New Romney Ad Attacks Obama On Campaign Tactics

The Romney camp on Friday released a new ad entitled “What Happened?”, attacking President Barack Obama for doing exactly what he accused his opponent, John McCain, of doing in 2008: using “scare tactics.”

The video uses footage of Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado, where Obama spoke about how candidates who don’t have anything to run on use scare tactics to entice voters.

In 2008, Obama said, “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. … You make a big election about small things.”

It’s these tactics that the Romney ad accuses the president of practicing given the recent barrage of attack ads the Obama campaign has released about Romney’s record at Bain Capital.

The Romney campaign hopes to reveal to voters the extent to which Obama has changed his campaigning style since he became president, and shoot down some of the outsourcing charges made against Romney as of late.

Tags: ,

About TRNS Washington Desk

View all posts by TRNS Washington Desk
TRNS Washington Desk
News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Listen: Jindal Says 2016 Decision Could Come Mid-June

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R)

Jindal is waiting until Louisiana wraps up its current legislative session.

Report: DoJ Leaning Toward Opposing Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Photo/TRNS

According to the report, lawyers have raised concerns that the proposed merger by Comcast would harm consumers.

Obama And Italian Leader Pledge Cooperation Over Extremism

Obama and the Prime Minister agreed that Italy is at a particular risk because of its geographic proximity to North Africa where violent extremism has grown in the last several years

Obama Defends New Trade Deal Policy

The new trade deal leaves some Democrats fearful of job outsourcing and lax labor and environmental regulations

Federal Court To Hear Arguments Over Obama’s Immigration Orders

The Obama administration is requesting an emergency stay on a ruling from a Texas judge who halted the president’s executive orders

Restoration

Thom Hartmann

Some activists are looking for natural solutions to climate change.