New RNC/Romney ad: Believe in the America you built

posted at 2:01 pm on July 31, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

How effective is the new ad from the RNC for Mitt Romney?  Effective enough that the Washington Post describes it as “warm,” “personal,” and “down-to-earth.”  The minute-long spot features Romney speaking of his personal experiences in business, as governor, and as the savior of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.  It’s an overwhelmingly positive ad, but one with a big bite at the end:

Officially, the ad is titled “Believe in Our Future,” but that’s not the phrase that sticks with the viewer, nor is it intended to be.   The big takeaway is “Believe in the America you built” — a direct poke at Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” argument earlier this month in Roanoke, Virginia.  Team Romney has moved from taking Obama to task for this belief to adopting the rebuttal as a major campaign theme.  In 2008, the McCain campaign didn’t have the time or resources to take advantage of the Obama stumble with Joe the Plumber, but Romney has plenty of both to make himself Bob the Builder in 2012.


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“Believe in the America you built”

Free to Choose, and you chose Obama, you dummies, not that the Rs gave you a better choice in that incontinent McCain.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Bob the Builder

Outstanding.

John the Libertarian on July 31, 2012 at 2:06 PM

This is a great ad.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Obama strikes back with an ad that mentions “felons”.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-campaign-brings-felons-latest-ad_649152.html

Now Romney needs to run an anti-drug ad that casually mentions that using a little blow doesn’t make you cool, it makes you a felon.

The Rogue Tomato on July 31, 2012 at 2:07 PM

A winning idea.

Despite the problems we face as a society, the vast majority (except NYCers apparently) hate being condescended to. For example – even ardent leftists get offended if the French mock us. Freedom fries was fun but it was also very illustrative – and we were mocked for that btw.

Obama would have you believe the US is at its core a socialist behemoth full of welfare junkies, racism, evil bankers, and corporate robbers. The truth is more simple. We’re proud, strong, and decent people and still for the most part God-fearing (sorry Allah).

And we also took down global communism, Liz.

CorporatePiggy on July 31, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Uh, you didn’t, uh, build America. Uh, the, uh, proletariat, uh, built America. You, uh, you just, uh, have, uh, taken the, uh, wealth that, uh, others, uh, sweated for, and, uh, stole it. But, uh, I, uh, I, uh, uh, I’m, uh, going to, uh, take it, uh, and, uh, give it, uh, back.

- Barack Obamuh.

[This message has been paid for and approved by, Barack Obamuh]

OhEssYouCowboys on July 31, 2012 at 2:09 PM

The opposition shows how truly ‘classy’ they always are.

Thugs and Goons, you are the Chicago theft by thuggery looters. You are the felons who have robbed the country dry.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I don’t know why, but what I really like about the ad is that its clear he is actually driving. Maybe its because it shows he isn’t sitting on his butt in a taxpayer paid for office.

Zaggs on July 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM

In the meanwhile, the Obama administration in your face, for votes.

The Obama administration released illegal immigrants who went on to commit more crimes, including charges of 19 murders, 3 attempted murders and 142 sex crimes, the House Judiciary Committee said in a report Tuesday.

All told, the nearly 47,000 illegal immigrants the administration was notified of but declined to deport between 2008 and 2011 under its Secure Communities program had a recidivism rate of 16 percent, the committee said.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM

The big takeaway is “Believe in the America you built” — a direct poke at Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” argument earlier this month in Roanoke, Virginia.

Heh!

Obama: You didn’t build that!
America: Oh, Yes we did!

Team Romney reads my comments.
++ nice work fellas. I still got your $25 that I promise I’ll drop soon.

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I’m starting to feel better and better about this election. Great ad by Romney and Obama’s still stuck on the tax returns. Also the PPP poll out today in Florida shows a 3 point shift toward Romney from their last one.

Romney has plenty of both to make himself Bob the Builder in 2012.

Bob the Builder can we fix it? Bob the Builder yes we can.

LukeinNE on July 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Romney has found a winning message. It resonates, it has meaning, it has legs and they are running with it.

Keep doing that.

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

The Poor, rise up and pitchfork your looters, yes Obama is their Pimp.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Really love this one !!!

pambi on July 31, 2012 at 2:16 PM

How soon until the left starts taking potshots at this ad, claiming Mitt appeals to white voters because he and they have all the advantages? According to Cokie Roberts, that’s the only reason for his trip to Poland. Plus, the left is still trying to claim Obama never said hard-working Americans didn’t build America.

I sure hope Mitt keeps up what he’s doing, and intensifies it. Ads like this are better at motivating than those trying to accuse Mitt of being a felon.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

In 2008, the McCain campaign didn’t have the time or resources to take advantage of the Obama stumble with Joe the Plumber…

You misspelled “willpower and desire to win”.

Fabozz on July 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

The Romney campaign continues to impress. Well done!

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

It’s really not fair that Obama keeps writing ads for Romney.

Curtiss on July 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Boom!
More of this please Mitt

Cosmop on July 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

All well and good, but considering that Rombo visited Poland I think his campaign is already doomed.

Bishop on July 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

America WE Built. This strikes straight to the ideological core of the election. Government is supposed to work for US.

John the Libertarian on July 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Love the first on screen quote:

“(Mitt Romney) had a sterling business career” – President Bill Clinton.

Coming on the heels of the Climnton Dem convention appearance news…nice touch.

Trafalgar on July 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

We did build that?

Nah, no way, clearly this is another “gaffe.”

Gingotts on July 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM

We’d have been a lot better off the last 4 years if Mr. Obama had actually built something in his life as opposed to just organizing.

MessesWithTexas on July 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM

This “you didn’t build it!” gaffe of Obama’s might go down in the books as “the thing that sunk his campaign.” Of course, Dems will probably use it as an excuse to avoid self-reflection on their economic policies that led to this.

Doomberg on July 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Is this airing anywhere? Seems a bit long for a TV spot.

changer1701 on July 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

We’d have been a lot better off the last 4 years if Mr. Obama had actually built something in his life as opposed to just organizing.

MessesWithTexas on July 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM

True, but when you think about it what did he ever actually organize, let alone build?

Trafalgar on July 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

This ad is dangerous.

It advocates distracted driving.

Is there a law in the books in the People’s Republic of Maryland yet for campaigning while driving?

:P

/s

Defenestratus on July 31, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Great ad. Starting to think that the Romney team is just keeping their powder dry until we get closer to the convention. Come out the gates at full speed after the convention to ensure that Romney doesn’t peak too early. Has it’s risks but….

donkichi on July 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I don’t know why, but what I really like about the ad is that its clear he is actually driving. Maybe its because it shows he isn’t sitting on his butt in a taxpayer paid for office.

Zaggs on July 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM

It reminded me of those great George W. Bush ads with him talking while driving the pickup truck around his ranch. Makes him appear down to earth and like he is speaking off the cuff. Very effective.

rockmom on July 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I bet there will be no love for all three of us Windows Phone users…

onetrickpony on July 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I wish I was seeing these wonderful ads as a counterpoint to that idiot in the White House’s constant whining.

Please, please, please start running these ads now. Please.

Mommynator on July 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

He Has a Sterling Record – Former President Bill Clinton

LOL!

kevinkristy on July 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Romney borrowed the idea from Scott Brown’s pickup truck. It’s a nice touch–he comes across as down-to-earth.

“I know what it’s like to hire people” is probably the best line of the ad–it counters the Obama meme about Romney laying people off.

The last line about “the America you built…let’s build it again” implies, without saying it directly, that Obama destroyed America so it needs rebuilding.

Great ad!!!

Steve Z on July 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I’ll admit I wasn’t on the Romney bandwagon, but this add gave me goosbumps and also made me a little choked up. Not so much about Mitt, but the idea that: Yes, we did, damn it, and we’ll do it again IN SPITE of President Downgrade.

My husband is a self-employed truck driver and we’re hanging on by our fingernails – this close to losing everything because I know of NO ONE ELSE willing to take out a 2nd mortgage or work 80+ hours a week for us. We built our business under GWB and are losing it under Zero. We’re holding on, though, with the thought of a Romney presidency. We CAN built it again. We HAVE TO for our daughter’s future.

Sorry everyone, didn’t mean to bleed on you all! Thanks for listening (reading).

I don’t know why, but what I really like about the ad is that its clear he is actually driving. Maybe its because it shows he isn’t sitting on his butt in a taxpayer paid for office.

Zaggs on July 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I noticed that as well – obviously no teleprompter here!

97 days!

Sue Doenim on July 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Romney has found a winning message.

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Technically, Romney didn’t build that. Obama did. Obama’s Marxist slips are the gifts that keep on giving. The Romney people are just clever enough to use these gifts very well.

The Rogue Tomato on July 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I bet there will be no love for all three of us Windows Phone users…

onetrickpony on July 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Wrong topic. D’oh.

onetrickpony on July 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Hahaha. Great use of Clinton’s quote about his sterling business career.

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Love the first on screen quote:

“(Mitt Romney) had a sterling business career” – President Bill Clinton.

Coming on the heels of the Climnton Dem convention appearance news…nice touch.

Trafalgar on July 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

There is an entire multichannel campaign that could be run simply by putting Barky’s spoken and written words out there with some elegant visuals and spare music…

And you wouldn’t have to take anything out of context…

CorporatePiggy on July 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

What I like the most about Romney’s campaign ads is that he is very sincere in his words. This is another great ad for him.

Cherokee on July 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

It reminded me of those great George W. Bush ads with him talking while driving the pickup truck around his ranch. Makes him appear down to earth and like he is speaking off the cuff. Very effective.

rockmom on July 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Absolutely, and by the way, has anyone seen the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers ever driving anything but a golf cart?

TXUS on July 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Mitt had a driving ad during the primaries too. He seems to like them.

taternuggets on July 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

In 2008, the McCain campaign didn’t have the time or resources to take advantage of the Obama stumble with Joe the Plumber, but Romney has plenty of both to make himself Bob the Builder in 2012.

How about Mitt the Maker?

Steve Z on July 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

In 2008, the McCain campaign didn’t have the time or resources to take advantage of the Obama stumble with Joe the Plumber…

You misspelled “willpower and desire to win”.

Fabozz on July 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

+1000

Sue Doenim on July 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I don’t know why, but what I really like about the ad is that its clear he is actually driving. Maybe its because it shows he isn’t sitting on his butt in a taxpayer paid for office.

Zaggs on July 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Yes, but what was he driving on? A road, that’s what. A road built by the government to allow him to drive to his workhouses and sweatshops to exploit the proletariat and get rich off the backs of the working class and buy his wife a horse. He probably has a dog strapped to the roof of the car in that ad./

Trafalgar on July 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

This is a great ad.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Its Great. Mitt is slapping Barry around. (:

SparkPlug on July 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

rockmom on July 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Absolutely, and by the way, has anyone seen the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers ever driving anything but a golf cart?

TXUS on July 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

ROTF.

SparkPlug on July 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Do we know if this ad is running? If yes do we know which markets?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Against all odds

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Mitt’s team is producing some excellent ads. If he can inspire people, make them feel certain of a better future, he can win.

Listening to Rush playing clips of BO and Hillary pandering to their audiences using those awful fake accents reminded me that I hope Mitt never does this sort of thing. It’s embarrassing for the candidate and insulting to the audience.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Uh, well, uh, allow me to, uh, retort!

- Barack Obamuh

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

This message, was, uh, paid for and, uh, approved by uh, me, uh, Barack Obamuh

OhEssYouCowboys on July 31, 2012 at 2:41 PM

He probably has a dog strapped to the roof of the car in that ad./

Trafalgar on July 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

LOLOLOL

rockmom on July 31, 2012 at 2:41 PM

did the ad go into why mitts supports israels government run health system? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/07/30/romney-praises-health-care-in-israel-where-strong-government-influence-has-driven-down-costs/

because folks. you can forget about building anything for “yourself”. it’ll belong to uncle samromneybama

renalin on July 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Do we know if this ad is running? If yes do we know which markets?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

It’s definitely a TV ad. I hope we see it here where 0bama is running that nasty ad with Romney singing.

rockmom on July 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I’m liking this…

… It seems Team Romney is putting out a new and effective ad about every other day.

Time to warm up the Death Star…

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

…it seems as if they are getting back into their fighting stance from earlier…every time they throw a punch…Romney’s people throw a counter punch or two right away…GOOD!

KOOLAID2 on July 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM

We’d have been a lot better off the last 4 years if Mr. Obama had actually built something in his life as opposed to just organizing.

MessesWithTexas on July 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I take it you don’t consider fabricated a synonym.

Barnestormer on July 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Very good ad by Team Romney!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I admire the deliberate, concise, tailored approach the Romney campaign has taken since he’s become the presumptive nominee, while still being agile and precise in response to changing events. He exudes confidence and strength.

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Excellent ad

Saw that rogue…. keeping it classy

cmsinaz on July 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM

because folks. you can forget about building anything for “yourself”. it’ll belong to uncle samromneybama

renalin on July 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Romney’s proposing 100% tax?

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

How about Mitt the Maker?

Steve Z on July 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Mitt the Maker vs. Barry the Blamer

faraway on July 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Where are mitts tax returns…
Gaffeapoolza…..Waaaaaaaa
-lsm

cmsinaz on July 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Sue Doenim on July 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Hang in there, Sue, Obama’s going to lose in a landslide and we’re going to take the Senate. Trust me.

What’s sad, though, is that there are millions and millions of Americans who could’ve written your post, almost word for word. It’s a shame, really, but in just three months or so, real change will begin.

TXUS on July 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

It’s definitely a TV ad. I hope we see it here where 0bama is running that nasty ad with Romney singing.

rockmom on July 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Yes, if it is or does run, at one minute long. It does need to be very strategic as to when and where. One minute media buys can tend to be quite expensive.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Where are mitts tax returns…
Gaffeapoolza…..Waaaaaaaa
-lsm

cmsinaz on July 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Tax returns, schmax returns. Let’s focus on what counts…his wife has a horse you know?

Trafalgar on July 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Very good ad by Team Romney!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I don’t know…
I’m still not hearing anything about his having “a gift” or him being the one we’ve been waiting for. How can he expect me to be inspired by patriotism, total absence of race-baiting and business acumen?

swinia sutki on July 31, 2012 at 2:58 PM

renalin on July 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

You planning on posting that off-topic crap in every thread now?

taternuggets on July 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Romney has found a winning message. It resonates, it has meaning, it has legs and they are running with it.

Keep doing that.

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Also important – it’s uplifting. It’s true that negative messages are effective in winning elections. But a positive message like “Believe in the America you built” can give hope to entrepreneurs, the unemployed, and those struggling to survive in this bad economy.

hawksruleva on July 31, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I’m still not hearing anything about his having “a gift” or him being the one we’ve been waiting for. How can he expect me to be inspired by patriotism, total absence of race-baiting and business acumen?

swinia sutki on July 31, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I’ll bet Harry Reid won’t call him ‘clean and articulate’.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Well, my Chinese masters block another video on Hot Air.

I come here to take our money back and all I get are red X’s in Hot Air threads. Grrr…

rickyricardo on July 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

It’s really not fair that Obama keeps writing ads for Romney.

Curtiss on July 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

It’s almost like BO is trying to lose, but I have a terrible gut feeling that it can’t be done. (I guess I’m still suffering from johnrobertsitis.)

Jeffster on July 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Now Romney needs to run an anti-drug ad that casually mentions that using a little blow doesn’t make you cool, it makes you a felon.

The Rogue Tomato on July 31, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Pure genuis RT!

JusDreamin on July 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I’ll bet Harry Reid won’t call him ‘clean and articulate’.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

That’s OK as long as he learns to call him “Mr. President”.

swinia sutki on July 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Lol Trafalgar

cmsinaz on July 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Listening to Rush playing clips of BO and Hillary pandering to their audiences using those awful fake accents reminded me that I hope Mitt never does this sort of thing. It’s embarrassing for the candidate and insulting to the audience.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Liberals live in fear of being found out. Reality and truth is their enemy. Mitt could learn an important lesson from Milton Friedman. The truth has a certain postive ring to it – even when it’s not convenient, or commonly accepted, or easy to hear.

Milton could smile and explain how Social Security was bad for people, without making people angry.

hawksruleva on July 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I’ve been sending email suggestions to the Mitt Mobile for the last month

http://www.mittromney.com/forms/suggestions

this ad is brilliant, shows his warm personality, his acheivements and doesn’t make him look like the robber baron

STOP the attack ads and run the solution ads
these play into the common man and work ethic

Olympics ad was brilliant now let’s see it in NBS primetime

now start the ads that not only focus on the you didn’t build this crowd but also common day American’ on “everybody works hard” “you didn’t get there because you’re smart”

farmers, factory works, single moms with two jobs or going to school, the hard working college grad, on and on

have these ads personalized – multi ads for every swing state then the purple states

you can do this Mitt!

audiotom on July 31, 2012 at 3:20 PM

hawksruleva on July 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I’ve been listening to his interviews and speeches, and I must say I’m impressed by his style. He explains his pov well without being verbose (like y-k-w)and doesn’t use those annoying fillers, uh, uh, uh….. Perhaps those many years in business are actually helpful, eh?!

Mitt comes across as confident, cool and comfortable just talking. Nice.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Good ad.

forest on July 31, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The big takeaway is “Believe in the America you built” — a direct poke at Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” argument earlier this month in Roanoke, Virginia. Team Romney has moved from taking Obama to task for this belief to adopting the rebuttal as a major campaign theme. In 2008, the McCain campaign didn’t have the time or resources to take advantage of the Obama stumble with Joe the Plumber, but Romney has plenty of both to make himself Bob the Builder in 2012.

That’s one of the many clear contrasts right there. Romney believes in free markets while Obama is a socialist.

Plus Romney is effectively taking it to Obama, something Mccain never did.

Hopefully some of the critics like unseen, ebrown, ddrintn and others will start to see this.

This is the most important election of our lifetime and everyone needs to get involved to do as much as they can.

LevinFan on July 31, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Mitt the Maker vs. Barry the Blamer

faraway on July 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

America Built It, Barry Bilked It

ziggyville on July 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM

How good can this ad possibly be, there wasn’t a single line that called for striking down your enemy.Sarc/ for those of you who may not read my post.

DDay on July 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I have seen a number of really good ads from the Romney campaign in the last few days.
Wondering if they plan on showing them somewhere people will actually see them, like on TV maybe. YouTube is great, but unless you go searching for it, it might as well not exist.

marnes on July 31, 2012 at 4:01 PM

If you thinLove the first on screen quote:

“(Mitt Romney) had a sterling business career” – President Bill Clinton.

Coming on the heels of the Climnton Dem convention appearance news…nice touch.

Trafalgar on July 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I’m beginning to wonder if President Clinton is actually going to vote for Obama. There are so many subtle remarks that he has made over the past 6 months that cleverly promotes the republican nomination without directly pitting him against the left wing of the democrat party and alienating him from his cash cow. For all his faults, he didn’t try to destroy the United States and he was smart enough not to attack capitalism.

PrettyD_Vicious on July 31, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Mitt the Maker vs. Barry the Blamer

faraway on July 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

America Built It, Barry Bilked It

ziggyville on July 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM

That’s awesome, both of ya, keep up the great work!

LevinFan on July 31, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I love this ad!

It’s almost like BO is trying to lose, but I have a terrible gut feeling that it can’t be done. (I guess I’m still suffering from johnrobertsitis.)

Jeffster on July 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I agree, it seems lately that he can’t keep his foot out of his mouth…but my gripe is with the polls everyone keeps citing. I don’t believe that many people like Barky, let alone will vote for him. If you dive down into the data, it seems there is always more D’s sampled than R’s or I’s…I don’t think it’s going to be as close as some want you to believe…

ccrosby on July 31, 2012 at 4:05 PM

“Uh…there should be an uh…asterick, uh…asteruk, uh…ah…star looking thingy after “built”…ummm…that uh…refers to a uh…section which says uh…but not by being smarter or harder working that others and uh…never mind. I’ll put that up in my own ad to keep the context.” –Barack Obama

tims472 on July 31, 2012 at 4:18 PM

taste the landslide.

Tim_CA on July 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

What I like the most about Romney’s campaign ads is that he is very sincere in his words. This is another great ad for him.

Cherokee on July 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

This is what Romney always sounded like. It is what he sounded like as governor. This idea he is wooden, fake or pandering is a Boston Globe(ie NY Times) created narrative that so many have failed to pierce the veil on. Some on the right foolishly enable this leftist media narrative because they perceive he is not far enough to the right on social issues.

Resolute on July 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Mitt comes across as confident, cool and comfortable just talking. Nice.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

He’s always come off that way to me when I’ve watched him speak, during the last election, too.
We just haven’t been able to get a gander at it.
Now I still do not agree with all that he has said & done, like George W.
BUT honestly, Mitt could be persuaded to do the right thing once in office.
And he is capable as an executive & a manager.
He’s no amateur.

Badger40 on July 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Bob the Builder!! I love it!! Believe in the America YOU built. Awesome ad!!!

bluefox on July 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Sue Doenim on July 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Prayers for you and your family that a way will open up that you not only can hang on longer, but circumstances will change for the better.

bluefox on July 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Well, my Chinese masters block another video on Hot Air.

I come here to take our money back and all I get are red X’s in Hot Air threads. Grrr…

rickyricardo on July 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

If you haven’t fixed the issue by now, make sure Flash Player is running. Especially the Shockwave Flash Object in your addons, which needs to be Enabled.

bluefox on July 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM

taste the landslide.

Tim_CA on July 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I really look forward to the taste of the sweet tears of the left. ; )

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 6:43 PM

GrassRoots campaign song/ad Romney Girl in “America Street” (video) http://youtu.be/PiPYv4NIOEg

joisSC on July 31, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Great ad.

Now would you kindly run it non-stop in the battleground states instead of letting it die out?

Jeez, Romney is so unsure of himself.

You know what Romney needs? A goofball lib protester at one of his rallies that rushes the stage during his speech and before the Secret Service get to him, he decks the punk with one dodge followed with a single punch knocking him out. Them announces: “Let’s knock out the Dems in November!”

We can dream.

KirknBurker on July 31, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Now Romney needs to run an anti-drug ad that casually mentions that using a little blow doesn’t make you cool, it makes you a felon.

Gosh, I heard it made you President.

katablog.com on July 31, 2012 at 8:35 PM

We CAN built it again. We HAVE TO for our daughter’s future.

Yes you can Sue! Your post brought me to tears. I understand where you are coming from but do hang on girl! America is coming back in November.

katablog.com on July 31, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Who knew Reagan was going to end up being the Reagan we got?

C’mon Romney… be impressive. Timing and cirumstances are on your side. Be smart enough to take advantage of them.

Hog Wild on July 31, 2012 at 9:29 PM

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