One week after the release of secretly taped videos of Mitt Romney from a private fundraiser sent his poll numbers into a tailspin, the Obama campaign is using the controversial comments in a new television commercial that began running Monday.
In the 30 second ad, the narrator gets straight to the point, saying “Mitt Romney attacked 47% of Americans who pay no income tax, including veterans, the elderly and disabled."
The narrator refers to the secret video clips released last Monday in Mother Jones of Romney at a private fundraiser in Florida in May. The material, recorded without the candidate’s knowledge, showed the Republican challenger telling the audience that 47% of voters are dependent on the government, see themselves as victims, and would “vote for the president no matter what.”
One of the clips is incorporated in the new spot. “My job is not to worry about those people,” Romney says while standing at the podium.
The narrator then asks viewers “Doesn’t the President have to worry about everyone?”
“Mitt Romney paid just 14.1 percent in taxes last year,” says the narrator, claiming that “he keeps millions in Bermuda and the Cayman islands.”
The spot ends with the narrator saying "Maybe instead of attacking others on taxes, Romney should come clean on his."
Just don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen!