So far President Obama and his allies have run what is absolutely the most expensive and negative campaign campaign in history. So you probably won’t see President Obama airing many ads that focus on his accumulating more debt than any other President in American history, or his attempts to wage class warfare, or how strong the Obama economy is and how low the unemployment is. In fact, you may not see President Obama and his supporters air any ads that offer an honest assessment of his record. That’s because like the President’s reelection team, most Americans realize that President Obama’s record contains little to boast about. That fact has forced the President’s campaign and those who are assisting his reelection effort, to resort to airing a barrage of attacks ads that go after Mitt Romney personally.
The latest and most despicable example of these personal attacks ads came from a pro-Obama Super PAC called Priorities USA Action, a group which is run by former high level officials in the Obama Administration who left their positions so that they could play an active role in the President’s reelection campaign. In the newest ad from these people, Mitt Romney is blamed for the death of a man’s wife.
Prior to that ad, in addition to some other less than flattering descriptions, the Obama camp began accusing Romney of being a felon and most recently a tax evader. But this is politics so many people largely just wrote it off as typical political propaganda and business-as-usual. But even those who found such attacks as below-the-belt but not out of the ordinary for politicians, have been a bit taken back by the audacity of an attempt to suggest that Romney killed a woman because of decisions made by a company, five years after Romney left that company. The stunningly despicable charge was so outrageous that prior to naming Paul Ryan his running mate, the Romney campaign was compelled to make an issue out of it and as you can see in the ad below, they made it a big issue.
Unlike the convoluted thinking behind the anti-Romney ads being produced by pro-Obama forces, Romney’s anti-Obama ad is simple. But sometimes all one needs is the simple truth and in this case, the truth is on Romney’s side.
As stated in Romney’s ad, “Doesn’t America deserve better than a President who would say or do anything to stay in power?”
The question is a good one and not just from a political standpoint.
Politically, that rhetorical question and the obvious answer to it, is filled with promising electoral benefits for Romney. It forces voters to question the President character and motives and it forces them to wonder just how valid the President’s case for reelection is. The Romney ad helps to cast an image in voters minds of a President who is desperate and irresponsible. Romney’s “America Deserve Better” ad simply lays out the facts and forces people to wonder why President Obama is and supporters are so desperate that are having to make outrageous accusations and avoid the issues confronting our nation.
Romney’s “America Deserves Better” ad may now be lost in the shuffle since all the headlines were consumed by his nominating Paul Ryan for Vice President. However; given the glee that Democrats have shown over the desire to demonize Paul Ryan for his being the architect of a federal budget that preserves Medicare, does not raise taxes and cuts $6 trillion dollars from the national debt, it is clear that lefties and their messiah, President Obama, will forge ahead nd demonstrate how desperate they are by continuing to distort, defame and demonize both Mitt Ryan and Paul Ryan. At some point, they will again go too far in their attacks and this “America Deserves Better” ad will find itself or a similar version of it, back in the rotation on the airwaves of many swing states such as Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and now Wisconsin.
Without a positive record to run on, Team Obama is sure to continue stretching the truth but exactly how far can they stretch the truth in their endless attacks before something snaps in the minds of voters who want leaders that are more concerned with solutions than accusations? Now that Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate, I have feeling we will find the answer to that question sooner rather than later.
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