Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is using 15 new television advertisements to tell voters in eight battleground states that they’re no better off than they were when President Barack Obama took office.
The morning after Obama accepted his party’s nomination for re-election in Charlotte, the ads released today begin with a clip from Romney’s Aug. 30 nomination accepting speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and go on to criticize Obama’s record on issues including the U.S. deficit, creating defense, manufacturing, and energy jobs and maintaining home values.
“This president can ask us to be patient,” Romney is seen saying at his convention. “This president can tell us it was someone else’s fault, but this president cannot tell us that you’re better off today than when he took office.”
The ads end on a positive note, promising Romney will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, “provide alternatives to foreclosure,” and cut taxes for middle-class families.
Versions of the spot are tailored for audiences in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and North Carolina.