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Campaign 2012

Eerie Santorum Ad: 'Welcome to Obamaville'

 

 

Like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, the Santorum campaign is out with a new ad attacking President Obama, and it may not be suitable for young viewers.

As crows perch over a quiet, seemingly abandoned Midwestern town, muddied leaves scatter across the lonely streets. The air moans, as a park remains empty—children’s laughter gone. “Imagine a small, American town two years from now if Obama is reelected,” a deep-voiced man says to what may now be an uneasy audience.

These are the opening images of Santorum’s new minute-long ad, which teases an eight-part Web series coming from the Santorum campaign, describing the failures of the Obama administration and the U.S. economy with a strong helping of hyperbole.

 

“Small businesses are struggling and families are worried about their jobs and their future,” the narrator says. “The wait to see a doctor is ever increasing. Gas prices through the roof, and their freedom of religion under attack.”

The people of this town, the narrator says gravely, must deal with the threat of a nuclear Iran. TVs flicker with images of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, cutting to President Obama for a split second.

“Welcome to a place where one president's failed policies really hit home,” the narrator says. “Welcome to Obamaville, more than a town, a cautionary tale, coming soon to ricksantorum.com.”

The Obama campaign released its own longer-form ad—a “documentary,” they called it—just weeks ago, with a far cheerier demeanor. That film, which ran 17 minutes, focused on Obama's achievements, with only a muted reference to Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

 

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