New Obama ad reminds voters of economic woes ‘before THIS president took the oath’by George Bennett | May 7th, 2012
Obama’s new “Go” ad, above, and Reagan’s 1984 “It’s Morning In America” spot.
President Obama‘s reelection campaign isn’t declaring that “it’s morning in America” as Ronald Reagan did in 1984, but a new 60-second ad airing in Florida and eight other swing states proclaims that “we’re coming back.”
Reagan’s memorable reelection ad highlighted America’s recovery from recession and concludes: “Under the leadership of President Reagan, our country is prouder and stronger and better. Why would we ever want to return to where we were less than four short years ago?”
Obama’s ad puts the comparison to the previous administration at the beginning. The first quarter of it details the economic meltdown that took place in 2008 — “all before this president (emphasis in the ad) took the oath.” Later, the narrator says, “We’re not there yet. It’s still too hard for too many. But we’re coming back.”
The ad also trumpets the killing of Osama bin Laden, the withdrawal of troops from the unpopular war in Iraq and the auto industry bailouts as successes.
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