Obama Campaign Releases New, Negative Ad in PA

The folks at Politics PA have broken down a new ad released by Obama for America. The ad attacks Republican candidate Mitt Romney for his jobs record as governor and during his time at Bain Capital.

This ad uses the conventional wisdom and campaign slogan for Romney Economics, that “it didn’t work then. It won’t work now.” And so the ad opens with a shot of Mitt Romney circa 2002, with the narrator emphasizing Romney’s campaign for Massachusetts governor – on a job creation platform.

An Obama for America campaign adviser says that the ad is meant to bridge the gap between Romney’s history in the private sector and his plans for the public sector.

Pa.’s Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Austin said the premise of the ad is that a President Romney would apply private sector principles to the public sector, and watch potential jobs go overseas to be sacrificed for profit. Hence the ad’s name, “Come and Go.”