Romney copies Obama 2008 ad to pounce on Obama’s ‘private sector is doing fine’ remarkby George Bennett | June 14th, 2012
Romney’s new ad (above) and Obama’s 2008 ad (below) drip with similar incredulity over economic statements by their rivals.
Mitt Romney‘s new TV ad pounding President Obama for saying “the private sector is doing fine” is meant to seem familiar. It has the same music, style and nearly identical punchline as Obama’s 2008 ad skewering Republican foe John McCain for saying “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” during bleak times.
Obama’s 2008 ad practically wrote itself. After reciting dire economic statistics, it showed a clip of McCain’s remark, repeated it with a question mark, showed the clip again, then concluded: “How can John McCain fix our economy if he doesn’t understand it’s broken?”
Romney’s 2012 ad recites bad economic indicators, shows Obama’s comment, repeats it with a question mark, shows the comment again, then concludes: “How can President Obama fix our economy if he doesn’t understand it’s broken?”