GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney releases first ad in New Hampshire, attacking President Barack Obama on the economy and yes, it’s NEGATIVE.
First Read: “Strikingly, Romney’s first ad is NEGATIVE. It blames Obama on the economy and then pivots (with soaring string music) to what Romney wants to do… With grainy video, ominous music and President Obama with an echo, Romney’s ad uses this seemingly damning line from Obama: ‘If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’”
New York Times: The line, “which is perhaps the spot’s most devastating moment, is also the one that seems to be the most taken out of context. In fact, at the time, Mr. Obama was referring to something that an aide to his then opponent, Senator John McCain of Arizona, had said in reference to the McCain campaign — not Mr. Obama, then or now.”
Wow, going negative could backfire, particularly since the bottom fell out of the bucket under President George. W. Bush’s two terms in office. In keeping with his record of flip-flopping and stretching the truth, the ad falsely McCain’s campaign quote as Obama’s.
Here is the ad: