Mitt Romney's campaign released two new television spots, one promising a tough line on China in a pitch to the middle class and the other saying that President Obama is “failing” American families on spending and the national debt.
In the first spot, entitled “The Romney Plan,” Romney, speaking in a sit-down-style interview, proclaims that “Trade has to work for America. That means crack down on cheaters like China. It means open up new markets.”
Romney has taken a hard line on China for alleged currency manipulation, a subject the Obama administration has tried to finesse. The Associated Press reported on Monday that the Obama administration was planning on taking trade action against China over auto subsidies.
In the 30-second spot, Romney promises to tackle the deficit and “champion small business,” and repeats a campaign promise that he will add 12 million jobs in his first four years as president.
In the second ad, entitled “Failing American Families,” Romney takes on Obama over the debt and spending, attacking the president for a recent announcement by the Treasury Department that the national debt had grown to $16 trillion.
Romney is then shown in a speech, saying, “We have a moral responsibility not to spend more than we take in. We can’t keep buying and spending and passing on debts to our kids. And I’ll stop it.”
A voiceover ends thus: “Barack Obama. More Spending. More Debt. Failing American Families.”