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Obama TV Ad Hits Romney on Massachusetts Debt
ABC News ^ | June 12 2012 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 06/12/2012 5:21:09 AM PDT by Zakeet

President Obama’s re-election campaign has spent weeks trying to drive home the point that Massachusetts was at the back of the pack in job growth under Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, a new campaign TV ad touts a stat on which Romney’s state surged to the front — per capita debt.

“Number One,” a 30-second spot, claims Massachusetts debt grew $2.6 billion during Romney’s tenure between 2003 and 2007 to $18 billion, or $4,153 per person, according to Moody’s 2007 State Debt Medians cited in the ad.

“First in debt. Forty-seventh in job creation. That’s Romney economics,” the ad says.

The tag line encapsulates Democrats’ argument against candidate Romney of 2012, discrediting his pitch for the presidency as an accomplished businessman and state chief executive by highlighting his record in office from less than a decade ago.

The ad will air in nine battleground states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia — as part of an ad campaign described by aides as a “significant buy.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; badgovromney; obama; romney; romney4morefees; romney4moreillegals; romney4moretaxes
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To: Zakeet

That Romney got any success in deep blue Taxachusetts is noteworthy. Better to have a RINO president than the incompetent marxist in chief.
Hey we gotta go to the dance with Mittens come November like it or not.

21 posted on 06/12/2012 6:12:56 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: theshadow3581

re: ilovesarah2012: Mass. unemployment

Your post should become an outline for a Romney campaign ad.

22 posted on 06/12/2012 6:13:58 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: edpc
I agree and think your suggestion should be sent to the Romney campaign. I saw the Obama ad and my eyes began rolling Inadvertently. Romney should just have a commercial with a snotty little Obama looking kid who blows a raspberry at you and says ‘I am rubber you are glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.’. That's exactly what Obama is acting like.
23 posted on 06/12/2012 6:16:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: NE Cons; ilovesarah2012
Folks face it, we are stuck with Romney. Crying and whining about it helps no one. One of these two will be President for 4 years.

Roger that! It is what it is, period. Wishful thinking at this point for woulda shoulda coulda is absolutely pointless, especially when the perfect response to this ad is to run the Post Turtle's quote about the private sector from Friday. Far different from 2001 I would say when considering the issues of today.

Get Romney in there and then hold his feet to the fire by electing as many true conservative, tea party types to the local, state and federal representative offices as possible. His role as an administrator will be just as predictable by the people he had to work with, then and now.

If he fails, then we have the primary process to go through again in four, only this time those people you voted into the lower chambers will be the determining factor on whether open primaries still exist. Only then will we have the ability to nominate a true conservative with bold differences as did the people of Wisconsin. There is a huge lesson to be learned from that recall election.

24 posted on 06/12/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Principled
I am no fan of Romney

That said, everyone knew he was running for President when he was Governor. I would be interested to see the difference in applications for federal aid and programs by the democrat house members and senators and democrat legislators. I know for a fact that a majority of his vetoes (primarily fiscal) were overridden.

It is easy for the collectivists to manipulate the system when we work within a collectivist system. Like it or not, today our government(s) operate on a basis of primary planning at the federal level and the states are beholding to them for their budgets and preferential placement economically, been happening for a long time- see republican party in mid 1800's, tariffs and subsidies were one factor among many that bred the resentment that culminated with the civil war Those that know that system can make any governor or representative look ineffective while making those that are destroying the economy look like saviors.

Mitt Romney is a central planner. He will promote the concept of collectivism, not to the degree that Obama does, that is little consolation. But he played for the wrong team and the players on the other side targeted him and were willing to manipulate the system to discredit him; the sad fact that they hurt others in doing so seems to be acceptable collateral damage.

25 posted on 06/12/2012 6:21:19 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: mazda77

I get the feeling that the GOP establishment doesn’t want a true conservative (fiscal and social) nominated. I don’t see than changing in four years. I wish we had a serious third party.

26 posted on 06/12/2012 6:23:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: nobamanomore
Folks here hate Romney. Fine... JimRob despises him, it's his site and he sets the rules... But... I don't see him actively campaigning against Romney- he said he will vote down-ticket

Others are non-stop hate against Romney and are trying to dissuade other from voting for him... Don't they realize that depressing the vote for the top of the ticket will have a huge impact on those GOP and conservative candidates downstream?

What really bothers me is when these folks latch on to ridiculous charges made by the real enemy- the MusKenyanMarxist as though it was factual... Such as the dog riding on top of the roof (these folks said he's an animal abuser) or the incident 50 years ago (they said he's a bully and mean)... Basically, adopting the left's BS to use against Romney... If the same charges were leveled against their preferred candidate, you think they'd accept it wholesale? Right...

Romney IS a flawed candidate.. But like I keep saying... He's the ONLY person in the world standing in the way of another 4 years Of absolute disaster and annihilation

27 posted on 06/12/2012 6:28:30 AM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: Zakeet
How do the Obama people think they can criticize anyone on debt?
28 posted on 06/12/2012 6:29:26 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: PghBaldy
How do the Obama people think they can criticize anyone on debt?

Exactly. I wonder what the share per person is of the rampant socialist bail-out-the-public-employees stimulus bills, the nightmarish Obamacare and the billions spent on "green jobs"?
29 posted on 06/12/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Zakeet

Zero has no business criticizing anyone about debt and job creation, but the liberalism of the ‘Republican’ candidate made an ad like this inevitable.

30 posted on 06/12/2012 6:53:46 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: uncbob

Then high-minded “independent” voters should put up a viable candidate instead of the jokes they’ve supplied in the past. Until they do, they can STFU and deal with the limited choices we have like the rest of us.

31 posted on 06/12/2012 7:01:16 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: uncbob

Actually by the end of his time as governor, MA. had surplus monies. Sorry obama.

32 posted on 06/12/2012 7:30:11 AM PDT by Jake8898
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To: avacado
"But is it true?"

Even if the numbers they give are true, it works out to $600 per person for four years of Romney, compared with actual numbers of $17,000 per person for four years of Obama.

33 posted on 06/12/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: uncbob

Romney has been running the exact opposite of an apathetic campaign, many here have commented on his aggressiveness.

34 posted on 06/12/2012 7:59:47 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: NE Cons

“Don’t they realize that depressing the vote for the top of the ticket will have a huge impact on those GOP and conservative candidates downstream?”

Their actions make perfect sense when you take into account that most of them are democRat infiltrators.

35 posted on 06/12/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Zakeet

Sorry, Obama calling Mittens on a debt issue is like the worlds biggest dumbass calling someones else dumb.

36 posted on 06/12/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: mazda77
the post turle

I love that... while hating it, too.

37 posted on 06/12/2012 9:43:40 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Romney’s “the president is out of touch” rings hollow to me considering Romney probably has no idea how much a gallon of milk costs.

Stupid, pointless sucker question. I'm not looking for Romney to shop for me.(Do you know what a gallon of milk costs? I guarantee you, it will vary at least a dollar depending on where you live, where you buy it and when you buy it. What's the "right" price?)

In case you are out of touch, this remark was in response to BO's asinine remark that the private sector was doing just fine, but the public sector was suffering. That's the epitome of "out of touch"

I thought most Freepers were a little more intelligent than to gripe that there's "no difference" between Romney and the Communist. B.S.! Romney isn't my first choice, either - or even my second or third. But I'd take anyone on the Republican side over this Stalin-wannabe.

BO is DANGEROUSLY stupid & power-hungry (witness what's going on in the BO "Justice" Department) and will be emboldened by a re-election. And I love to say "I told you so."

38 posted on 06/12/2012 10:09:49 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: Jake8898

Sorry, RomneyBOT-on-his-KNEES.

Mr. RomneyCARE TANKED Massachusetts,
and the debt from RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE
and Romney’s BIG DIG coverup CONTINUE.

39 posted on 06/12/2012 10:13:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nevermore

I don’t like Romney at all. I don’t like anything about him. I will only vote for him because I really, really hate Obama. I am having a difficult time seeing how a Romney presidency will change America for the better. Nevertheless, I will vote for anyone to defeat Obama.

40 posted on 06/12/2012 10:14:31 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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