“Actually Happened”

American Crossroads goes all “Minority Report” on Obama’s failed economic record with its latest ad. According to Politico:

American Crossroads and its affiliate Crossroads GPS are going up today with their biggest paid media push so far in the 2012 cycle, … on TV and radio in eight presidential battlegrounds and four Senate contests … On the presidential level, American Crossroads will spend $11 million on a spot called ‘Actually Happened,’ which focuses on the impact that President Obama said the stimulus would have on the unemployment rate. The spot features a man using charts and graphics to show where the president said unemployment would be around now, under 5.5 percent, compared to where it is, at 8.1 …

The ad is running in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. Crossroads GPS …  is spending an additional $1 million on radio in those states.  Another $4 million is being spent by GPS [on Senate races in] in North Dakota, Virginia and Montana, and American Crossroads is going up in Florida. … Republican outside groups are about to demonstrate the extent to which they can have impact as the 2012 cycle enters its final stretch. … [T]he case has been made that, especially given Mitt Romney’s own comparatively light advertising in the summer, the groups helped keep the race close in the face of Obama’s spending.”

One Comment

  1. Crowfoot
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is the ad I’ve been waiting for. The stimulus is Obama’s greatest weakness — it makes him look incompetent on the economy (for completely missing the unemployment forecast) and too far left (for blowing so much money). And because it’s all so factual it’s an easy case to make. It also helps fight the Democrat argument that no president could have done better, since they themselves expected to do better. I think some of these points could have been made more clearly in the ad, but nonetheless, well-done.

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