The Obama campaign has released a new TV ad using footage from Wednesday night’s debate to hit GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on his tax plan.
The 30-second spot starts with a clip of Romney from the debate saying “I’m not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. That’s not my plan.”
It’s followed by a clip of NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell saying “The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center concluded that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years.”
“Why won’t Romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks?” the narrator says. “Because according to experts, he’d have to raise taxes on the middle class or increase the deficit to pay for it.”
“If we can’t trust him here,” the narrator says over a picture of the debate stage, “How could we ever trust him here?” it ends over a picture of the Oval Office.
The ad, called “Trust,” will air here, and in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and Ohio, according to President Barack Obama’s campaign.
UPDATE: Curt Cashour, a spokesman for Romney’s campaign in Virginia, responded: “Last night, we saw the clear choice in this campaign. The President can’t defend his record of failure on jobs and the economy so he has to lie about Mitt Romney’s pro-growth economic policies.
“President Obama is the only candidate running on a plan to raise taxes on job creators and small business – this is one more reason he does not deserve a second term. Mitt Romney proved again last night that he is the candidate with a record of leadership and an economic plan that will lower tax rates for the middle class, foster upward mobility and increase take-home pay.”