President Obama talked about the economy Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. (WhiteHouse.gov)

Well that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after President Obama commented that his "policies are on the ballot" in the 2014 election, Sen. Pat Roberts's (R-Kan.) campaign became what appears to be the first Republican -- of many to come -- to use the remarks in a campaign ad.

This ad from Kansas Senate candidate Pat Roberts (R) says that a vote for Roberts's opponent, Greg Orman (I), is a vote for the "Obama agenda." (Pat Roberts via YouTube)

As The Fix Boss wrote shortly after Obama's comments on Thursday, they were basically a gift-wrapped campaign ad for Republicans trying to tie red-state Democrats to Obama's unpopularity.

The Fix team wasn't entirely prescient, though. I predicted that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or former senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) would be the first to launch ads featuring the comments. Roberts beat them to the punch, it would seem.

Update 10:06 a.m.: OK, I was kind of right. We don't have a tale of the tape as to who was first, but Brown's campaign is up with a web video featuring Obama's comments. Of course, it's all pretty academic, because very soon basically every Republican will be running this same ad.

Scott Brown (R-N.H.) released this ad with comments President Obama made on the economy on Oct. 2 to slam his opponent, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D). (Scott Brown via YouTube)

Update 1:05 p.m.: And now McConnell's campaign is right on cue.