The Obama campaign does not paint a pretty picture of the presumptive GOP nominee in two new attack ads released on Wednesday.
“Mosaic” outlines hits Romney’s record as the governor of Massachusetts, specifically going after his cuts on services and tax cuts for the rich.
“As governor, Mitt Romney did cut taxes … on millionaires like himself,” the narrator says. “But he raised taxes and fees on everyone else … $1.5 billion.”
The narrator then lists over a dozen services where Romney supposedly raised fees: “Health care, on school bus rides, on milk, on driver’s licenses, one nursing homes, on lead poisoning prevention, on meat and poultry inspection, on fishermen and gun owners, on nurses, on electricians, on hospitals, on funeral homes, on mental health services, on hospice care, on elevator repair.”
The ad concludes with the campaign’s now-familiar kicker: “Romney economics didn’t work then, and won’t work now.”
The other ad, “Come and Go,” is familiar to other ads the Obama team has run against Romney’s Massachusetts record, including attacking him for outsourcing jobs to China, India and Mexico.
The Romney campaign called the ads a distortion, saying the Obama campaign is mischaracterizing his record in the Bay State.
“These misleading ads are the latest effort by the Obama campaign to distract attention from the president's failed policies that have led to high unemployment and falling incomes,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement. “Mitt Romney was a successful businessman and governor with a decades-long record of helping to create American jobs, in contrast to President Obama's hostility to free enterprise that has left millions of Americans out of work. It's still the economy and the American people aren't stupid.”
Both ads will air in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.