New Romney ad: What you won’t hear at the Democratic convention

posted at 12:46 pm on April 18, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Consider this the new “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Almost that long ago, Barack Obama laid down a few metric markers for successful economic policies during the Democratic convention in Denver, Colorado. He probably won’t repeat them this year at the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina — because his record there (and across the nation) on those metrics demonstrate the abysmal failure of Obamanomics. The Romney campaign also uses the ad to launch a new microsite, ObamaIsntWorking.com:

The microsite comes as good news, as the focus over the last couple of weeks seems to have drifted from economics. Obama is very vulnerable on the economy, which is why Team Obama keeps trying to change the subject — to “fairness,” a “war on women,” even Romney’s dog Seamus. Christian Heinze explains this strategy at The Hill today:

In a Fox News poll released last week, Obama scored higher on four of five character traits, besting Romney on trust, smarts, honesty and optimism. Meanwhile, Romney only led on one question, but it was a huge one — “which candidate do you think has the best experience to fix the economy?” In this case, Romney’s strength on the economy was enough to give him a 46-44 percent overall lead, despite Obama’s greater personal appeal.

Meanwhile, a CNN poll released Monday revealed a similar pattern, although with less sanguine overall results for Romney. Obama scored higher than his GOP rival on 13 personal attributes, but the divide was most pronounced on likability vs. the economy. Obama held a 29-point advantage on likability, but that fell to a statistically meaningless 2-point lead on the economy.

In other words, Obama was strongest on personal appeal and weakest on the economy, while Romney was the inverse.

Romney needs to make sure that the campaign message never drifts far from Obama’s sorry record on the economy and jobs. This is an excellent early effort.


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let me hlep you to your box president carter.

t8stlikchkn on April 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

*Winner*

OneFreeMan on April 18, 2012 at 2:41 PM

What you might hear at the Democratic convention…

Pass the poodle

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM

oh, pls, don’t start :-)…I had cramps from laughing hard yesterday evening, your ‘dog eating’ posts were hilarious :-)

jimver on April 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Satay Schnauzer

SlimyBill on April 18, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Obama scored higher on four of five character traits, besting Romney on trust, smarts, honesty and optimism.

Is this a joke? In addition to his dishonesty and arrogance, Obama is the most negative, depressing and demoralizing force I’ve ever seen in America. How can anybody extrapolate anything he does or says as being “optimistic”?

Right Mover on April 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I’m willing to wager that those polled who extrapolated him as being more “optimistic” don’t actually know the definition of the word. Typically, people who ask if the Titanic really sank or if Jack & Rose were ‘real people’.

SnarkySam on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Do you trust someone who believes there is an old man who lives in the clouds?

angryed on April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Nope, I sure don’t. Nor do I trust someone who can’t do any better than that for a straw argument. That you are unable to recognize the Creator in the world around you is too bad for you. That you are also unable to recognize that He is not contained by the physical universe we are able to perceive is too bad for anyone who has to interact with you on a supposedly intellectual level.

Try again.

Freelancer on April 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM

ObaMao will not win North Carolina this time around. Great ad!

ROMNEY 2012

cicerone on April 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Is this a joke? In addition to his dishonesty and arrogance, Obama is the most negative, depressing and demoralizing force I’ve ever seen in America. How can anybody extrapolate anything he does or says as being “optimistic”?

Right Mover on April 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I guess because he smiles a lot. That freakin’ creepy smile.

thebrokenrattle on April 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I can’t tell you how much I hate that creepy smile of his. The kind of smile you would think would have be reduced a few times by a taking a swing at.

The kind of smile that says we really put one over on America didn’t we.

Dasher on April 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Smarter? Simpleton opinions no doubt.
Let us compare college transcripts:
Romney at BYU graduate with Honors. Romney at Harvard earned SILMULTANEOUS graduate degrees with a JD and an MBA both with Honors.
King Putt? Occidental … on a foreign student scholarship was it? Columbia … what was his GPA? At Harvard, Editor of the Law Review? Anything published? What was his GPA? The advocate lame stream media doesn’t give a crap and they don’t want anyone to know how mediocre President Present was as a student. The Whine is after all, our Affirmative Action Dear Liar.
Smarter? 57 States smart? He signed the Westminster Abbey guest book dating his signature with a mere three year error. But he is multi-lingual as we all know (besides Ebonics) he is fluent in Austrian. Doesn’t know his children’s names or their ages? He bowls like a Special Olympian? Here is a BIG ONE saying [McCain] “… has not talked about my Muslim faith,… “ and he was immediately corrected by Shrimp Stephanopoulos completing/correcting Obowmao’s sentence with “your Christian faith.” (This Freudian Slip should have been a show stopper but the LSM dropped it IMMEDIATELY.)
“corpsemen” TWICE anyone? Maldives? Toasting the Queen of England while Her music plays? The bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor? Cinco de Cuatro? He says [his] “… uncle was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz.” (Did he served in the Russian Army?) President Present doesn’t know the difference between the Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was NOT a Professor of Law, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. In academia, there is a vast difference between the two titles. His claim that the Constitution states that ‘we are all created equal’ is, of course in the Declaration of Independence. Intercontinental Railroad? AND SO MUCH MORE.
Smarter? Come on, get real. King Putt is a complete and utter fraud.

Missilengr on April 18, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Missilengr on April 18, 2012 at 7:54 PM

And that, folks…just about wraps it up.

A beer for you missllenger…a big tall one.

MooCowBang on April 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM

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