American Crossroads launches $25 million ad campaign against Obama; Update: Video added

posted at 10:41 am on May 16, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

And that’s just what they’ll spend in a month:

An independent group favoring Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney is launching a $25 million, monthlong advertising campaign in 10 states against President Barack Obama, further escalating an expensive TV ad war in presidential battlegrounds six months before Election Day.

Crossroads GPS plans to open the effort Thursday by spending $8 million on a TV ad that castigates Obama on the economy by using his own words against him.

And just where will these ads run?  The list is instructive:

“We need solutions, not just promises,” says a 60-second commercial that’s to run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Obama won all of these states in 2008, but all of them are expected to be battlegrounds in this election.  Pennsylvania might be the toughest for Republicans to flip under normal circumstances, but Obama’s war on coal, the HHS mandate, and his flip-flop on gay marriage will hurt him in this blue-collar, Catholic state.  Michigan will be almost as difficult for the GOP, but Romney’s personal connection to the state gives him at least a shot at it.  North Carolina might be the only gimme, after last week’s gay-marriage faceplant and the fact that Obama couldn’t get 80% of Democrats to vote for him in a primary in which he was unopposed.

It’s interesting to see Wisconsin and Missouri left off of this list.  Republicans probably have a better shot in those states, and combined they represent more electoral votes than Michigan, or equal to Pennsylvania.  Expect further ad campaigns to focus on those states.

This is, of course, why Democrats are panicking on fundraising.  With unions spending money in Wisconsin on a losing cause this summer, they won’t have as much of a backstop on the outside-group front, and it’s only going to get worse.  At the same time American Crossroads has prepared this attack, the American Future Fund has a new spot already circulating that takes Obama to task for his continued fundraising links to Jon Corzine and other cronies on Wall Street:

Jim Geraghty has more of the background.  The Corzine link is a good one to play, but the Wall Street slam … not so much, especially for a group whose motto is “Advocating Conservative, Free Market Ideals” and whose presumed candidate is the former head of a private-equity firm.  They would do better to stick with Corzine and leave it at that.

Update: Jim Geraghty also has the new ad:

This is a very effective ad, as those that use an opponent’s own words against him.


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Let Obama do what he did for three years, add the European crisis to it, and Republicans will be fairly competitive in California and Illinois.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

But Rove told us that there is no way to beat Obama?

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mankai on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

gag.. we get enough class warfare from the left… WTH do we need it from the right too?

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I have not understood why this Corzine-0bama crookery hasn’t gotten more attention from the Republicans. It’s low hanging fruit.

contrarian on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Oh sh!t!!! This IS going to be a good week, indeed.

Long haired country boy on May 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM

The one thing Mitt understands, how to bankrupt someone…and that is what he is doing, bankrupting Obama before the “real” election begins.
He is going to force Obama into spending a lot of cash before he wanted to, and Obama won’t get that much cash later on as the polls begin to widen.
The “big” money comes to the front runner, and if Obama continues to fall behind, so will his collections.

right2bright on May 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Republicans probably have a better shot in those states, and combined they represent more electoral votes than Michigan, or equal to Pennsylvania.

Numbers of electoral votes would roughly correlate with cost of buying statewide ads.
I’m sure they put a lot of thought & study into why they chose the states they did.

itsnotaboutme on May 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM

It’s interesting to see Wisconsin and Missouri left off of this list. Republicans probably have a better shot in those states, and combined they represent more electoral votes than Michigan, or equal to Pennsylvania. Expect further ad campaigns to focus on those states.

Mizzou will probably get covered in the various ad blitzes to toss Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Spending in Wiscy is a waste of time at the moment, due to the Walker recall that will take place next month. If Walker wins in a romp, it portends that Romney will have a really good shot there come November because of how Bambi and company backed the unions’ failed efforts there.

teke184 on May 16, 2012 at 10:47 AM

That video reminds me, I’d like to visit Chicago again. They have some great museums there.

RBMN on May 16, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Wondered when the carpet bombing would begin. Depress that Dem Vote.

de rigueur on May 16, 2012 at 10:48 AM

This Obama Campaign can’t shake the target-rich environment known as “His Record”.

cartooner on May 16, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Republicans will be fairly competitive in California.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Okay, I know there is much to be optimistic about, but please, put down the crack pipe.

Alabama Infidel on May 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM

It’s an interesting strategy. It might deflate Democrat efforts to use EEEVIL Wall Street against Republicans.

But yeah, I think the Corzine connection should be emphasized.

WannabeAnglican on May 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Republicans will be fairly competitive in California.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Okay, I know there is much to be optimistic about, but please, put down the crack pipe.

Alabama Infidel on May 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM

“Competitive” in that case means “This election will be called so early, Bambi’s supporters won’t show up to vote before the polls close”.

We’re talking Carter in ’80 or Mondale in ’84.

teke184 on May 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Okay, I know there is much to be optimistic about, but please, put down the crack pipe.

Alabama Infidel on May 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Maybe not this year, but when the country runs out of bailout money in half a decade, California will either starve to death, depopulate, flip red, or all of the above.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Should be very effective in the swing states.

derecho on May 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM

It’s interesting to see Wisconsin and Missouri left off of this list.

Why not throw in some of the stanch blue states too?
Inform those with their heads in the sand.
Those of us trapped in those states would like to see some of the libs’ heads explode.

askwhatif on May 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Boy, I sure wish Maryland were competitive. I’d love to see the Dems sweating here this summer. It’d sure make a difference with the damn tax increases they’re about to pass.

nukemhill on May 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

…But…but…butt…people may not vote for him because of his name or something…and he will have more flexibility…and nothing will cost the middle class ONE DIME…if we elect him again!
There is STILL HOPE!…there’s hope for your gas tank…hope for you medical costs…hope for your grocery bill…hope for your heating bills…hope for your electrical bills…hope for your jobs…dammit!…there is HOPE!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

This ad get a big F from me. It sounds like a typical whiney Democratic attack ad. Why not change it to point out Obama’s hypocrisy instead? THAT would be a powerful ad.

At this point, the campaign is sounding like two spoiled brats on the playground, each screaming louder than the other that the corner is theirs. It belongs to neither.

JoseQuinones on May 16, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Republicans will be fairly competitive in California and Illinois.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Yeah, they’ll lose by less than 20%.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 10:58 AM

California will either starve to death, depopulate, flip red, or all of the above.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Well the depopulation bit has already started and with Muppet Moonbeam’s proposed ‘temporary’ (AHEM!) tax hikes, its going to get worse.

CorporatePiggy on May 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Meh. Blaming Wall Street sounds too much like buying into the 99% crap. Linking him to a slime bucket like Corzine is a good idea. But enough with the “throw Wall Streeters in jail” stuff.

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Sugar Land on May 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I think Barry has made it “perfectly clear” (a phrase I hope I NEVER hear another President utter) that if you bundle the boodle for Teh Won you can murder little babies with impunity.

Wait a minute, that’s part of the `Rat party’s platform anyway…

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

One thing’s for sure, you can’t trust Democrats with money, between Corzine and the guy from JP MORGAN/Chase they just lost $3.2 billion. Corzine, however, should be in jail for his losses.

bflat879 on May 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

The “big” money comes to the front runner, and if Obama continues to fall behind, so will his collections.

right2bright on May 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Sounds like a plausible plan. Here’s hoping you’re right.

totherightofthem on May 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Maybe not this year, but when the country runs out of bailout money in half a decade, California will either starve to death, depopulate, flip red, or all of the above.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Breaking News: A Democrat Tells the Truth about Taxes

Governor Moonbeam explained the reason for his proposal to impose a tax on the wealthy was quite simple, quoting Willie Sutton on why he robbed banks: “That’s where the money is.”

TXUS on May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Well the depopulation bit has already started and with Muppet Moonbeam’s proposed ‘temporary’ (AHEM!) tax hikes, its going to get worse.

CorporatePiggy on May 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Moonbeam will end up sending illegals back to northern Mexico, where the cartels are beheading people, in search of a better standard of life.

teke184 on May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

That video reminds me, I’d like to visit Chicago again. They have some great museums there.

RBMN on May 16, 2012 at 10:48 AM

you might want to wait till after the hippies and freaks are done with Chicago this weekend.

GhoulAid on May 16, 2012 at 11:02 AM

A perfect storm is what ultimately lead to Obama being elected so decisively. It seems as if a perfect storm is forming in the other direction now to remove him. The Democrats’ delusions that people support Occupy Wall Street and Union Thuggery in Wisconsin have caused them to waste a lot of money on causes that they’ve sorely miscalculated support for. Clearly they’ll still have a lot of money to spend, but it seems as if we could enter the final months with a huge gap because they’ve shot themselves in the foot so many times.

tyketto on May 16, 2012 at 11:03 AM

The ad is already running here, in MI. I would prefer that it hammered on the Corzine connection, but with the Johnny Lunch-buckets here, it might be effective enough to keep them home, at least. The ad is playing to the audience in MI, if not FL. It’s meant to appeal to the blue collar voters and I think it will do just that.

totherightofthem on May 16, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I’d love to see the Dems sweating here this summer. It’d sure make a difference with the damn tax increases they’re about to pass.

nukemhill on May 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I would love to see voter backlash in Maryland and Martin O’Malley taken down a peg or two. The state is turning into a larger version of Detroit.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Good plan. Go for the jugular and put this clown away. No screwing around.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

totherightofthem on May 16, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Yeah but MI is still going to go for Obama.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

The “big” money comes to the front runner, and if Obama continues to fall behind, so will his collections.

right2bright on May 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM

And the Obama campaign needs MASSIVE amounts of money to operate. It’s as big, bloated, inefficient and expensive as his government. Which is why they’d planned to raise $1 billion and why he’s resorting to changing positions that will destroy his chances of winning (flip flopping on gay marriage) just to get their contributions.

I will be shocked if the Obama campaign doesn’t end up MASSIVELY in debt in the end…

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Corzine wasted more citizen’s money in New Jersey than MF Global client’s money.

Obama wasted 5+ Trillion of citizen’s money – much of it on the backs of future generations that can’t even vote and are not in the work force yet (or are unborn).

gwelf on May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Advertising in WI now would be a waste of money. It will be impossible to get through with all the recall advertising going on

Ktulu1022 on May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Agree focus on corzine

cmsinaz on May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

gag.. we get enough class warfare from the left… WTH do we need it from the right too?

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I believe the idea is to make sure that the voting public understands WHERE OBAMA’S CASH COW IS…..WALL STREET. This way Obama can’t make the claim that Romney will be the only person taking money from Wall St….especially when Romney promotes reducing capital gains taxes. It’s all about the narrative.

Rovin on May 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Let Obama do what he did for three years, add the European crisis to it, and Republicans will be fairly competitive in California and Illinois.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Obama is not going to do as well in California as many people think. The Republican to Democrat split here isn’t as large as most people think (44% Dem 35% Rep 17% Ind) and after the Proposition 8 fiasco their will be a significant portion of the Black vote here that stays home because their consciences will not allow them to vote for anyone who supports same sex marriage.

He will also lose a huge section of the Hispanic vote here because many of them are devout Catholics. Obama has more or less turned what should have been an extremely safe California into a sleeper swing State.

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Meh. Blaming Wall Street sounds too much like buying into the 99% crap. Linking him to a slime bucket like Corzine is a good idea. But enough with the “throw Wall Streeters in jail” stuff.

Sugar Land on May 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Obama’s strategy will be to portray Romney as a Wall Street raider by inference (Swiss bank accounts, etc.) This not only blunts that line of attack, but spells out what a two-faced, Wall Street crony Obama is.

I think it’s a strong ad, and I’m glad we’re taking the fight to this guy early. We’ve got our boot on his throat now – it’s time to break the neck.

The Count on May 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

gag.. we get enough class warfare from the left… WTH do we need it from the right too?

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

That’s what I wondered during the primary.

rhombus on May 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I saw this on TV last night and I laughed through the entire thing. A few more of these and Obama’s likability will be out the window.

joekenha on May 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Yeah but MI is still going to go for Obama.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

You’re probably right, but the blue collar guys in the suburbs east of Detroit are more than a little fed up with The O, and they voted for him last time. Besides, Detroit has lost so much population that it’s well below 1 million (it’s less than 700,000, last I heard) and that will hurt him.

Unfortunately, Oakland County (which has some of the wealthiest communities in the US in it) is populated with the same types of guilt-ridden rich lefties that NY and Hollywood is loaded with and will probably still vote overwhelmingly for The One. I hope not, but I ain’t holding my breath. *sigh*

totherightofthem on May 16, 2012 at 11:23 AM

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Wish I could agree, but L.A. and S.F. swing this state. Even a slightly depressed Dem vote in these areas is more than enough to offset everywhere else. And the GOP around here is completely moribund. Not one single Republican elected to statewide office in 2010. Not. one.

One ray of hope: if Jerry Brown’s tax-raising initiatives make it onto the ballot, you’ll probably get a much higher turn-out of taxed-enough-already-voters (Californians love to pass spending initiatives, tax increases not so much), who might vote Romney while they’re at it.

But to count on religious blacks and devout hispanics, who have been perfectly comfortable with Obama’s pro-abortion stances, to sit this one out… don’t.

de rigueur on May 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I have been waiting for the GOP to go after Corzine. He should be sharing a cell with Bernie Madoff and should be the 2012 poster boy for democrat hypocrisy, corruption, and lawlessness. Make Obama own every dollar of that scumbag’s theft. I hope they’ve got ads lined up with the people he robbed asking Obama why his DOJ hasn’t prosecuted Corzine.

Rational Thought on May 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Breaking News: A Democrat Tells the Truth about Taxes

Governor Moonbeam explained the reason for his proposal to impose a tax on the wealthy was quite simple, quoting Willie Sutton on why he robbed banks: “That’s where the money is.”

TXUS on May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Except it’s not. The big money is in the middle class. That’s why any plan that claims it will solve our financial problems by taxing the rich will fail. When Democrats make these claims-like the Buffet tax-they are perpetuating a lie. The Buffett tax would pay for 12 hours of federal spending. The rich don’t have enough assets to pay for 1 year of spending, and after you take all their assets, what do you do the next year? We need to cut spending or drastically raise taxes on the middle clasee not just the wealthy to fix our budget problems.

Good ads. Hope to see more of them.

talkingpoints on May 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

WTF is ” broken promise” wrt Hussein ?
Use the right terms atleast,
like:
wrong,
false,
lies,
cheat,
fraud,
liar,
hypocrite,
lies,
complicit,
criminal,
………

burrata on May 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Corzine, however, should be in jail for his losses.

bflat879 on May 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Steal $100, go to jail.

Steal over $1 billion, get invited to the White House.

AZCoyote on May 16, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Agree focus on corzine

cmsinaz on May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

…I can’t believe the guy is not in jail…and is still bundling money for JugEars!…I think the money “That Disappeared!”…will be showing up in media ads that nobody can find!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Moonbeam will end up sending illegals back to northern Mexico, where the cartels are beheading people, in search of a better standard of life.

teke184 on May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Not to go all Grammar Nazi on you, but your post — while positing an interesting idea — is ambiguous. Do you mean that the drug cartels are beheading people because they (the drug cartels) are in search of a better standard of life or are the illegals going to be returned to Northern Mexico because Moonbeam 2.0 is in search of a better standard of life or..

..work with me here. I confuse easily.

;-)

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM

The Buffett tax would pay for 12 hours of federal spending. The rich don’t have enough assets to pay for 1 year of spending, and after you take all their assets, what do you do the next year? We need to cut spending or drastically raise taxes on the middle class not just the wealthy to fix our budget problems.

Good ads. Hope to see more of them.

talkingpoints on May 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

..now them’s talking points! I did not realize those two factoids. They’re handy and pocket-sized! I’ll be using them early and often with my libtard friends.

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Steal $100, go to jail.

Steal over $1 billion, get invited to the White House.

AZCoyote on May 16, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Moral of the story :
Steal big, really big , like really really big ,
and never forget to send Obama his cut !

burrata on May 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

You’re probably right, but the blue collar guys in the suburbs east of Detroit are more than a little fed up with The O, and they voted for him last time.

totherightofthem on May 16, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I used to live on the other side of the state and the same holds true there as it does in Detroit. It doesn’t matter what those blue collar guys think, they will obey their union and pull the lever for Obama and Stabenow. I know quite few otherwise reasonable people who are completely blind when it comes to unions.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I’d love to see the Dems sweating here this summer. It’d sure make a difference with the damn tax increases they’re about to pass.

nukemhill on May 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I would love to see voter backlash in Maryland and Martin O’Malley taken down a peg or two. The state is turning into a larger version of Detroit.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Amen. There are so few Republicans in Annapolis that at the very least the blame will be pointed in one direction.
Such good news on the national scene. Alas, then there is Maryland.

bettycooper on May 16, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I’m sure Barry will be able to explain ‘what I said is not what I meant’.

Hypocrisy rolls off his lips so easily.

GarandFan on May 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Corzine didn’t “lose” customers’ money. He stole it to make margin calls for money that HE lost in proprietary trading that should never have been done, and then he lied like a banshee about that and has refused to help anyone find it. He should be sitting in jail, as we speak, but instead he’s still bundling money for the Dog-Eating Retard.

Orange jumpsuits for all. America will not be able to even begin to recover while these criminals are not being held to account. Just voting the azzwipes out will not be nearly enough. The Rule of Law must be restored and that can only be done by severely punishing those who destroyed it.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Buzzkill. ;-)

totherightofthem on May 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Please, show some ads in Cali. People are beginning to wake up, but the GOP here is silent.

PattyJ on May 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Please, show some ads in Cali. People are beginning to wake up, but the GOP here is silent.

PattyJ on May 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

There are apt to be more illegals voting for Obama than there are Republican voters. It is a waste of precious resources to pretend that California is in play.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Cannot wait for Obama’s concession speech on November 6th.

Amazingoly on May 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Please, show some ads in Cali. People are beginning to wake up, but the GOP here is silent.

PattyJ on May 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

This is CA, people may wake up all they want,
but elections here are decided by those amigos and amigas and bruthas and sistahs who get shuttled around on election day from one polling station to another , all over the state.
Look for those big buses and taco trucks outside ” churches” .

burrata on May 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Corzine didn’t “lose” customers’ money. He stole it to make margin calls for money that HE lost in proprietary trading that should never have been done, and then he lied like a banshee about that and has refused to help anyone find it. He should be sitting in jail, as we speak, but instead he’s still bundling money for the Dog-Eating Retard.

Orange jumpsuits for all. America will not be able to even begin to recover while these criminals are not being held to account. Just voting the azzwipes out will not be nearly enough. The Rule of Law must be restored and that can only be done by severely punishing those who destroyed it.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Is there anyone in the nation that is as desperate for little Bammie to be reelected?

slickwillie2001 on May 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Am I the only one who recalls that Corzine was mentioned as a nominee for Secretary of the Treasury floated by President Downgrade?

Missilengr on May 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM

It’s interesting to see Wisconsin and Missouri left off of this list.

Maybe American Crossroads expects those 2 states to be solid Republican states come election day and do not feel that spending money there serves any benefit.

Spending money in North Carolina is a waste too. There is no chance Obama wins it in November.

However, it’s nice to see American Crossroads counter the money the DNC is planning to spend, probably in the same states.

milcus on May 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

The Corzine link is a good one to play, but the Wall Street slam … not so much

I disagree. Democrats have been slamming Wall Street for years now, but after all that there isn’t one criminal to be found ?

J_Crater on May 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM

It’s interesting to see Wisconsin and Missouri left off of this list.

Wisconsin – there’s a campaign going on. Nobody is paying attention to presidential politics.

Missouri – It’s a red state. Obama campaign isn’t spending money there either. It’s as interesting as Indiana being left out.

joana on May 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Meh. Blaming Wall Street sounds too much like buying into the 99% crap. Linking him to a slime bucket like Corzine is a good idea. But enough with the “throw Wall Streeters in jail” stuff.

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Sugar Land on May 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I disagree. It will get people thinking, “yeah, that’s right, Obama promised to go after all these crooked banksters and throw the book at them…but he hasn’t put any of them in jail…and one of the biggest ones is raising money for him!” This plays to both right and left.

rockmom on May 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Decent ad against Corzine, but there is only one problem…

… Wall Street didn’t cause the economic collapse.

Democrats did…

WE know that, but Jane Q. Voter doesn’t. It’s a little late now to use a presidential campaign to try to educate people about what really happened. The best we can do is turn their misplaced anger back onto Obama for doing nothing about it.

rockmom on May 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Boy, I sure wish Maryland were competitive. I’d love to see the Dems sweating here this summer. It’d sure make a difference with the damn tax increases they’re about to pass.

nukemhill on May 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Maryland is sort of competitive. They passed the NPV bill giving their electors to the winner of the national popular vote. If Romney can win that, he gets Maryland so all blue-state Republicans who did not think their vote meant anything can now contribute to flipping Maryland.

Odysseus on May 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM

The Corzine link is a good one to play, but the Wall Street slam … not so much, especially for a group whose motto is “Advocating Conservative, Free Market Ideals” and whose presumed candidate is the former head of a private-equity firm.

well, maybe i’m just a tea-party naif, but this is totally wrong.

wall street is NOT the free market. It is a cartel…some people (like Jim Rogers) consider it to be a Regulated Utility

Mitt was in and out before this happened…Mitt is Free Market.

Conservatives need to be free market…and throw out the bums that support the cartels

r keller on May 16, 2012 at 1:51 PM

gag.. we get enough class warfare from the left… WTH do we need it from the right too?

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I don’t think that supporting capitalism means you have to give Wall Street a free pass on criminal behavior. Sure they have to be permitted to make and lose money, but the problem is that the government is protecting them from their losses.

There is no such thing as too big to fail.

If I had any criticism of the second ad, it would be that it says that Jon Corzine lost $1.6 Billion in investor’s money. That is not what happened. He lost $1.6 Billion of his firm’s money, and then stole $1.6 Billion of his investor’s money in order to cover the losses.

Corzine’s crime was not losing money. Corzine’s crime was stealing money.

Haiku Guy on May 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM

the second ad is not very good imo. Not enough focus on Obama’s own inflated egocentric statements in 2007-2009. You can do earthshaking ads using nothing but images and Obama’s voice.

His ego wrote so many checks the country could not possibly cash that just running ads with nothing on tape except Obamas words, minus the minor-key spooky music would be hard to beat.

Also I think this ad goes a bit far in demonizing ALL of wall st to get at a few Obama cronies.

Sacramento on May 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM

History will name the chapter on this economy:

“Irresponsibility in the White House; Buffoonery at the Fed”

landlines on May 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

These ads will tell the truth and they will be impossible to refute. Even Axeljob will refuse to go on the Sunday talk circuit to refute them for fear his credibility, what’s left of it, will be lost for any future political consulting (2016).

jake49 on May 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM