Ad War Update

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 5 2012 @ 9:30pm

The Obama campaign didn't waste any time jumping all over the story of Romney's offshore accounts:

Sargent notes that the Romney campaign has yet to respond in any meaningful way to the charges – in terms of ads rebutting them. Which means they're effective, despite Romney's growing war chest. Meanwhile, the RNC proposes that despite Obama's comments on the campaign trail, he's been too weak on China:

In other developments, a fake mayor ran on his love of fireworks, the Obama administration released a soulful music video of "America the Beautiful", and the Romney campaign gave America the birthday present we sorely needed – a movie trailer:

It's the visual equivalent of Romney singing "America The Beautiful" to Florida seniors. Or a political ad as Mormon Jell-O. Over at Buzzfeed, Rosie Gray rounded up her favorite hathos-filled ads of the year. My heart still belongs to Mark Block. Also, he's not wrong:

Well, it would take all the fun out of it, wouldn't it?

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