Obama condenses argument against Romney in new ad
October 27th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama condenses argument against Romney in new ad

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign wants voters to "remember" Mitt Romney when they cast their ballots.

But the image of Romney isn't the image the Republican presidential nominee's campaign is pitching.

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Obama's latest ad is a 30-second digest of the arguments he makes against Romney.

"Mitt Romney's plan rolls back regulations on the banks that crashed our economy," the narrator says. "Medicare: voucherized. Catastrophic cuts to education. Millionaires will get one of the largest tax cuts ever, while middle class families pay more."

Romney has pushed back against the claim. He has said that the wealthy will pay the same portion of taxes they do now, although Obama's campaign has continued to hammer him for not saying which tax loopholes and deductions he plans to reduce or eliminate.

In the voting booth, Obama's ad says, there are "no ads, no debates, just you."

The ad will run in Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia, the campaign said.

Early in-person voting begins on Saturday in Florida, the largest "toss up" prize on the CNN Electoral Map. Saturday also marks the first day of early in-person voting in Maryland, and early voting is underway in a number of other states.

Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg responded to the ad in a statement, saying Obama's "is once again trying to cover up for his lack of an agenda to help the middle class."

"If President Obama is reelected, our national debt will climb to $20 trillion, Medicare will be cut by $716 billion, and millions of middle-class families will be hit with tax increases," she said. "We can’t afford four more years like the last four years. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering real change for a real recovery, with 12 million new jobs, rising incomes, and a stronger middle class. On November 6, Americans will choose Gov. Romney’s positive agenda over President Obama’s increasingly desperate attacks.”

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. donna

    The ad sounds like fear-mongering, something that I always thought Democrats didn't do. I'm ashamed of my President for his campaign.

    October 27, 2012 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  2. Dakota57NM

    The wealthy paying the same portion of the taxes they do now is only another way of saying Romney will extend the Bush era intended to be temporary tax cuts for the wealthiest. What Romney doesn't say is that taxes won't rise on the middle class. In fact the deductions he cites as those he would end would dramatically effect the taxes the middle class pays. Hence ending only their portion of the Bush era tax breaks.
    Romney's playing a weak game on words.

    October 27, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  3. rla

    Condense this! Why did you deny support to the people in Bengazi as they were under attack.... Your disregard for these people in their time of need was the decision of a crass political being/administration not the President of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    October 27, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  4. SP

    Is he now speaking about Bengazi and the failure of his 'watch' to protect the Americans? Doubtful..... he has to make it to the Daily Show, The Tonight Show and MTV........... really pathetic.

    October 27, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  5. incredulous

    We need to all wake up and vote. If you have a home mortgage, a 401k, children, an elderly relative, a friend or family member who is a service member or veteran then pay very close attention. Romney and Ryan will be a disaster for all of these things. Why do you think Ryan's church condemned his budget? Because of the harm it would do to children, the elderly and disabled. Why do you think economists dismiss Romney's claims? Because his numbers don't add up.

    October 27, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. jinx88

    Mittens is getting real desperate these days. Yesterday in his "economic speech" he told people of Ohio that Jeep was shipping their jobs over sees to China. A couple hours later the senior vice president of Chrysler/Jeep came out and said it was false and they plan to higher 1200 more workers. Mittens cannot be trusted he is lying more as reality come clear that he will lose. Pathetic!! Mittens is a pathological liar, he needs help.

    October 27, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  7. plain&simple

    Do you think republican women just tell their husband's and friends they voted republican .....you know save the fighting about politics in the household? After all the president is right,you are alone in that booth!!!! Let's hope they do...how a woman could vote for Romney is pretty amazing. I'm a man and It's just impossible for me to vote for someone who is so wishy washy. He stands on no principle,only his needs !!!

    October 27, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  8. Just a thought

    Just a couple more weeks Mr. President before you get re-elected. Stay with it, like you have this past 4 years!


    The United States of America was set-up with a government system of checks and balances. Now listen closely; When One branch is totally useless ,like the house of representatives,, it makes it almost impossible to get the country fully moving . Now which one of you morons can dispute that this president and the democratic party have been the only ones working to recover this country????

    That's why President Obama deserves a 2nd terms...he's been working, while others have only worked against him. VOTE OUT ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE OR SOUNDS LIKE THE GOP/TEA PARTY – REPUBLICAN. Losers all of them!

    October 27, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |