Tuesday night’s Mitt Romney pile-on continues today with two web ads that hit the former Massachusetts governor on health care, on immigration, and on his wealth.
This ad from the Rick Perry camp, which splices together soundbites from Romney interviews and from the debate, underscores Romney’s changing position on health care and ties to illegal workers. Key line? Romney at the debate: “I’m running for office for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals.”
And this one from Priorities USA, founded by two former Obama aides, hits Romney over his wealth. A statement from Bill Burton, Senior Strategist for Priorities USA Action, linking Romney to Bush suggests that the Democrats will try to run a version of the 2008 campaign--i.e. Bush bad, Obama good.
UPDATE: The Romney campaign sends over this response:
“Mitt Romney has a tax plan that cuts taxes for the middle class. This is another pathetic attempt by President Obama’s political machine to distract attention from their non-existent record on creating jobs. Just this morning, we learned that an unprecedented 26 million people are unemployed, underemployed or have stopped looking for work – and President Obama has no plan to deal with it. Barack Obama put forward a second stimulus bill that has been rejected by Congress, and he has yet to offer any alternative.” – Gail Gitcho, Romney spokesman