New Romney Super PAC ad: “Olympics”

posted at 6:41 pm on July 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

Straightforward but really solid. As Guy Benson says, this one’s hitting on all cylinders: Timely, upbeat, keyed to Mitt’s core strength as a manager, and with a national security subplot to boot. Plus, the Olympics is the one part of his resume that everyone can relate to. He won’t talk much about his term as governor because he doesn’t want any RomneyCare headaches, and he can’t talk much about his time at Bain because (a) many voters don’t understand what private equity does and (b) he’s being demagogued every which way but loose by Team O for it. But everyone gets the storyline here: Shambolic Salt Lake games salvaged by a whiz who knows how to make a fat, creaking bureaucracy shape up. My only real criticism is that there are now less than 100 days to go before polls open and I feel like this is the first time we’re getting an affirmative reason to vote for him. Am I wrong about that? Was there some other effective positive ad by Team Romney or the Super PAC that I’m overlooking? Until now, every spot might as well have ended with, “Four more years? Seriously?” Which, admittedly, would be a pretty solid slogan.

Two ads for you, one the Olympics spot and the other also a very effective ad from Romney’s campaign, albeit with a sharply different tone.


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These ads are perfect for the Death Star…

… “You may fire at will, Commander!”

Seven Percent Solution on July 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

“Swing state” polling is usually less accurate, so times notoriously so, than national polling as national polling gives a certain “canceling of errors”.

VorDaj on July 30, 2012 at 7:32 PM

That makes me feel alittle better… just nervous. THis should be a blowout and has no business being so close.

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM

We Built It. One ad for every state, please! And every industry… coal, technology, energy, automotives (Ford, please), food services, hotels, construction, etc. etc. etc.

WE BUILT IT… and we are building it everyday if the government would just get out of the way!!!

UnderstandingisPower on July 30, 2012 at 7:55 PM

g2825m on July 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

LOL! ; ) Sleep Easy Friend.

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Brilliant move leading off the Olympics ad with Kristi Yamaguchi, who to this day maintains a very high Q Score*, and is the only female in the Q Score/Likeability Rating Top 10 for sports personalities.

Let’s hope she can work her magic once more on just enough swing voters to give Mitt a boost.

(*Q scores essentially measure “likeability” through extensive data surveys and research.)

bluegill on July 30, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Every time I hear Obama’s ‘you didn’t build that’ remark, the worse it sounds. You can just hear the disdain and condescension dripping from his mouth. Incredible.

changer1701 on July 30, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I’m trying to think of what his tone is like. Condescending, derisive, a put-down. The tone of an immature young adult.

Paul-Cincy on July 30, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Ain’t that the truth. I’d rather listen to Free Credit ad jingles than hear another second of the Jackass.

slickwillie2001 on July 30, 2012 at 7:59 PM

“I didn’t see the Government around with a spare teet!!!”

portlandon on July 30, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Nice avoidance of the mill. ; )

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 8:09 PM

That Olympics ad is so totally racist. Winter = snow = white – get it?

Did you catch the racist dogwhistle? “Mitt gets things done.” They are clearly implying that Obama is lazy. How disgusting is that?

Not to mention that the ad doesn’t show a single black athlete. Why don’t they just burn a cross and get it over with?

myiq2xu on July 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

“You may fire at will, Commander!”

Which one is Will?

myiq2xu on July 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Ya , didn’t BO host the Chicago olympics? uhhh oops sorry, that was the Peace prize..

Well I bet Mitt dosent have a peace prize/s

MrMoe on July 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I wonder if we’ll ever get an affirmative reason to vote for him on policy. Other than the “I’ll repeal Obamacare” policy promise – which I find … questionable in its sincerity.

besser tot als rot on July 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I wonder when you’ll stop the dishonest carping. Romney has dozens of policies any sensible conservative can support, including Cut, Cap and Balance. You ABRs are tiresome. The Primary is over.

Basilsbest on July 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

These ads are perfect for the Death Star…

… “You may fire at will, Commander!”

Seven Percent Solution on July 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Needs sound affects!:)
============================================

Surface ship – General Alarm (Old style) – IC/BMG stack (Stromberg)

http://www.policeinterceptor.com/sounds/gqold.wav

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I wonder if we’ll ever get an affirmative reason to vote for him on policy. Other than the “I’ll repeal Obamacare” policy promise – which I find … questionable in its sincerity.

besser tot als rot on July 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Since he’s stated unequivocally that he will repeat ObamaTax, if he doesn’t we can set his hair on fire. He will pay very dearly if he doesn’t both with us and the Democrats.

Take some pleasure in knowing that.

kim roy on July 30, 2012 at 9:37 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

no way

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

cmsinaz:True Dat!:)

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

The left is suffering from dry heaves about now. Their powder is wet and they have nothing but the same old same old. Keep faith brothers and sisters, we can win this battle and maybe this war – if those rhinos see the light and stop worrying about what the msm thinks of them.

Fuquay Steve on July 31, 2012 at 8:22 AM

That makes me feel alittle better… just nervous. THis should be a blowout and has no business being so close.

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Keep in mind, we’re in somewhat of a bubble over here at HA, so it might seem like it’s going to be more lopsided than it actually will be.

Unfortunately, we live in a country where 47% don’t pay Federal taxes, so they don’t care how much is wasted or how much more “the rich” are being asked to pay.

Also, we have public schools which marinate our children in liberalism, and promote the politics of anger and class warfare over, you know, education.

And there are people who genuinely care about “the poor” and “the oppressed,” and feel that, historically, those values are more aligned with Democrats. And you have the Kennedy-style Democats, who often don’t realize that even JFK wouldn’t recognize his own party any more.

Until we get more people paying taxes at the lower end of the income spectrum, until we wrest control of public education from liberals, and most importantly, until we STOP REWARDING bad or self-destructive behavior with government handouts, this will continue to be the case.

Maddie on July 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

These ads practically write themselves… Unfortunately the race is still close which is a good indicator of how stupid most of the country is. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

TheAudacityofNOPE on July 31, 2012 at 10:40 AM

It still enrages me that there are so many morons out there who rely upon political ads in order to form an opinion about who to vote for.
And they are out there in the millions.

This is why we keep getting crooks.
People refuse to engage in their CIVIC DUTY & seek out information about candidates.
Instead, people just vote for the best liar.

Badger40 on July 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I think there should be an ad explaining the GOOD that Romney did at Bain. He shouldn’t be afraid of explaining that he SAVED companies [and jobs] for Americans, even if others overseas benefited as well.

Violina23 on July 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM

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