Americans for Prosperity is launching a new TV ad in Colorado, New Mexico, and nine other battleground states aimed at winning over disillusioned 2008 Obama voters. The effort marks the second phase of an ad buy that is expected to be the largest in its history.
“AFP says it will spend $7 million airing the ad over the next week in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin,” reported USA Today.
Last week we profiled the first phase, which takes aim at Pres. Obama’s unfulfilled promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.
In the new ad, seen above, three former Obama voters express dismay with Pres. Obama, their comments reflecting dampened hopes and disappointment with his record.
Titled, “Has Pres. Obama earned your vote?” here’s part of the transcript of the one-minute ad from Politico…
Richard: “In 2008 I voted for President Obama with no reluctance.”
Robin: He presented himself as something different.”
Maria: “I had hoped that the new president would bring new jobs, not major layoffs, not people going through major foreclosures on their homes.”
The ad closes with the text: “Has President Obama earned your vote? It’s time for a change.”
The new TV ad is part of a larger $27 million campaign announced last week by AFP, which is comprised of “citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity,” stated the AFP in a press release. AFP maintains chapters in 34 states including Colorado and New Mexico.