The Race to Define Mitt Romney

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Otterbein University April 27, 2012 in Westerville, Ohio. (Getty)

In a two-minute advertisement posted on the website, President Barack Obama's campaign team attacks Mitt Romney's record on Bain Capital. The ad paints a picture of Romney as a job killer, who put Americans out of work and "sucked the life out of [them]." As one person featured in the ad says, "it was like watching an old friend bleed to death." In response, Romney team has put out its own ad, hailing Romney as a job creator who can save struggling American cities.

Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reviews the competing ads and assess whether which character description of Romney is more likely to stick with voters.


Todd Zwillich

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Arwa Gunja

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Mar. 06 2013 11:38 PM

How about "swift moving" on Medicare and Social Security which is going broke in the near future or do we deride those like Rep. Ryan and wait for the crash to so something? Isn't demanding greater regulations on banks when they make money and when they lose money just an excuse for expanding government which cannot regulate themselves and their own programs to the tune of trillions? more interest in Corzine or does that not fit the narrative?

May. 15 2012 10:39 AM

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