Obama ad makes case for economic policies
October 15th, 2012
08:20 AM ET
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Obama ad makes case for economic policies

(CNN) – The latest spot from President Barack Obama's re-election team focuses on an improving economy through the voices of middle class American workers, who argue for a second Obama term by pointing to a slow but noticeable recovery.

"We've gone from pulling into our parking lot, which was so depressing – there would be 2 or three cars in this parking lot – to our parking lot being full," says one woman in the ad, which was released Monday.

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Another continues, "We have a whole second shift that we brought in, new employees, and we have a future at our plant now."

The next two speakers point to Obama's economic policies as drivers of the improvements they're seeing: "When you look at the president's plan I don't think there can be any question that we're on the right course for today's economy," one says.

"President Obama does get what people need and that's jobs and the opportunity to help themselves," says another.

"Stick with this guy. He will move us forward," asserts the final speaker, using Obama's campaign slogan.

Obama's campaign said the new commercial would air in the battleground states of Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, and Virginia.

Democrats hope improving jobs figures over the past few months will boost Obama's re-election chances. In September, unemployment fell to 7.8%, the same rate as January 2009 when Obama took office.

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soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. West Coast

    Thomas "Vote for Romney if you want to return to the GW Bush era economic policys they turned you full time job into a temp job. Then laid you off , then said work for minimum wage at Burger Brothers ."

    This is exactly what Obama has done. The jobs were there under Bush. Thanks for making my point clear for me and showing me how clueless liberals are.

    "Vote for Romney , he will send you children to war , but not his own . Romney a true Christian and a true patiriot ."

    So, now liberals are promoting the draft? My children make their own choices. Do liberals honestly believe that parents should "send" their children to war? Again, the absolute ignorance of liberals shines through in their stupidity!

    October 15, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  2. Mighty Mighty Mittens

    mitt's "6 studies" turn out to be one conservative economist trying to twist the rosiest case scenario possible under which (MAYBE) willard's tax plan could possibly work. The other 5? one was an op-ed in the WSJ, the other 4 were blogs. One of them commenting on the WSJ editorial. He can't even tell the truth about people checking on his lies.

    October 15, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  3. chris

    Why didn't obama pass a economic plan when he had filibuster proof voting majorities in the congress and senate? He had no plan and has only acted like he has since republicans took control of congress. He kept saying he would pivot to jobs while passing a unpopular health care bill instead of a jobs bill. He couldn't pass both in year one or two as president? His party controlled everything

    October 15, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  4. norma jean

    I don't understand how some of you people can say that millions have given up looking for jobs!!.... We have not nor will we stop looking...We want a normal life and we are fighting to get past the mess that Bush left for whomever took over the presidency,even thought the Repubs refuse to help we are still out here trying and grabbing whatever little work we can get...How dare you critisize us and say we are "quiters'...it is NOT true.!!

    October 15, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. Tree

    How can some of you be lower thinkers. Loving Romney, he is a rich cat that don't care about you and you believe that he does. This country is moving on the right track. Rather you want to accept it or not. Obama did a lot of great thinks in 2009-2010. When the Rep took the house in 2010 they won the people JOBS, but when they got there they blocked every job plan.
    And their agenda was not about JOBS it was about womens right, so that my firends tell you something. Just open your eyes.

    October 15, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. simp

    @Ray E (Georgia)

    your comment is hilarious, I guess you know what the uniform is at this grocery store you claim the President and Vice Pres will be workihng at, that's because that's your FT job for the last 15 years, moron!!

    October 15, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. Wondering Wanda

    Ray E–You should learn manners and kindness I find your comment demeaning and silly. The rich folks think you are just like the minorities only "stoop-it" because they can get you to do the dirty work like thee have for years and kept thier own hands clean!! And let you Keep doing the dirty work!

    October 15, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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