Romney NH ad alleges Obama broke promises
January 4th, 2012
10:08 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney NH ad alleges Obama broke promises

(CNN) - Mitt Romney hit New Hampshire airwaves Wednesday with a one-minute radio spot blasting President Barack Obama for failing to deliver on his 2008 campaign promises.

The ad, called "American Optimism," used clips of Obama campaigning in 2008 spliced with Romney delivering lines from his stump speech.

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"He said he would repair the nation and repair the world," Romney said in the ad. "And then across the nation, he went on and promised that he would put Americans back to work."

Romney highlighted a remark Obama made in Iowa during his campaign there in 2007, when he told a crown in Davenport: "This is our moment. This is our time."

"Well Mr. President, you've had your moment," Romney retorted. "We have seen the results. And now, Mr. President, this is our time."

The radio ad underscores Romney's plan to go after Obama hard in upcoming campaign speeches, particularly in New Hampshire, where polling shows him running far ahead of his closes.

Romney said on CNN Wednesday, "I continue to believe the right place to focus is on President Obama. Of course, people are going to ask us about the differences on our positions on issues and backgrounds and so forth, but, really, if we talk about what the American people want to hear, it's how we're going to be different than President Obama when it comes to getting the economy going, preserving America's security abroad and making sure we rein in the scale of the federal government."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    Nick name for Romney is Flip Flopper that speak its self

    January 4, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |

    Hahaha. He won one caucus, people. One. There are plenty more to go and also he hasn't clinched the nomination. No matter: President Obama will win re-election. Why? Flip floppering and extremism are just not attractive and that's the only crop the GOP/Tea Party has to offer. You read it here first.

    January 4, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Poor Mitt. Can't get any respect in his own Party, so to play the role of big man on the block, he makes useless attacks against the other party's nominee, who has at least spent the past three years improving what he can where he can against a Congress more interested in supporting the wealthiest of folks who are already doing just great thank you. What has Mitt Romney done these past three years? Well, hmm, let's see. Best I can come up with is he's certainly spent a great deal of time running away from ... well ... Mitt Romney. (Maybe other's can help me out here.)

    January 4, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. ShawnDH

    Obama is the best president of my lifetime. I have never seen a President fulfill as many campaign promises as Obama has in three years. Obama 2012 for sure.

    January 4, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  5. Bob

    Mitt will say anything to anyone to try to get elected. Thank God we have President Obama fixing the mess the last idiot Repug in the WH left behind, we don't need to give them another chance to screw things up even worse.

    January 4, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  6. Four and The Door

    The GOP has done everything they can to block and delay everything President Obama has tried to do to help our country. Why? Because they care more about regaining power and continuing the redistribution of wealth upward to the already rich.
    And apparently you have bought into Obama's re-election strategy to fan the flames of class warfare in America. If he hasn't done enough to wreck the country financially with his lack of economic understanding he might as well go for wrecking the social fabric of the country with his lack of leadership capability. I think he's getting bad advice from David Axelrod, but he owes the guy for getting him elected the first time. And there are still a few people like you who eat it up!

    January 4, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I find this idea that Obama was to do it all himself as laughable. Did Romney not understand that what Obama was doing required Congress to do something as well? I guess that Romney doesn't remember being governor that much since he should have been doing that while in MA. Given the gridlock provided by the Congress, I am surprised that Obama has gotten anything done.

    January 4, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  8. America Above Parties

    If Obama had bring down enemployment to 5% and take out the Ayatollah of Iran, GOP/TP will still be blaming him with all kinds of laughable reasoning and take steal credits for themselves... and sadly, there will be enough red-meat-fed dumbs who will believe what these liers say...

    January 4, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  9. gg

    if you want more trickle down,lower wages no benifit, bigger and better wars of the books,more manufacturing jobs shipped overseas,no taxing the rich corperations are people,no regulations mittens your guy

    January 4, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  10. anagram_kid

    Worth reposting:

    Adding President Obama also promised to take out Osama bin Laden when he had actionable intelligence, and he did it.

    Obama for America 2012

    January 4, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  11. easydoesit

    The folks that say obama can't get anything done because of congress seem to forget that demoncrats controlled both houses for two years.

    January 4, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  12. Billy

    "...where polling shows him running far ahead of his closes."

    What is that supposed to mean? The editor was asleep on that one. It's unfortunate that this sort of error (I mean this sentence doesn't even make sense as written - it's not just an innocent typo) is all too common.

    January 4, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  13. Al-NY,NY

    Wow Mittens, So you kept all the promises you made? Not all.......? Welcome to reality. I do know you created jobs. Except they were not American jobs but for overseas people from other countries. You probably count that as a "kept" don't you?

    January 4, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  14. anagram_kid

    The only campaign promise I expected to be upheld by President Obama was that he would remain a rational and logical person with exceptional critical thinking skills. That is why I voted for him in 2008 and will again in 2012. Talk of what you will do is meaningless unless you have these abilities. Sen. McCain did not (proven by his choice of running mate) and neither does Romney or anyone else in the GOP field.
    Obama 2012

    January 4, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  15. FreeLove

    Flipper is lecturing Obama on "broken promises", that is a laugh. Mittens is too busy debating himself and breaking all his own promises to level a credible attacjk on anyone. Voting for Flipper is like voting for the guy who laid you off. Mittens seems real good at handing out pink slips with that plastic fake smile on his face.

    January 4, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. shameka

    Everyone expects change to happen over night, well it wont happen over night. I still believe in obama and even though things arent happenin due time he could prove to the nation that CHANGE IS COMING! give the man a chance to undo what bush tore up!

    January 4, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  17. once upon a horse

    @ Four and the Door.....

    you have done just done what your fellow GOP brethren like to do....when the employment numbers move in the right direction they want to claim it's the GOP house that is causing the change. However if that remain stagnant or don't move high enough it's OBAMA's fault! Sorry but the public is not falling for that stuff anymore and the low approval rating for Congress and even lower for the Tea Party house is proof. Not EVERYONE gets their "facts" from FoxNews.

    January 4, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
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