A super PAC supporting Mitt Romney will launch a $3.1 million ad campaign in Iowa, another sign that the dethroned Republican presidential front-runner plans to make a play for the first-in-the-nation caucus state. The Washington Post reports that the first ad will take aim at President Obama.
The ad is sponsored by a group called Restore our Future, which is populated by former Romney campaign aides. The spot goes after Obama’s background, suggesting that the president hasn’t ever created jobs in any phase of his professional life. It then contrasts that background with Romney’s decades in the private sector and his experience “rescuing” the Salt Lake City Olympics, the Post reports.
“How many jobs did Barack Obama create as a community organizer? As a law professor?” the narrator says as the screen flashes a big zero. “Mitt Romney turned around dozens of American companies and helped create thousands of jobs.”
Ben LaBolt, press secretary for Obama's re-election campaign, said in a statement, “Before he was a politician, Mitt Romney was a corporate buyout specialist, eliminating jobs and bankrupting companies while pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Now, in the final days of the Iowa caucuses, his allies are riding to his rescue, spending millions of dollars in secret, undisclosed donations to promote a candidate who will put Wall Street profit ahead of middle class security.”