In his most direct appeal to voters to date, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney today released a new TV ad making the case for his economic policies and the impact he says they will have on low-income and middle-class families.
The 1-minute ad, titled “Too Many Americans,” Romney, dressed casually, speaks directly to camera about his vision.
Romney begins by talking of the nation’s lingering economic woes, noting that more Americans are living in poverty now than when Obama took office.
He then credits the president’s character, but hits his policies.
“President Obama and I both care about poor and middle-class families. The difference is my policies will make things better for them,” he says. “We shouldn’t measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. We should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job.”
Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith called the ad “more of the evasiveness that his campaign has become known for.”
“He pays lip service to working Americans, but doesn’t name a single policy to strengthen the middle class,” she said. “With 41 days left, Mitt Romney has limited time to level with the American people about what he’d do if elected. As each day passes, he continues to fail to do that.”