New American Crossroads TV Ad Contrasts Obama’s Economic Promises – With What Actually Happened

American Crossroads launches $11m buy in eight states focusing on President’s hollow promises and lack of results on economy.

WASHINGTON – American Crossroads today launched a major new television ad contrasting Obama’s promises for the economic recovery against the record that his policies actually delivered.

Supported by an $11 million television buy, the new 30-second ad will run in eight states for ten days. The spot, entitled “Actually Happened,” will run in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. The ad highlights Obama’s promise that unemployment would decrease to 5.6% if Congress enacted his stimulus legislation, but shows that unemployment is far worse than he promised, and that Obama created massive debt in his first term instead of jobs.

The ad can be viewed here: Broadcast-quality versions are available upon request.

“Obama’s weak leadership has yielded weak results and a weaker America,” said American Crossroads president and CEO Steven Law. “Staying on Obama’s course means a weaker America every day – that’s what this election is about.”

The Crossroads groups are also separately launching approximately $4m in Senate ads today.

Crossroads also released another piece earlier asking some key questions.

Why did President Obama campaign in Las Vegas the same day as a terrorist attack on American citizens?

  • Why did President Obama snub foreign leaders and refuse meetings at the UN, in favor of exchanging banalities with Barbara Walters on The View?

The video contrasts these questionable actions by Obama with those of Presidents Clinton and Bush:

  • In response to the 1998 terrorist attacks on US embassies in Africa, President Clinton sent missiles.
  • President Bush met with world leaders in 2004 at the UN, in the middle of his re-election campaign.

Barack Obama has failed to lead – which is resulting in a diminished standing internationally, and a failing economy in America. Today’s video, and the activity Crossroads will launch this week, will reflect that truth.

American Crossroads is a non-profit 527 political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense through informed and effective political action. American Crossroads seeks to educate voters and empower citizens to hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable for where they stand. Paid for by American Crossroads. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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