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New RNC Ad Attempts To Use Obama’s Words Against Him

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New RNC Ad Attempts To Use Obama’s Words Against Him

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The Republican National Committee is out with its latest national TV spot, hanging the economy around Obama’s neck in the context of promises made during his acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver:

Only problem here is that most Americans, according to polls–even if they disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy–still attribute significant blame to Bush. Almost all of the horrendous economic statistics in the ad reflect the anemic period from January-March 2009, when Obama inherited the Bush economy in a tailspin.

Key to his reelection hopes is a positive message that things are improving but that also acknowledges the immense pain still being felt. Obama managed, despite journalists’ fretting to the contrary, to connect with the economically fearful in the fall of 2008; he needs to do so again in 2012.

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Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is the political correspondent and staff reporter at The National Memo. Previously, he was a staff reporter at The East Hampton Star, where he wrote about politics and the arts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a B.A. in political science. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewt_ny

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  1. OleCal July 14, 2011

    It is ludicrous to watch the Republicans dance and do the smoke and mirrors thing when they are called upon to explain or detail their charges as in the adds. Saw a Senator the other evening who got angry when a talk show host asked him to define the positive changes that their proposals would bring. They are OWNED by the Banks and Financial Interests.

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