Skip to comments.Obama TV Ad Hits Romney on Massachusetts Debt
Posted on 06/12/2012 5:21:09 AM PDT by Zakeet
President Obamas re-election campaign has spent weeks trying to drive home the point that Massachusetts was at the back of the pack in job growth under Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, a new campaign TV ad touts a stat on which Romneys state surged to the front per capita debt.
Number One, a 30-second spot, claims Massachusetts debt grew $2.6 billion during Romneys tenure between 2003 and 2007 to $18 billion, or $4,153 per person, according to Moodys 2007 State Debt Medians cited in the ad.
First in debt. Forty-seventh in job creation. Thats Romney economics, the ad says.
The tag line encapsulates Democrats argument against candidate Romney of 2012, discrediting his pitch for the presidency as an accomplished businessman and state chief executive by highlighting his record in office from less than a decade ago.
The ad will air in nine battleground states Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as part of an ad campaign described by aides as a significant buy.
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You Mitt-wits were warned that this would happen ...
I heard the ad. Pretty effective. Sure wish we had a better candidate.
I'm no Mitt fan, but this is hilarious coming from The Won. The best response to this 30 second ad is a 10 second one. The first 7 seconds will be laughter, followed with, "Have you seen you?"
Yes, President Obama is so incredibly fiscally responsible that it makes Mitt Romney dangerous!
The ad is like something from Saturday Night Live.
Wow they are running campaign ads, well this is unexpected. /s. I do think an attack on Romney’s record as governor is their best move. Then again, there is Obama’s record.
The pot calling the kettle black.
I hope that isn’t racist LMAO.
But is it true? I haven’t looked at the numbers but it’s pretty easy to twist and bend numbers.
Fools prevailed, America fails.
Pretty Sad when the GOP can’t defend Romney’s record other than saying Obama’s is worse
What apathetic candidate we had foisted on us
Touch not my annoying...
If I were Obama, I wouldn’t mention debt or employment figures. I’d talk about fashion or something.
That is worth repeating.
Sure wish we had a better candidate.
Next time we have to make the primary work better for us.
I’m willing to bet romney will rebut this - likely with ridicule. I don’t know if the “real” numbers will come out but we’ll get another pov anyway.
But like you I’d like to see the “real” numbers. An admin that says the private sector is doing fine and quotes some job creation numbers to supposedly buttress the claim is obviously lying like a rug about a lot of things.
I agree. Don’t really see how indies would prefer Romney over Obama. And Romney’s “the president is out of touch” rings hollow to me considering Romney probably has no idea how much a gallon of milk costs.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts had doubled from January 2001 to January 2003, the year Romney took office, and was continuing to increase at a fast rate. He implemented pro-growth policies and programs. By summer the increase in unemployment had stopped and by fall unemployment was dropping.  While Massachusetts was 50th, or nearly the worst in the nation in the increase in unemployment rates the year that just ended when he took office, he got it down to 38th place by the end of his first year in office.  The unemployment rate continued to rapidly drop for nearly two years, hit a plateau for about a year and a half, then started dropping again at the end of his term of office (see chart below). The year he left office (2007), the trend in Massachusetts’ unemployment rate was 12th in the nation , a big improvement from the 50th place it was in the year he won office.
Folks face it, we are stuck with Romney. Crying and whining about it helps no one. One of these two will be President for 4 years.
Hah! It's like deja vu all over again. First I heard it in 2008, then I heard it in 2012... back to the pumpkin patch where the "real" conservative no doubt will rise up in 2016 and... and... well, next time for sure.
Romney isn’t my idea of a perfect candidate, but you can be sure that he had absolutely zero cooperation in whatever he tried or wanted to do in Mass. He was probably the only Republican there, after all this is Massachusetts.
I hate Obama and will vote for Romney, but I won’t be happy about it.
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