American Crossroads Counter-Programs

The Democrats attempted to counter-program during the Republican Convention but were mostly just seen as being desperate.  The Republicans have been holding rallies much like the President himself but now American Crossroads takes on the entire theme of the Democrats’ “Forward”:

American Crossroads, the powerful Republican outside-spending group is launching  high-dollar ad campaign against President Barack Obama in the midst of the Democrats’ festivities in Charlotte. Strategists say Crossroads is spending $6.6 million on ads in eight swing states, aggressively undercutting Obama’s campaign slogan: “Forward.”

In the presidential-level ads, American Crossroads poses a version of the “Are you better off now?” question, asking viewers: “President Obama says he’ll move us forward, but where’s he taken us so far?” “America’s worst economic recovery ever. Twenty-three million of us without full-time work. Family incomes down. Forty percent living paycheck to paycheck. And Obamacare’s new tax on middle-class families. All while Obama racked up $5 trillion more in debt,” the ad continues. “Is that really forward – or backward?”

The ads are airing in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, strategists said.

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