New Obama ad answers question of "better off"
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – In his latest campaign ad, President Barack Obama answered Mitt Romney’s question of “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”
Entitled “The Question,” the ad is the Obama campaign’s strongest response yet to the Republican presidential candidate’s argument that Americans are not better off this year compared to 2008 when the president took office.
During the early stages of the campaign, Obama surrogates have struggled to craft an answer to that question. After the Republicans made it a major topic for discussion in the campaign, the Democrats quickly shifted gear.
The ad goes on to say that during the Obama administration the economy managed to bounce back from the worst string of job losses in 20 years and has produced 30 straight months of growth in the private sector labor market, creating 4.6 million new jobs as a result.
The narrator in the ad readily admits that things are not quite there yet at the same time challenges voters to answer the real question for this year’s election: Whose plan is better? It mentioned the president’s plan that includes making the wealthy carry more of the tax burden, promoting clean energy and reducing the budget deficit.
Romney has hammered the president on the campaign trail by reminding people that the unemployment rate continues to hover above 8 per cent and the federal debt is now at an excess of $16tn.
The Obama campaign argues that the president should be given more time to completely reverse the course of the economy that was weakened by the previous administration.
The ad is scheduled to air in key battleground states of Florida, New Hampshire, Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada, said the Obama campaign.