Romney super PAC hits Wisconsin
October 4th, 2012
10:45 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney super PAC hits Wisconsin

(CNN) – As President Barack Obama heads to Wisconsin for a post-debate campaign rally, the super PAC supporting his rival Mitt Romney will air an ad in the state hammering the president for his record on jobs and the economy.

Restore Our Future said it would spend $1.2 million to air the spot in the Badger State over the next week. A Marquette University poll conducted September 27-30 showed Obama leading Romney in Wisconsin 53%-42%.

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In the spot, a narrator hits Obama for enacting policies that created a "new normal" of high unemployment and stagnant wages.

"Welcome to the new normal, where over 8% unemployment is 'doing fine' and millions of Americans have simply given up," the narrator says. "Where our children will grow up under the weight of crushing debt in a world where America is no longer the leader. And we're told we're going forward – even as we fall further behind. This is the new normal. This is President Obama's economy."

"Demand better," the narrator in the ad concludes.

In a statement, Restore Our Future treasurer Charlie Spies wrote "Wisconsinites understand that Mitt Romney's proven leadership can deliver a better, stronger economy for our families."

Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. steve

    I cant see how the Republicans can blame Obama's policies when they have blocked any of them from being passed for the last 2 years.

    October 4, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. alnivar

    C'mon democrat's just admit that this is what we're going through and the future that lays ahead for us under Obama's financial master plan. We have gotten so accustomed to this declining economy in such a way that it's brainwashed everyone to thinking that this is "The new normal" when in reality its not. It's America sitting back and letting the country continue to decline in hopes of an already proven failing Presidency to continue to increase our national deficit but still hope to see light at the end of the tunnel. Pipe dreams I tell you, pipe dreams.

    October 4, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  3. rosco

    Romney took the ball to hole last night. I guess Obammys basketball skills are like his presidential skills, very lame to say the least. Now the world knows his ineptness.

    October 4, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  4. truth hurts

    Great ad!! This is exactly what Obama and the Democrats are trying to sell to the American people, Failure = Success. Don't let them get away with it. If the current unemployment situation is the new normal then this country is doomed.

    BTW, Obama has ACTUALLY created 125,000 new jobs in his 4 years in office and NOT the 4-5 million he lies about. And after sending the country $6 TRILLION further into debt.

    October 4, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Yes, lies from Mitt last night. He did not give solid reasons what he said. Wait 47%, taxes, outsource, Bain-Capital, Libya, immigration. Hold on breath!!!!!!

    October 4, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |

    A new normal will be when Willard stops lying. But that won't happen until hell freezes over. I still didn't hear him explain his tax plan in detail. No mention of which deductions he'll cut. Willard's new normal is George W. Bush's old, failed policies.

    October 4, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  7. ObamaCares

    One word to you, 47%, the young lady in this graphic obviously is among that statistic.

    October 4, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    So, how will Romney as president pay for his reduction in tax rates and the increase in militatry spending? We need more training programs to be successful and companies to bring the jobs back here. Advanced manufacturing should be done here and workers trained to do it. I heard that from the president.

    October 4, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. w l jones

    One can win by losing! The president won for the American people by been in the debate. . wish some smarter figure out how much money businessman made last night durn ninty minute.debate.Should seen the people buying sknake food yesterday.

    October 4, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Craig RB

    The real flop last night was Jim Lehrer....weak & feeble; terrible moderator. Romney did what Republicans do best: lie. Also, Romney was rude & arrogant. Obama was somewhere else altogether...he wasn't present. There, that's my "quick review" and I might add that I'll vote for Obama as I just don't trust Mr. Romney.

    October 4, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  11. GI Joe

    Romney won't give specifics because Congress might not approve? Yet everyone thinks Obama can get all the jobs bills thru without the Congressional approval.

    Some people are ignorant, but others are definitely just plain old stupid.

    October 4, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  12. Borderless

    How to defend the un-defendable:
    Step 1: Falsely claim everything Romney said was a lie, no matter what.
    Step 2: Conveniently ignore any lie Obama told, no matter what:
    Step 3: Ignore the fact that Obama talked 5 minutes longer and said less than Romney.
    Step 4: Assume that the polls that show Romney won overwhelmingly is because everyone but the 25% that thought Obama won is stupid.
    Step 5: Regurgitate 47%, Bain Capital, and Tax Returns over and over because you lack anything to recommend Obama.
    Step 6: If all else fails, listen to the little voices in your head telling you what to do.

    October 4, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  13. Ordinary American

    Those who are saying Romney seemed panicky are crazy Obama was stuttering more than he was making legitimate points. The president, who has been in this exact situation before was stuttering and pausing to think during his final address! He knew he was going first ahead of time and still was struggling to speak of anything relevant.

    October 4, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  14. LolDems

    Since the leftylibdems concede BO's lack of leadership by blaming that the Republican Congress has stymied all his efforts, the best solution is to replace the amateur with someone Romney who worked with leftylibdems in MA to get things done. Of course, the leftylibdems will parrot the 47th in job creation number while ignoring the low unemployment rate and overall economic improvement in MA while governor. At least Governor Romney has experience and a record of successful accomplishments.

    October 4, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  15. Dan

    Romney 2012!

    October 4, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  16. Borderless

    Obama Supports' Language Lesson 1:

    "Romney was assertive and showed more poise and confidence" is translated into "Romney was rude and arrogant" for Obama Supporters.
    "Romney offered facts and figures" is translated to "Romney lied" for Obama Supporters.
    "Romney won the debate" is translated to "Romney lied" for Obama Supporters. (In the language of Obama Supporters, there are roughly 400,000 ways to say "Romney lied")
    "Obama lied" is translated two ways 1) "The media twisted his words." 2) "You aren't smart enough to understand his point."
    In Obama Supporters' language, "47%, Romney Tax Returns, and Bain Capital" are all another way of saying "I don't know how to make Obama look good so I'm going to try to make Romney look bad."

    October 4, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  17. To Borderless

    Liked you list: Can I add one?

    Step 7. When all else fails call it a bump in the road, see where that leads!

    October 4, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  18. Toto's Mom

    I am an Independent female voter and still undecided, however, Mitt Romney did not impress me. What he did is put Mr. Obama on the defensive when Obama questioned many of the statements that Romney had made in the past, Romney said that isn't what he said – even though he was a good speaker, his comment (Romney's) did not impress me, as I don't know what is the truth that is coming from his mouth. I have followed his platform ideas along the campaign trail as well as Obama's and Romney is contradicting his own statements, so now I am totally confused as to who to vote for, the man that tells it the way it is or Romney with his changing ideas and comments. I can understand how Obama must have been frustrated as the facts he presented that Romney has been saying all along, Romney denied, saying just the opposite is true. How can one trust a man that keeps changing his ideas. It was obvious it was a ploy to make Obama look bad that he didn't have the facts when in reality, it was Romney who changed what he has said in the past! I don't think Romney won the debate, I think he outright changed what he has been saying to try to make Obama look bad. I don't think I trust him at this point with whatever he is saying when he pulls a trick at the debate as he did! Still up in arms on who to vote for – I hope more detailed issues are presented rather than skimping on the surfaces of what the platform stands for. As to the question on how they will get Congress to pass their ideas, neither of them actually stated how they would do that!! Hopefully Mr. Romney will get his statements correct with what he is standing for!! If he isn't admitting to statements he has made in the past, what will he do if he is elected ? Ive my doubts! Frustrated Independent voter!!

    October 4, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |