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.

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