It seems like Obama’s campaign decided to make sure that every last voter has heard Mitt Romney’s 47 percent comments.
Thursday saw the release of a new Obama ad on that features the Republican candidate‚Äôs controversial words with images of Americans representing “the 47 percent” he spoke of.
The recently conducted polls have shown that the firestorm over Romney’s remarks has already hurt his standing in swing states.
The audio for the presidential campaign‚Äôs ad, titled “My Job,” is based on the video secretly recorded at a private fundraiser in May.
The attack is very similar to that focusing scrutiny on Romney’s tax returns: the earlier ad used Romney’s rendition of “America the Beautiful” as a soundtrack and has been called the most effective spot of this electoral cycle.
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney says in the fundraiser video.
‚Äú… who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.‚ÄĚ
The ad ends up with Romney stating, “And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Romney‚Äôs campaign has immediately reacted to the President‚Äôs ad, releasing a statement which claims: “President Obama’s policies have devastated the middle class — unemployment remains chronically high, poverty has increased, and incomes have fallen.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThis election presents a clear choice between the government dependency of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s vision of economic freedom.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúMitt Romney’s plan for a stronger middle class will create more jobs and more take-home pay, helping all Americans by spurring economic growth, creating 12 million jobs, and getting the economy on the right track again.”
President Obama‚Äôs aides have revealed that the 47-percent comments will be a big part of its messaging leading up to the elections, scheduled on Nov. 6.
This is the campaign’s third ad on the subject, which the president has also incorporated into his stump speech while campaigning across the country, reports The Huffington Post.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney, who is following his rival as the recent polls show, claims that he isn‚Äôt concerned about recent polls President Obama growing his lead over Mitt Romney, saying that ‚Äúat this early state, polls go up, polls go down.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe have a chance during the debate to make our message clear to the American people,‚ÄĚ he told¬†ABC‚Äôs David Muir¬†in an interview in Toledo, Ohio.
‚ÄúAnd I‚Äôm absolutely convinced that when people see the two of us talk about our direction for America they‚Äôre going to support me because I know what it takes to make the economy going again, and the president has proven he does not.‚ÄĚ
A New York Times-CBS News-Quinnipiac University found Wednesday morning that Obama is leading the presidential race in the crucial state growing to double digits, 53 percent to 43 percent. That‚Äôs up from the president‚Äôs 50 percent to 44 percent lead in a similar poll released on August 23.