President Barack Obama’s campaign has released a new TV ad here and in several other battleground states featuring former President Bill Clinton talking about the economy.
The 30-second spot shows Clinton speaking directly to camera, saying “This election to me is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.
“This is a clear choice. The Republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper income people and go back to deregulation. That’s what got us in trouble in the first place,” he says.
“President Obama has a plan to rebuild America from the ground up, investing in innovation, education and job training. It only works if there is a strong middle class. That’s what happened when I was president. We need to keep going with his plan.”
The ad, “Clear Choice ” will air here and in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.
Amanda Henneberg of Romney’s Virginia campaign responded that “middle-class families are working harder and harder for less and less. 23 million Americans are struggling for employment, incomes have fallen, costs have risen, and the deficit has climbed past $1 trillion for the fourth straight year.”
She said Romney will use his private-sector experience to “offer a new direction. He will jumpstart economic growth, creating 12 million jobs and bringing hope to the middle class.”