September 22nd, 2010
11:16 AM ET
11 years ago

Reagan-era theme revived for 2010 midterms

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="The group Citizens for the Republic is out Wednesday with a new ad."]Washington (CNN) - It was 26 years ago when Republicans proclaimed that it was "Morning In America," to promote the nation's economic turnaround under President Ronald Reagan's watch.

Now, a group of loyal aides and associates to the late president are spinning his 1984 election theme into a new, national commercial called "Mourning In America," in an attempt to highlight the country's economic problems under President Obama's watch.

The 60-second ad is being paid for by Citizens for the Republic, a political operation founded by Reagan in 1977 and put back online by Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, policy adviser Peter Hannaford, Republican strategists Craig Shirley and Bill Pascoe, among others, who describe themselves as "Reaganites."