where are your reclamations to HIM?
    You can't cure what you suffer from.

    January 27, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  13. zb

    If i wanted to catch nonstop dribble from repblicans I can tune into nonewsfox. Please don't make us watch, listen, and read about every inconsequential and idiotic moment out of the republican candidates for the next two years. if you do i can tell you this, i will be tuning out cnn.

    January 27, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. rusty155

    I think Mitch Daniels Is about the only Republican that Is thinking of running for President in 2012 that has a chance to bet Obama.

    January 27, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  15. carrotroot

    President Obama has 3 things going for him, 1st he is a very popular President ... if he left politics he would probably draw large crowds. 2nd he is the incumbent candidate, most people will go with someone they know than someone they don't know. And 3rd the economy is improving and is predicted to improve over the next several months - which will be the final deciding factor in his re-election bid.

    January 27, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  16. Jeff

    As a South Bend, IN resident I would vote for Mitch Daniels if he runs for president. He has done wonderful things for Indiana and kept us on solid financial ground even though we were hit hard by the recession. I know that some people say he is a bad governor, but nobody proves this with facts. The facts speak for themselves and they say many good things. Is Mitch Daniels perfect? No. Is he better qualified than most other presidential candidates? Yes!

    January 27, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |