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November 22, 2011


Romney Attacks Obama in First Ad

Just as President Obama visits New Hampshire, Mitt Romney runs his first advertisement in the state and it's all about the president.

First Read: "Strikingly, Romney's first ad is NEGATIVE. It blames Obama on the economy and then pivots (with soaring string music) to what Romney wants to do... With grainy video, ominous music and President Obama with an echo, Romney's ad uses this seemingly damning line from Obama: 'If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.'"

But, as the New York Times points out, the line, "which is perhaps the spot's most devastating moment, is also the one that seems to be the most taken out of context. In fact, at the time, Mr. Obama was referring to something that an aide to his then opponent, Senator John McCain of Arizona, had said in reference to the McCain campaign -- not Mr. Obama, then or now."

Here's the ad:














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