While Barack Obama tours America touting his jobs bill, GOP super PAC American Crossroads is tracking him with TV ads trashing the jobs bill.
From Politico’s Playbook:
EXCLUSIVE: American Crossroads, the big GOP outside group, today launches a stalking, er, bracketing operation, using paid ads to focus on President Obama’s jobs plan as he travels to promote it across the country. This evening the president is in St. Louis for two fundraisers. A new ad, “Don’t,” started last night and will run through tomorrow in St. Louis on broadcast stations plus CNN and Fox, with a total buy of $50,000 over three days. The ad features former President Clinton saying the Buffett tax “won’t solve the problem.” Crossroads plans to use similar versions of the ad to bracket other Obama appearances over the next few months.
The Grand Old Pummeler also has a paid web video campaign on Yahoo featuring the same ad:
[FEMALE NARRATOR] He raised our hopes. He seemed to understand. [OBAMA] The last thing you want to do is to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. [NARRATOR] But today, he’s different.
That’s the consistent theme the Republican apparatchiks have struck, almost always with a female voiceover: Obama spoke so eloquently, he raised our hopes, then he dashed them.
Speak softly, carry a big stick. Works just about every time.