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Campaign 2012

Disenchanted Obama Voters Featured in Convention Video


A video that will air on Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention will feature purported disenchanted Obama voters who say they’ll be voting for Mitt Romney this time around.


The two-and-a-half minute video, called Switchers, shows three voters who say that while they supported Obama four years ago, that they are concerned about the debt and deficit, China, the new health care law, and “the overspending.”

Says one man: “I had high hopes for President Obama like all the other millions of people that voted for him – didn’t turn out that way.”

Says another: “We didn’t get ‘Hope and Change,’ we got deficit. And unemployment."


A woman proclaims that she caucused for Obama, went to his rallies, and “even donated to his campaign,” but things have changed: “As a co-owner of a small-business, I’m not supporting Barack Obama this time because I just don’t see things getting better.” She said her business has shrunk from 13 employees to seven.

The “switchers” manage to cite all the Romney positives:  his business and Olympic experience and his ability to get things done as governor in “liberal” Massachusetts.

The video strikes a similar theme to an advertisement released earlier this month by an independent conservative group that featured other disappointed Obama voters.

The Democratic National Committee tried to get ahead of tonight's convention theme, 'We Built It' -- a dig on an earlier Obama comment on small businesses -- by releasing a video attacking Romney over his business record.

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