Obama Finally Releases an Ad Against ’47 Percent’ Comment (VIDEO)
Matt | On 24, Sep 2012
Team Obama is a bit late to the attack ad party about Mitt Romney’s comments last week regarding “47 percent” of Americans.
They finally put out an ad, though a pretty mild one, to help frame the debate over the 47 percent of Americans who pay no federal income tax. Obama points out that Romney has millions of dollars offshored in bank accounts in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. They also remind viewers that it is the president’s job to serve everyone — not just the select few that will hand him victory in November.
I wanted to see the president come harder than he did in this ad. This gaffe was a golden nugget handed to Team Obama that they have been slow to wield. Republicans would have been all over this if it were the president saying these things about half of the country.