The PJ Tatler

'What Happened?'

Today the Romney campaign has released a new ad, which uses nothing but lines from Barack Obama’s 2008 Democratic Convention speech. The ad follows days of the Obama campaign painting Mitt Romney as an outsourcer, a secretive capitalist, even a felon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiLzhspzLdU

AD FACTS: Script For “What Happened?”

VIDEO TEXT: “2008 Democratic Convention”

VIDEO TEXT: “Denver, Colorado”

SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.”

  • SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.” (Sen. Barack Obama, “Remarks,” Denver, CO 8/28/08)

VIDEO TEXT: “POLITICO: ‘Obama Plan: Destroy Romney’”

  • Politico Headline: “Obama Plan: Destroy Romney” (Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin, “Obama Plan: Destroy Romney,” Politico, 8/9/11)

SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.”

  • SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.” (Sen. Barack Obama, “Remarks,” Denver, CO 8/28/08)

VIDEO TEXT: “The Washington Post: The Obama Outsourcing Attacks ‘Misleading, Unfair And Untrue’”

  • The Washington Post: “On Just About Every Level, This Ad Is ‘Misleading, Unfair And Untrue…” “The Obama campaign fails to make its case. On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue, from the use of “corporate raider” to its examples of alleged outsourcing.  Simply repeating the same debunked claims won’t make them any more correct.” (Glenn Kessler, “4 Pinocchios For Obama’s Newest Anti-Romney Ad,” The Washington Post, 6/21/12)

SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “You make a big election about small things.”

  • SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “You make a big election about small things.” (Sen. Barack Obama, “Remarks,” Denver, CO 8/28/08)

VIDEO TEXT: “We Expect More From A President.”

MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”