Obama needles Romney’s singing in new Bain attack ad
The ad is the Obama campaign’s toughest attack yet on Romney.
The Obama campaign hammered Mitt Romney in a blistering new television ad Saturday, accusing him of shipping jobs overseas and hiding money in offshore bank accounts.
The ominous ad, titled “Firms,” is set to the backdrop of Romney singing “America the Beautiful” and drives home the message that the Obama campaign has pushed this week: that Romney is responsible for the actions of his investment firm Bain Capital, including layoffs and outsourcing jobs to foreign countries.
“Mitt Romney’s not the solution, he’s the problem,” the ad’s tagline reads.
According to the Obama campaign, the spot will air in nine battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
The ad comes one day after Romney called on Obama to apologize for the attacks, including the suggestion that the candidate could have committed a felony by being listed by the company as the top executive on government documents after he stopped being actively involved in management.
Judging from the ad, it appears that Obama won’t be taking the opportunity to apologize to Romney, to say the least.
Obama’s campaign has already spent close to $100 million in ads, three-quarters of them negative, early in the campaign in an effort to discredit Romney before the race heats up this fall.
While the Bain story has effectively consumed the campaign debate, some have begun to question the sincerity of both the president’s and Romney’s aversion to the practice of outsourcing.
Watch the ad here:
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