Ad War Update

May 23 2012 @ 7:17pm

The Romney campaign responds to the Bain onslaught with testimonials from the "Obama economy": 

Alex Burns has more

[It's] the same style of video Romney's opponents have used against him on the subject of Bain. Except in Romney's production, the speakers are saying things like, "I have to work part time in order to make ends meet," and, "I expected great things from the president when he was elected and now it’s just a feeling of disappointment that he hasn’t been able to fulfill all of the things, all of the changes that he talked about." The bet Team Romney appears to be making is that the depth of Obama's economic problems will overwhelm the Democratic attacks on Romney's job-creation credentials. Some Republicans have wondered why Romney hasn't produced a TV ad with testimonials from people who say they've been helped by Bain Capital. Their current approach is less symmetrical than that and declines to engage the Democrats in a he-said/he-said on the details of private equity. And in some respects, it's an echo of the American Crossroads GPS campaign that launched yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Obama campaign temporarily moves on from Bain with two spots running in seven key states. The first clings to Medicare: 

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