Romney opens ad offensive against Obama
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s first television commercial attacking Barack Obama’s record hits the airwaves in New Hampshire on Tuesday — just in time to welcome the president on a visit to the early primary state.
A discussion of jobs was on the agenda for Obama’s quick trip to a high school in Manchester. But Romney didn’t wait for the president’s arrival.
The former Massachusetts governor previewed his new ad Monday night on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” show.
The 60-second spot opens with a shot of Obama delivering a campaign speech in New Hampshire — in Oct. 2008. About a third of the way in, the ad shifts focus to Romney.
“The contrast between what he said and what he did is so stark, people will recognize we really do need to have someone new lead this country,” Romney said, describing what he’s trying to convey in the TV spot. “And then I, of course, described why I’m the right person for that responsibility.”
And the reviews from the Obama campaign are in. “… Romney launches a deceitful and dishonest attack rather than outline his own record or plans for the future.” — Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt.
Here’s the Romney spot posted on YouTube:
Front Photo Credit:REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Romney serves sandwiches to supporters outside a diner in Nashua, New Hampshire)