Published On: Thu, Jun 14th, 2012

New Romney ad copies 2008 Obama ad which targeted John McCain

Obama Romney caricature cartoon


When the Republican National Committee released a web video hours after President Barack Obama’s “the private sector is doing fine” comment last Friday, it got plenty of attention for closely mirroring a 2008 ad that the Obama campaign ad ran against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz).

But the Romney campaign released a 30-second television spot on Thursday morning that was a mirror image of the 2008 Obama ad, just with different words and a different politician saying something unfortunate.

In 2008, the Obama ad quoted McCain saying that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong,” and ended with: “How can John McCain fix our economy if he doesn’t understand it’s broken?”

The Romney ad quotes Obama saying “the private sector is doing fine,” and ends with: “How can President Obama fix our economy if he doesn’t understand it’s broken?”

The Romney campaign even used the same music.

The Romney TV ad, “Doing Fine?”:

The Obama 2008 ad, “Fundamentals”:

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