Romney on offense: Nine new pro-Bain ads now available on YouTube

posted at 5:10 pm on August 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mark Hemingway, in case you were wondering how important Bain would be to his speech tonight, wonder no longer. Not only did nine new ads just materialize on his YouTube page, his campaign revealed a new website to package them all, “Romney’s ‘Sterling Business Career.’” The time has come to go positive about Mitt’s chief economic credential, especially since Obama’s Bain attacks have already gone a long way towards identifying him as a businessman in voters’ minds:

I wonder how Axelrod and company feel about having spent all that money to convince the public that Romney’s some sort of corporate parasite, only to find that the the word most commonly associated with him is … “honest.”

Meanwhile, from Reuters:

Mitt Romney has moved into a narrow lead over U.S. President Barack Obama in a small bounce for him from the Republican National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.

Romney entered the week four points behind Obama in the first installment of a Reuters/Ipsos rolling poll, with Obama leading 46 percent to 42 percent.

But the most recent daily rolling poll gave Romney a two-point lead of 44 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.

It’s an online poll and the convention’s not over yet so don’t put too much stock into it. Just take it as another good sign.

Two clips from the new Bain ad cavalcade, one dealing with Romney’s work in launching Staples and the other his effort to keep a steel plant afloat. If I had to bet which is the first to be turned into a TV ad, I’d bet on the latter for obvious reasons. If the clips aren’t enough to keep you busy until the convention opens tonight, may I recommend this handy preemptive fact check of a speech that hasn’t been delivered yet by WaPo’s Glenn Kessler? Apparently, counterspinning the GOP’s message can no longer wait until the message actually exists — at least, not if you’re part of America’s impartial media. Stay tuned, as Jazz will have more on that in the next post.


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He’s evil I tell you. Evil./

chewmeister on August 30, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Hit it out of the park! Only 20 million viewers saw Paul Ryan’s speech, here’s hoping Romney will give a speech of a lifetime!

mrscullen on August 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

“Romney’s sterling business career”?

Silver is sterling.

Silver looks kind of white, in the right light.

RACIST.

Hayabusa on August 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Death Star, the trailer.

bayview on August 30, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Staples->staplers->usually black->racist

lorien1973 on August 30, 2012 at 5:17 PM

The films are great. Get them to 60 and run them.

forest on August 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Cut them down to :30 seconds and get them on the air! If SCOAMF attacks Bain, these responses, early and often will be most effective in turning the attack back on the originator.

GO MITT!

Rixon on August 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM

No one died in the steel mill ad?

Come on Mitt, play hard ball. Have an Obama lookalike throw one of the steelworkers into a fire or something.

John_Locke on August 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM

“Romney’s sterling business career”?

Silver is sterling.

Silver looks kind of white, in the right light.

RACIST.

Swish by Hayabusa

dgarone on August 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Can’t wait to hear Matthews explain why all this is racist because we all know “businessman” is a dog whistle for the white power structure or something

heretic on August 30, 2012 at 5:19 PM

But the most recent daily rolling poll gave Romney a two-point lead of 44 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.

Incumbent at 42%. Doooood

forest on August 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Time to choose
Bain Capital
or
Das Kapital

burrata on August 30, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Just heard an extremely misleading, no, outright dishonest, Mediscare ad on conservative talk radio (of all places) from OfA. Some unnamed “experts” telling seniors that Ryan’s plan ends Medicare, a lie that has already been debunked more than once. Is this the best they’ve got?

College Prof on August 30, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Time to choose
Bain Capital
or
Das Kapital

burrata on August 30, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Notice:

I’m stealing this.

Well played.

turfmann on August 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM

But the most recent daily rolling poll gave Romney a two-point lead of 44 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.
Incumbent at 42%. Doooood

forest on August 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM

But, but… What about your gaffes?!?

What about your gaaaaafffffes?!?

/LSM

Hayabusa on August 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Romney pretty much “defending” Bain is “offense”. Riiiiiiiight.

ddrintn on August 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Finally A GOP campaign that understands it !

You take a negative and fight it with a postive. You dont whine about how unfair it is or attack the attack. You take the offensive to show the good side of the negative.

William Amos on August 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Nice.

Terrye on August 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

But the most recent daily rolling poll gave Romney a two-point lead of 44 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.
Incumbent at 42%. Doooood

forest on August 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Gas is at $3.70 a gallon, real unemployment remains in the double digits, and Mt Electable SuperInevitable is still neck and neck with the most beatable Dem incumbent in 8 decades.

Doooooooooooooooood.

ddrintn on August 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

The good thing is that after the convention, he can now spend all that money he’s been raising. He can blanket states with ads like this, and then ads targeting Zero. Nice.

Chudi on August 30, 2012 at 5:40 PM

ddrintn on August 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Will you be posting with us here on election night?

a capella on August 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Romney has run an excellent campaign, but I feel the biggest failing was not pushing back on the Bain capital nonsense.

Romney’s work in the private sector is nothing short of astonishing, and it should be broadcast more heavily.

BradTank on August 30, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Gas is at $3.70 a gallon, real unemployment remains in the double digits, and Mt Electable SuperInevitable is still neck and neck with the most beatable Dem incumbent in 8 decades.

Doooooooooooooooood.

ddrintn on August 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I thought you were too busy to post here anymore!

Chuck Schick on August 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM

This just in: Chris Matthews says you are a racist if you say the word Bain. Because if you change the letters around and spell “Niba”, you all know that is really just another “N” word spoken by some hick with a speech impediment. So when you say Bain, you are really saying the “N” word. Racist!

Blue Collar Todd on August 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The Steel Dynamics ad is great! He should shorten it to 60 seconds and run it in OH, MI, and western PA.

Steve Z on August 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I thought you were too busy to post here anymore!

Chuck Schick on August 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Well thank goodness it’s back. The analysis is terrific.

forest on August 30, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I didn’t see any minority employees in either video. hmmm.

tommer74 on August 30, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Wow, like wow! I can’t wait for barack to drop a load in his pants when these ads start tearing away at his base! The whiner-in-chief will self destruct even worse than he is right now!

DuctTapeMyBrain on August 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM

What they ought to do is make ads buys so the average swing state voter doesn’t see the same ad 10 times, but sees 10 different Bain ads. That would rock. The interest factor would be much higher, as would the credibility factor, and the … effectiveness factor. :)

Paul-Cincy on August 30, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Romney has run an excellent campaign, but I feel the biggest failing was not pushing back on the Bain capital nonsense.

BradTank on August 30, 2012 at 5:46 PM

People have no idea what Bain is about. I hardly know, and I’m following this stuff. There’s plenty of time for Romney to define it the way he wants to.

Paul-Cincy on August 30, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Hit it out of the park! Only 20 million viewers saw Paul Ryan’s speech, here’s hoping Romney will give a speech of a lifetime!

mrscullen on August 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Ok, already tired of waiting for Ed’s page for this one.
Exactly how many of the big 5 networks carried Sarah Palin’s speech, and how many carried Ryan’s last night?

Bueler?

Anyone?

It’s really easy to depress viewer numbers if no one is carrying your speech. Create the answer, then ask the question. Nice.

Tenwheeler on August 30, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Many more are watching online and on cspan.

Ta111 on August 30, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I wonder how Axelrod and company feel about having spent all that money to convince the public that Romney’s some sort of corporate parasite, only to find that the the word most commonly associated with him is … “honest.”

Very simple. Using their logic with the unemployment numbers, they would say it would have been worse without the ads!

paul1149 on August 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

ddrintn on August 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

“I’m Barack O’bama, and I approved this message.”

Del Dolemonte on August 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Romney gave the employees stock options? He’s going to blow the doors off obama’s smear machine.

paul1149 on August 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Speaking of ads, here is a good one( via Drudge)

One shows a little girl raising her middle finger next to the message:

“Thanks Obama. You’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks and my retirement. You Jerk. Vote Mitt Romney For 2012!”

The finger is now covered in packing tape.

…..

Another billboard has a smiling photo of President Obama, with the communist hammer and sickle symbols on his shirt collar, next to the message:

“Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot. Obama – One Big A** Mistake America. Vote Mitt Romney For 2012!”

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/08/30/anti-obama-billboards-the-talk-of-hanson/

burrata on August 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Staples->staplers->usually black->racist

lorien1973 on August 30, 2012 at 5:17 PM

But he SAVED Staples! Surely that’s a good thing. But wait… that means he’s saying they NEEDED saving. Meaning Staples needed some sort of, say, “affirmative action” in order to get going… so OBVIOUSLY he’s implying that black people can’t do things for themselves! I guess that would be pretty racist… but I won’t hold my breath waiting for the left to jump on that particular boat.

CanofSand on August 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM

In the Steel Dynamics ad (#2) Didn’t anyone else catch that guy’s slip of the tongue at 1:05, when he said that Romney “allowed entrepreneurs to go out and do what they do best, to procreate…”

The dems will either make some hay with this if it’s not edited, or some of them might not think it’s a slip of the tongue and decide they want to work for Bain, what with all of the “procreating” going on over there.

kscheuller on August 30, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Time to choose
Bain Capital
or
Das Kapital

burrata on August 30, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Kudos! I’m stealing this and putting it on twitter, but I will H/T you.

Naturally Curly on August 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

9 vids and oh Nooooooes! What Bain built ….in Tampa alone.

A walk around the Tampa area — and even just around the convention center neighborhood — shows that Bain was hardly hiding. The companies it currently controls or has owned were right under our noses all along.

Buy Danish on August 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Wow…talk about a POWERFUL commercial and message…go to the website mentioned above and check out the Wesley Jessen (Fixing Businesses) ad. That one is REALLY good…and killer to Obama. In it, the guy (an immigrant) talks about how Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment is just insane, and how the reality is just the opposite: businesses succeed DESPITE the intervention of government. And then he goes on and says “government doesn’t create jobs…Mitt Romney creates jobs”. We need that one played everywhere!

Highlar on August 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM