President Barack Obama’s campaign released an ad Monday describing Mitt Romney’s job-creation record while governor of Massachusetts as “one of the worst” in the country.
The 62-second ad uses clips of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee praising his own economic leadership, before listing statistics to cast doubt on Romney’s claims.
“I speak the language of business,” Romney says in a clip lifted from C-SPAN. “I know how jobs are created.”
Then the ad’s narrator spouts off statistics: while Romney was governor, Massachusetts lost 40,000 jobs, twice the national average, and fell to 47th in job creation; Romney outsourced jobs to India, cut taxes for millionaires and raised them for the middle class and left the state $2.6 billion deeper in debt.
“Romney economics,” the narrator says, “didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.” (RELATED: Steve Forbes: Obama’s attempts to ‘demonize’ Romney will ‘backfire’)
The ad will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.