It’s on: Obama ad hits Romney on Swiss bank account

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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If there was ever any doubt that Joe Biden was serving as a sort of canary in the mine, this should put an end to it. A few weeks ago, the vice president floated a trial balloon, asking: “Hey, how many of y’all have a Swiss bank account?” Predictably, that line of argument has now worked its way into an Obama TV ad:

Most of the ad consists of typical political attacks. For example, it accuses Romney of “shipping American jobs…over seas.”

But things take a turn for the personal, when the narrator says: “It’s just what you’d expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account.”

Team Romney responds:

“With the worst job creation record in modern history and the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression, President Obama is trying to distract Americans from the real issues with a series of sideshows. Unable to defend his failed record of 23 million Americans struggling for work, wasteful boondoggles like Solyndra, skyrocketing national debt, and unacceptably high energy prices, President Obama has once again resorted to attacking Mitt Romney. The American people have suffered enough over the last three years and deserve better.” – Amanda Henneberg, Romney Campaign Spokesperson

Matt K. Lewis