RNC ad paints future doomsday scenario
July 27th, 2011
11:25 AM ET
11 years ago

RNC ad paints future doomsday scenario

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee released its final attack ad of a month-long campaign against President Obama, according to the group, hitting the president over his handling of the economy.

The latest 30-second spot shows a young girl watching television on the last day of the Obama administration, in 2017. She is watching hypothetical news broadcasts that report the unemployment rate and U.S. debt to China climbing to record levels.

"Eight years ago, we were promised hope," the narrator says. "Today many believe their American dream has been lost."

The RNC said the ad will air in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa, all battleground states in 2012 that the president won in 2008. A Spanish radio ad will accompany the television buy in Florida.

"These are states Obama carried in 2008 that he must hold in 2012," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. "The risk of continuing Barack Obama's failed stewardship of our economy is too great. The American people know it's time to change direction."

The RNC would not say how much money it's spending to air the commercials or how long they will run.

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soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. Jim N

    Too late. The teabaggers have already won. Everyone is now just arguing over how best to arrange the deck chairs on the Titantic. No matter what happens from here on, the 'baggers have already made government so dysfunctional that the majority of people, businesses, and the leaders of other countries can no longer trust it to make rational decisions. They have created it in their own image and likeness. If an external terrorist organization attacked the US Government like these insane Taliban-like nihilists, we would have responded with overwhelming military force. But in the end, the overthrow of the US Government was from within. Hope everyone enjoys the up-coming depression and revolution.

    July 27, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Matthew

    Obama has been a terrible president. He and his wife are condescending ideologues. He shoved his agenda down everyone's throats using the super-majority in Congress. When Americans realized the damage that he's been doing, they cleaned up much of congress. Again, Obama and Reid refuse to work with republicans... but this time, they can't just buy off votes like they did with healthcare.

    Liberals, please ask yourself, why are you fighting so hard against only spending money we have? Spending your way into prosperity has NEVER worked. (read history).

    July 27, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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