President Barack Obama's campaign released a web video attacking GOP presidential nominee for comments he made Friday at a campaign stop in Iowa.
The 1 minute 27 second ad, titled "Mitt Romney's Massachusetts Plan: It Didn't Work Then, It Won't Work Now," shows Romney on the stump criticizing Obama, saying, "(President Obama) says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people."
The video then continues on from lat week's focus from the Obama Campaign, including a TV ad running in Virginia, attacking Romney on his time as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.
It features a number of elected officials from Massachusetts who say Romney was economically bad for the state, including Mass. state Rep. Jay Kaufman who says, "All the local services - schools, fire, police, all the basic services we rely on - are the poorer for Mitt Romney's administration." The visuals on the screen interspersed with the speakers, show media reports of service cuts by the Romney administration, such as an Associated Press headline from Feb. 18, 2004, which reads, "Report: About 2,000 teaching positions lost in two years."
Curt Cashour, the Romney campaign's Virginia communications director offered the following response Monday to the Obama campaign video:
“President Obama’s opinion that the private sector is ‘doing fine’ shows how out of touch he is with what’s happening in America. The president has had three and a half years to get the economy growing again, and it hasn’t worked. 23 million Americans are struggling for work and the economy remains stuck in neutral. But President Obama is doubling down on policies that are hostile to job creators and have impeded economic growth. Mitt Romney will do what President Obama hasn’t – get the American economy back on the right track.”