Obama ad argues Romney bad for middle class
September 18th, 2012
06:13 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama ad argues Romney bad for middle class

(CNN) - A new television ad released Tuesday by President Barack Obama's campaign characterizes his Republican opponent as making it tougher for middle class families to "pay the bills."

"Mitt Romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy, it seems like his answers to middle class America are just, 'tough luck,' " a woman identified as a mother named Christie says in the spot.

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The ad follows one released earlier on Tuesday by the Romney campaign arguing Obama leads to "more spending, more debt, failing American families.

Obama's campaign argues in their ad that Romney would prioritize wealthy individuals over the middle class.

"To fund his tax cuts for millionaires, Romney could take away middle class deductions for childcare, home mortgages, and college tuition," the narrator says.

The Obama campaign says the ad will run in the six battleground states of Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia.

In a statement, Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said, "President Obama is the only candidate in this race who will raise taxes on small businesses and middle-class families, so he is trying to distract from his record of failure and disappointment. America can do better than high unemployment, falling incomes, and runaway spending,"

Not included on the list of states where the ad will run is Florida, where CNN recently learned Team Obama has made a significant ad buy.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. JohnW

    I would call this the "sky is blue" ad since the message is such an obvious truth.

    September 18, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. The Elephant in the Room

    Some Republicans and right-tilt reporters [like NY Times David Brooks] would like Americans to believe that Mitt Romney is a smart man that says stupid thins. That he wouldn`t be the "severe conservative" that he is claiming to be to win the election.

    Well, I`m not buying it. Why should I give the BENEFIT of the DOUBT to this privaledged, prep school kid, born with every advantage already?

    Why should I TRUST HIM? He`s done NOTHING to earn our trust. WON`t release his tax returns, secretive offshore bank records, nothing.

    September 18, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  3. Larry L

    Romney hasn't told us enough to even know how he'll impact any "class"! He's promised to have low taxes, cheap gas, no deficit, a huge defense budget, 12 million new jobs, and terrific healthcare – with no mention of how he'll pay for these things. He wants us to "trust him" but won't even show his tax returns. Independents don't buy that cr@p.

    September 18, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  4. Name

    No duh Romney bad for middle class. Bad for the poor too. And bad for the rich also, because too many tax breaks will make them lazy.

    September 18, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  5. FedUp

    Romney is as bad for the middle class as Obama is. The middle class has lost more of its income and wealth under Obama than under an yother recent President.

    September 18, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. 200 TON HAMMER

    wow paul you dont get it you gonna get fact check right back too your home town
    bingo wiscosin

    September 18, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. ronb

    Bad for the middle class?!?! LMAO! Romney's bad for Romney! That's what happens when you have multiple personalities....they compete to be top dog. LOL

    September 18, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    Just go vote and the gop and romney the tax cheat have no chance ,romney the bum tax cheat should. Leave the country. ,your not welcome and take Ryan and your families with you !!!

    September 18, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  9. Ancient Texan

    President Obama has done more damage to the middle class than any president ever.

    September 18, 2012 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  10. DENNA

    Yea, we kind of figured that out ourselves because the Mittman can't tone down his absolute disregard for the 47%. I never thought that the GOP would actually believe that only the rich were worth their time.

    September 19, 2012 05:50 am at 5:50 am |