Crossroads GPS attacks Obama in six swing states
By Rachel Weiner,
A Republican-affiliated outside group is making a major ad buy to attack President Obama in six swing states.
In an ad called “Too Much,” Crossroads GPS attacks the administration over high gas prices. There’s $1.7 million behind the ad, which is airing in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia.<iframe width=”500” height=”284” src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/leD4QRojfR0” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen></iframe>
“No matter how Obama spins it, gas costs too much,” the narrator says, faulting the president for “taking credit for other people’s hard work.”
Obama has cited the rise in domestic oil production. But it really should be credited to Bush administration policies, because government extraction plans take years to affect production.
Nonprofits like Crossroads GPS can only make issue ads about policy issues, so the ad asks viewers to call President Obama and ask him to “work to pass better energy policies.”
American Crossroads, the group’s affiliated super PAC, anticipates having over $200 million in the bank to help defeat Obama. The group plans to launch its major ad offensive for May through July.