The Final Days: New Obama Ad for Ohio
It's hard to believe that this presidential campaign has come down to weeks. On Tuesday it will be two weeks. It seems like it's been going on for years — because it has.
President Obama has a new ad out for Ohio that zeroes in on what is — and should be — important to regular working people: their jobs, their ability to pay their bills, and support their family.
I keep hearing opinion-mongers suggest that people are buying into the "new" Mitt Romney, the one of the last few weeks who pretends to be a sympathetic moderate who understands us. Meanwhile, he's winking at his hard-right base, reminding them that no matter what he has to say to get elected, he'll be back in the fold afterward.
Ohioans, please don't fall for this "Obama hasn't fixed things so maybe we need a change, and Romney suddenly doesn't look so bad" crap. Too many of you fell for "Ted Strickland didn't fix everything so let's give John Kasich a shot." How's that working out? How did you like his instant pivot from jobs to unprecedented attacks on unions, women and voting? Want to see that replicated on a national scale? If you vote for Romney, don't come back and complain when wage decline, job loss, job outsourcing, and loss of worker rights accelerate.
In this ad, President Obama reminds us of Mitt Romney's undeniable, on-the-record stand on the auto bailout which, frankly, saved Ohio's economy, no matter what Kasich claims. As I mentioned in my previous post, Angela Zimmann is emphasizing this in her congressional campaign because Northwest Ohio's economy is profoundly tied to the auto industry. But so is the entire state's.
"MItt Romney: Not One of Us" is a mammoth understatement. And don't for a second believe he wants you worker peons anywhere near his territory.