Pro-Obama outside group targets Romney in digital campaign
November 2nd, 2011
06:00 AM ET
11 years ago

Pro-Obama outside group targets Romney in digital campaign

Washington (CNN) - An independent group dedicated to helping re-elect President Barack Obama Wednesday launched its first major digital campaign targeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Priorities USA Action is out with a new website and a new web video, titled "Mitt Romney's America," that uses the former Massachusetts governor's own words to illustrate what they say are the consequences for the middle class if Romney is elected president.

The video ends with the caption: "Mitt Romney's America is not our America."

The group tells CNN they are spending approximately $100,000 to run the video on Facebook, Google and YouTube.

"We made this video to give life to the policies our country could expect if Mitt Romney were elected President," said Bill Burton, a former Obama White House deputy press secretary and senior strategist for Priorities USA Action.

“As Americans look ahead to a critically important election a year from this week, we are beginning the process of helping Americans know the truth about what Mitt Romney's America would look like," Burton continued.

Priorities USA and Priorities USA Action launched in April to compete with outside Republican groups, like American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS that spent millions to influence the 2010 midterm elections.

On the campaign trail, Romney often says that he wants to help the middle class, touting that his tax plan would eliminate interest, dividends and capital gains for Americans making less than $200,000 per year.

"While Mitt Romney is focused on his jobs and economic plan which will provide relief for the middle-income taxpayers, President Obama and his cronies are worried about their own jobs. It is no surprise since President Obama cannot run on his failed record that his political allies resort to false and negative attacks on Mitt Romney," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told CNN, in response to the new campaign by Priorities USA Action.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Priorities USA
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If changing one's mind and going back and forth on issues is what America does, then Romney is our man. The problem is that we aren't that way with leaders. We need them to say what their plan is and hope their ideas change to reflect the facts that are found. That is just like a battle plan; it changes when the situation changes.

    November 2, 2011 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mitt is a true snake oil salesman. He will say anything to one group, and the opposite to another. Having dealt with slick lying salesmen, he is no different than the person who said he could deliver an order in two weeks, and six weeks later, still not there.

    November 2, 2011 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  3. dreucalypt

    If Mitt Romney had his way, GM and Chrysler would be no more. Enough said.

    November 2, 2011 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am 66 years old (Yes I am old enough to kick Keith in Austin aka, Yellow Rose, out of the basement.) I have been hesitant to retire because of the republicans promise to gut social security and medicare. If Mittens is elected, I know I will have to work until I die. Like most Americans, the Bush stock market collapse (14,000 to under 8000) eliminated most of my retirement money. Don't cry for me, because I have a good job, but . . .

    November 2, 2011 07:48 am at 7:48 am |