Romney ad: “Looks like a one-term proposition”

posted at 8:41 am on June 15, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Team Romney released a new ad after President Obama’s fail of an economic speech in Ohio on Thursday, in which Obama chided and reminded us about all of the reasons why the many ‘headwinds’ facing the economy are the fault of other people, and why he needs four more years to get this ship turned around. Oh, really, now?

It’s always fun using the president’s own words against him — you just can’t argue with that face! — but this effectively demonstrates just how tenuous President Obama’s “on-the-job training” has been. Obama presumptuously imagined that he’d be able to right the economy with his big-government agenda; then, reality came home to roost. Most inconvenient.

Here’s Mitt Romney’s accompanying statement:

“Now when he was recently elected he went on ‘The Today Show’ and he was asked about what he’d do, how he’d measure his success, and he said: ‘Look, if I can’t turn the economy around in three years, I will be looking at a one-term proposition.’ And he’s right; he is looking at a one-term proposition. He’s going to be saying today that he wants four more years. He may have forgotten he talked about a one-term proposition if he couldn’t get the economy turned around in three years, but we’re going to hold him to his word.”


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“If I don’t have this fixed, it’s going to be a one term proposition”
“Shovel ready jobs weren’t as shovel-ready as we thought! haha”
“The private sector is doing fine”

These three quotes should be the epitaph on Obama’s electoral tombstone this fall. Use one or more of them in every commercial.

The Count on June 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Title says it all.

listens2glenn on June 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM

“If I don’t have this economy turned around in three years… it’s ’cause it takes ten years to turn around an economy!”

/Obama 2012

mankai on June 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I’ll say it again, I honestly don’t know why Obama is wasting his time in Ohio, he’s not winning Ohio. He was booed and heckled at Ohio State. That must be why he stays north of Mansfield when he goes to Ohio now.

MobileVideoEngineer on June 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM

I may be wrong but I think yesterday’s fail was a tipping point.
He had to come up with something new and bold and it was instead a massive fail.
When even MSNBC is trashing the performance, you know it was bad.
My sense is that it was his last real chance and he blew it.
Watch and see if Romney doesn’t surge over the next dew days.

Curmudgeon on June 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM

“Looks like …”

… smells like, and tastes like it, too, and, boy, is it going to be sweet.

Dusty on June 15, 2012 at 8:47 AM

The Won Hit Wonders……

ted c on June 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Won Term Proposition

ted c on June 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

It’s always fun using the president’s own words against him

indeed

KEEP DOING IT MITT!!!

cmsinaz on June 15, 2012 at 8:49 AM

After the marathon speech yesterday I have sympathies for anyone who has to sit through his eventual convention speech which is about 3 $hitty monthly job reports from now. The delusions by then can only be even worse.

gsherin on June 15, 2012 at 8:49 AM

At some point they should add the Geithner quote to these ads:

“We don’t have a plan, we just know we don’t like yours.”

PackerBronco on June 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Curmudgeon on June 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM

you should fix it to the say the lib talking heads were trashing the speech but the msdnc anchors were defending him….

cmsinaz on June 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

mitt is going on the attack…LOVE IT

cmsinaz on June 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

“Give it to me.”

“The Private sector is doing just fine.”

Hopefully his Waterloo draws near.

Charge on Commander Obama, for this election is ALL ABOUT YOU.

PappyD61 on June 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM

I think it’s amusing, the more desperate he becomes the more shrill and that dancing cadence…”Ya know….ya know….I gotta tell you!…..” Very un-Presidential sounding. Someone called in to a talk show yesterday: “Who was that comedian I was just listening to?”

Marcus on June 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM

The hits just keep a coming, too.

From Reboot to Replay

and

Wah, Wahhh

I suppose the equivalent of a knock out in a presidential election would be a calling the win in the first two or so hours after the polls close.

Dusty on June 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Goodbye Mr. Obama.

Flora Duh on June 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

“If I don’t have this fixed [in 3 years], it’s going to be a one term proposition”

“A recovery takes 10 years”

Math is hard.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

It’s funny because Obama didn’t mean any of what he said.

I bet if he had a teleprompter in front of him during those interviews, this ad wouldn’t even exist. The teleprompter seems far more adept at answering questions on-the-fly than our current President.

mintycrys on June 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

“One Term Proposition” could be the slogan Team Obama has been groping for.

forest on June 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Deep pockets are hurting Obama…my oh my…but where is this ad running?
The ads are great, but if they are only on HA that doesn’t help.

right2bright on June 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

http://dreadmonger.com/2011/09/15/carville-offers-obama-a-new-plan-fire-indict-fight/

Love it when the Democrat Communist operatives preach love and civility.

I say Mitt………follow Carville and his advice, keep punching.

PappyD61 on June 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

The Celebrity of the United States….

This explains even more about his worldview……

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan’s elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.

The dinner was the Obama campaign’s latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.

Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future.

“You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”

PappyD61 on June 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

‘Look, if I can’t turn the economy around in three years, I will be looking at a one-term proposition.’

Dammit, America, for godssake, hold this clown to his word…

coldwarrior on June 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

“Damn that BUSH. He really screwed up this economy. Much worse that I had thought. I should have seen it earlier, but with all the golf *cough*, uh, campaigning *cough*, uh, uh, work I was doing, I couldn’t focus on BUSH’s screwed up economy.”

That sniveling empty-suit, excuse mongering, poser-in-chief has to be removed and publically humiliated. A landslide GOP election will do the trick.

DuctTapeMyBrain on June 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I think it’s time for this song, if it hasn’t been played in awhile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MddREczVeL4

I never linked a song before so I hope this works!

Night Owl on June 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

The hits just keep a coming, too.

From Reboot to Replay

and

Wah, Wahhh

I suppose the equivalent of a knock out in a presidential election would be a calling the win in the first two or so hours after the polls close.

Dusty on June 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I didn’t watch the speech, but seeing the second link it appears that Obama may honestly be on the verge of a meltdown. Admittedly I don’t watch a lot of Obama speeches, but has he ever been that animate with his hands? I didn’t think he was a hand talker. I just thought he was a head talker (moving it from side to side to read the teleprompters).

MobileVideoEngineer on June 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

UpChuck Todd might as well have pom-poms in his hands on MSNBC. Cheering up the Obama base. Hilarious. Don’t be depressed!

Marcus on June 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM

“If you enact my stimulus bill, Unemployment will never go above 8%.”
Democrats don’t understand free market economics. Period. They assumed that the business cycle would take care of itself, they could enact whatever policies they wanted, and everything would be hunky-dory in time for elections.
Ignorant Fools is the nicest thing you can say about them.

txmomof6 on June 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM

As my junior high math teacher used to always say, “the person who knows how will always have a job and the person who knows why will always be his boss.” Obama neither knows how or why, bye bye now.

Windsweeping on June 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM

“We can’t WAIT” to kick his sorry ass back to Chicago.

wildcat72 on June 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Obama presumptuously imagined that he’d be able to right the economy with his big-government agenda; then, reality came home to roost. Most inconvenient.

The downside of Obama’s “I won” arrogance. The jug-eared Kenyan was up on the stage yesterday blaming the GOP for stalemate and pleading for a “mandate” in November. The fact of the matter is that Obama had an opportunity to be a post-partisan leader and he didn’t even make an attempt. For that reason alone, Obama should be fired in November.

Happy Nomad on June 15, 2012 at 9:11 AM

“It’s all Bush’s fault! It’s all Europe’s fault. It’s all Israel’s fault. It’s all the Republicans fault. You must re-elect me so I can continue the blame game for four more years!”

– Official Obambi campaign slogan

RoadRunner on June 15, 2012 at 9:11 AM

At some point they should add the Geithner quote to these ads:

“We don’t have a plan, we just know we don’t like yours.”

PackerBronco on June 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

…and it’s been for three years now…we should remind people every day.

KOOLAID2 on June 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

The real prognostication will be guessing how far craziness of the Obama campaign goes as they become more desperate?

ironbill on June 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM

It’s always fun using the president’s own words against him

indeed

cmsinaz on June 15, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Sure, if by “fun” you mean RACIST!!!

logis on June 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Maybe he’ll join the lobbying group that Anita Dunn and Michele Crowley (I, II or III?) work for: to be renamed Won and Dunn. (Hint to Michele: He hasn’t worked a day in his life either.)

Barnestormer on June 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Good ad!

Doesn’t matter whether Øbama inherited a bad economy. Blaming Bush doesn’t get Øbama off the hook. He was elected to fix it, to make the economy better. Instead of making it better, he made it worse.

petefrt on June 15, 2012 at 9:19 AM

[MobileVideoEngineer on June 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM]

Honestly, I wouldn’t know about the hand thingy. I watched about 15 minutes of the Wright Speech back in ’08(?) and haven’t been able to do so again, since.

If he has taken up hand animation, I suppose it’s a reflexive act of trying to deflect the rebuttal punches he now anticipates from everything he says.

Dusty on June 15, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Hopefully his Waterloo draws near.

Charge on Commander Obama, for this election is ALL ABOUT YOU.

PappyD61 on June 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Waterloo my a$$, it’s time to start using American references about Obama, let this be Obama’s Little Bighorn.

SWalker on June 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM

One and Done indeed.

Of course, O’Butthead conveniently excludes the little fact of a supermajority in the House and Senate his first 2 years in office, but whatev, right?

He used all his capital on something that most of the nation didn’t want, was literally forced down our throats, and is about to be blown up in a million itty bitty pieces by SCOTUS. “I won”, indeed, eh jackass?

A little less golfing and fundraising, and a little more, you know, actually working – with both parties – might’ve done the trick too.

Don’t go away mad, bro, just go away.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Oops. Meant Hilary Rosen, not Crowley. (no wonder it made no sense)

Barnestormer on June 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Yesterday, over at NRO Michael Walsh referred to the current regime as the Evita presidency. That label is just as good as Rush Limbaugh’s calling the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers Barack Kardashian Obama. Mmmm…mmmm…mmmm.

onlineanalyst on June 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Barack Kardashian Obama… makes PERFECT SENSE…

Stay on the front foot, Mittens!! It is working… When BKO has lost Dana Milbank…

Khun Joe on June 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

The Celebrity of the United States….

This explains even more about his worldview……

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan’s elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.

The dinner was the Obama campaign’s latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.

Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future.

“You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”

PappyD61 on June 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

So Obama has reduced himself to pandering to the rich Sarah Parkers of Hollywood and NY and telling them that “THEY” will be the ultimate arbiter’s for America.. That’s freaking SCARY man. Freaking scary…

The guy is getting desperate.. He will suck up to anyone willing to pay him, Obama has always been a user.. Use em then dispose of them when they are all used up..
Ask his good buddy Rev. Wright.

RockyJ. on June 15, 2012 at 9:36 AM

“It’s all Bush’s fault! It’s all Europe’s fault. It’s all Israel’s fault. It’s all the Republicans fault. You must re-elect me so I can continue the blame game for four more years!”

– Official Obambi campaign slogan

RoadRunner on June 15, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Bumper sticker version:
Don’t Blame Me / Obama 2012

Annar on June 15, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Hopefully his Waterloo draws near.

Charge on Commander Obama, for this election is ALL ABOUT YOU.

PappyD61 on June 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Waterloo my a$$, it’s time to start using American references about Obama, let this be Obama’s Little Bighorn.

SWalker on June 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM

There are millions of pissed off voters down there. And when they get done with you, there won’t be nothing left but a greasy stain.
This ain’t Chicago, Mr President, and them ain’t brainless Democrats and hippies waiting for you. They’re Republican’s, and Independents. You go down there, Mr President, if you’ve got the nerve.

SWalker on June 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

So the celebrities – with a collective IQ of about 20 – those so totally disengaged from the the realities of the “poor working slobs” like us, they will be the “ultimate arbiters for America”?.

Well alrighty then….

There will be dozens of books, most of them unflattering to say the least, that will be written about this disaster and SCoaMF for the last 4 years. This guy’s bitterness after getting trounced will make Jimmuh Cahter look like a choirboy by comparison.

Let me be the first to ask Mrs. Bueller, when your god loses the election by say 8 or 9 p.m. EST on November 6th – “why the long face”?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Rush Limbaugh’s calling the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers Barack Kardashian Obama. Mmmm…mmmm…mmmm.

onlineanalyst on June 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Cracks me up every time I hear it.

Barack Hussein Kardashian Obama. Mmmmm…mmmm…mmmm.

petefrt on June 15, 2012 at 9:54 AM

onlineanalyst on June 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Sorry. Wrong button. Need more coffee.

petefrt on June 15, 2012 at 9:55 AM

This guy’s bitterness after getting trounced will make Jimmuh Cahter look like a choirboy by comparison.

Moochell will probable make Barrack look tame compared to her disdain for the country after the fall..

Maybe she can get her freebie 350k a year job back, but then of course that would be beneath her lofty status..
Nope, 350k a year won’t come close to Moochell’s asking price..

RockyJ. on June 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Moochell will probable make Barrack look tame compared to her disdain for the country after the fall..

Maybe she can get her freebie 350k a year job back, but then of course that would be beneath her lofty status..
Nope, 350k a year won’t come close to Moochell’s asking price..

RockyJ. on June 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

And she’ll be upset about even that because she’ll have to make it look like she’s actually doing something.

MobileVideoEngineer on June 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

“If you enact my stimulus bill, Unemployment will never go above 8%.”
Democrats don’t understand free market economics. Period. They assumed that the business cycle would take care of itself, they could enact whatever policies they wanted, and everything would be hunky-dory in time for elections.
Ignorant Fools is the nicest thing you can say about them. txmomof6 on June 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Ignorant they are but the ignorance is not confined to Democrats. Republicans are engaging in political malpractice by not pointing out that it was Democratic Party engineered sub-prime mortgage debacle that drove the economy into the ditch.

Basilsbest on June 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

After that fail of a speech yesterday I felt like putting on a sweater and turning down the thermostat to 68 or even 65! You older folks will know what I mean.

Mini-14 on June 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Ignorant they are but the ignorance is not confined to Democrats. Republicans are engaging in political malpractice by not pointing out that it was Democratic Party engineered sub-prime mortgage debacle that drove the economy into the ditch.

Basilsbest on June 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Everyone ignores the fact , and it is on video , that GWB did to his credit stand before them and told them all that Fannie and Freddie were heading for trouble and that they needed to take action.

How many times? something like 11 or so .. That’s a fact that the MSM and dems never bring up.

They act like that never happened just like Barney and Maxine’s documented raves about how great a job Franklin Raines is doing…lol

They are heavily into revisionist history..

RockyJ. on June 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Some of this is going to backfire. More people still blame this economy on Bush than Obama. Some of these ads are going to reinforce that belief that it’s Bush’s fault.

The reality is they need to hammer home the fact the housing bubble created by Democrat’s policies is what caused all of this to happen. And that the Democrats are already creating a new bubble with education and that we need more GOP in office to stop this upcoming bubble that will be far worse than the housing bubble.

ButterflyDragon on June 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Ineptitudinal choomhead augers in. Beat the rush. Book your bunkers for the coming riots. Zimmerman acquitted and Obama defeated. Rodney King calls for calm. Possible early preview later this month. Rioting is optional for the SCOTUS’s shredding of the Obamacare atrocity. Hopefully when Justice Sotomayor writes the majority opinion (Yes, it’s THAT obvious) she exercises a little discretion and doesn’t pepper it with LOLs, LMAOs and ROFLs.

curved space on June 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

SWalker on June 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Jack Crabb couldn’t have said it better.

de rigueur on June 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Spot on. Where is this playing? We had to cancel our cable tv to save money (thank you president Obama).

bitsy on June 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Today is the second day of November (Tuesday, June 5th, being the first).

Mutnodjmet on June 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Ignorant they are but the ignorance is not confined to Democrats. Republicans are engaging in political malpractice by not pointing out that it was Democratic Party engineered sub-prime mortgage debacle that drove the economy into the ditch.

Basilsbest on June 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Everyone ignores the fact , and it is on video , that GWB did to his credit stand before them and told them all that Fannie and Freddie were heading for trouble and that they needed to take action.

How many times? something like 11 or so .. That’s a fact that the MSM and dems never bring up.

They act like that never happened just like Barney and Maxine’s documented raves about how great a job Franklin Raines is doing…lol

They are heavily into revisionist history..

RockyJ. on June 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

One wouldn’t expect the Democrats to point out that Obama’s claim that Bush drove the economy into the ditch is a blatant lie, but why are Republicans silent on that claim?

Basilsbest on June 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

One wouldn’t expect the Democrats to point out that Obama’s claim that Bush drove the economy into the ditch is a blatant lie, but why are Republicans silent on that claim?

Basilsbest on June 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

If Bush went on a spending binge his last two years (again, compliments of a Democrat-controlled Congress), Obama presided in his first two years over a virtual spending bacchanal!

Mutnodjmet on June 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

when obama talks about going back to the same old policies of the republican party, romney needs to point out that obama’s policies are not only older but also obsolete.

increase taxes? weren’t governments doing that over 200 years ago??? and how’d that work out? revolution anyone?

infastructure?? really? there’s nothing wrong with construction – i’m always impressed at what goes on in a construction site – but what about people who don’t work in construction?!?

in addition, 90 years ago when building out infastructure worked, it was because most cities didn’t have employees to build those bridges and roads so they had to hire them. today, if you built a bridge in most cities, they would probably not have to hire a single person to do the job. so you’re not really putting people to work, as we all found out during the last “stimulus” package.

jetch on June 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Barack Obama is his own worst enemy.

RebeccaH on June 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I have always been annoyed with Obama’s condescending “as I said before” as if we all ought to have been paying attention to everything he has said in the past. It also makes the other candiate look like they are creating a strawman with what they claim about him. Romney should capitalize on “as you said before” to preempt Obama using it as a rhetorical advantage. Obama has plenty of broken promises and commitments that Romney can reference to bring doubt on anything Obama has stated in the past and promises to do in the future.

John Mahan on June 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM

“Typically it takes 10 years for an economy to recover from a crisis.”

Otherwise known as: “Elect me and I won’t fix anything in my 2nd term either!”

Welcome to the new ‘O’conomy.

Carnac on June 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM

El Presendente is going to have even more problems today.

Let’s see him explain those “work permits” to the 8.2% in the UNEMPLOYMENT lines.

GarandFan on June 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Let’s see him explain those “work permits” to the 8.2% in the UNEMPLOYMENT lines.

Rush just called this the “Work, Release, Vote Program.” Typical Limbaugh hyperbole? Um, considering the DOJ now harassing Florida to keep non-citizens on the VOTER rolls? Er, nope.

curved space on June 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Let’s see him explain those “work permits” to the 8.2% in the UNEMPLOYMENT lines.

Rush just called this the “Work, Release, Vote Program.” Typical Limbaugh hyperbole? Um, considering the DOJ now harassing Florida to keep non-citizens on the VOTER rolls? Er, nope.

curved space on June 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I was over on that thread, but libfreeordie has taken it over. This is happening more and more. Makes the threads too difficult to read.

bluefox on June 15, 2012 at 12:37 PM

A politician with any economic sense would never have said that.
A cocksure narcissist would.

AshleyTKing on June 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM