A refreshing tsunami of new, informative political ads has arrived – all in one day!
Just kidding – they’re the same old spots, amplifying sound bites to fit a one-sided narrative. But still, it’s a whopper of advertisements to digest in just one afternoon. If this is anything of a precursor of what’s to come after the summer … well, maybe best to take a bathroom break during the commercials.
Here’s a cheat-sheet for the ads coming to a TV in a swing state near you.
Romney the Crude Outsourcer
President Obama has two new ads out today. The first calls Mitt Romney a “corporate raider” who, as the founder of Bain Capital, “shipped jobs to China and Mexico.” Then, as governor of Massachusetts, he sent jobs to India! Booo.
Obama’s attacks are recycled. In an earlier, longer ad, ironically called, “We’ve Heard It All Before,” Obama’s campaign used the outsourced-jobs line against Romney. In both ads, in fine print, the campaign cited a 2012 Boston Globe article under the jobs-to-India claim. In the new one, it also cited a Los Angeles Times story from 2000 under the claim that Romney “shipped jobs to China and Mexico.”