Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Romney goes after Obama in first ad

Former Gov. of Mass. and apparent frontrunner in the GOP nomination race, Mitt Romney, released his first TV spot on Monday night. With six weeks until the start of the Iowa caucuses he somewhat surprisingly aired the ad in New Hampshire where many polls show him well ahead of the chasing pack. Why bother going after the people you have to first beat and instead keep your eyes on the prize! Is he really already presuming he da mon?’ 

Mitt Romney is alarmed by the current state of the economy. Photo: Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

The 60-second spot highlights President Obama’s alleged failings with the economy since he took office and takes a shot at ‘Obamacare.’ It also talks of the Mormon’s solution to the problems guided by his principles of a “smaller, simpler and smarter” approach to government. A, B, C! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Interestingly, the ad has already come under fire from the intense spotlight provided by the Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact. Uh oh...