October 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm
In the final stretch of the presidential campaign, American Crossroads unveiled two new television ads in Florida pounding President Obama on his failure to turn the economy around. All told, the new buy in Florida totals $2.1 million and airs for one week.
The first ad, “At Stake,” features actor-director-producer Clint Eastwood, who attracted attention earlier this year when he delivered a speech opposite an empty chair at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
“Through the last few years, America’s been knocked down. Twenty-three million people can’t find full-time work, and we borrow $4 billion every single day, much of it from China,” Eastwood says in the spot.
“When someone doesn’t get the job done, you have to hold them accountable. Obama’s second term would be a rerun of the first and our country just couldn’t survive that,” Eastwood continues. “We need someone who can turn it around fast, and that man is Mitt Romney. There’s not much time left, and the future of our country is at stake.”
The second, entitled “Bow,” assails Obama’s China policy, accusing the president of not standing up to the country when it violates trade agreements.
“The more Obama borrows from China, the more we’ll have to bow to China,” the ad’s narrator says over an image of the president bowing to Chinese President Hu Jintao.