Romney already up with new ad on heels of debate

Just hours after last night’s debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is up with a new ad using clips from his contentious face-off with President Barack Obama.

Titled “The Choice,” the ad begins with Romney stating that the president’s “policies haven’t worked” at the Hempstead, New York debate.

“Median income is down $4,300 a family and 23 million Americans out of work,” Romney says. “He said that he’d cut in half the deficit.”

He goes on to accuse the president of putting Medicare and Social Security at risk.

“That’s what this election is about. It’s about who can get the middle class in this country a bright and prosperous future and assure our kids the kind of hope and optimism they deserve,” Romney says.

“Look no further than Mitt Romney’s new ad to learn how poor his performance was last night,” responded Obama campaign spokeswoman Danny Kanner, saying Romney of wanting to turn Medicare into a voucher program and cut Social Security benefits for future retirees.

“As the President said last night, Romney the corporate buyout specialist would never invest in the sketchy deal he’s pitching today – $5 trillion in tax cuts favoring the wealthy and $2 trillion in new military spending the Pentagon didn’t ask for with no plan to pay for it,” he added.