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Obama makes his case in 2 minute ad in Florida



President Obama seeks to make a direct connection with voters in Florida and other key states in a 2 minute ad in which he declares: "Today, I believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. But we have much more to do to get folks back to work and make the middle class secure again."

The unusually long ad is a closing argument of sorts -- coming as early voting gets under way -- and includes criticism of Mitt Romney ("He'd double down on the same trickle down policies that led to the crisis in the first place.") and Obama's plans for a second term. “Table” will air in New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, and Colorado, the campaign said.

The Romney campaign response:

“Four years ago, Barack Obama called it ‘unpatriotic’ to run up debts our children will have to pay. Yet in the time it takes his latest ad to run, our national debt grows by at least another $5 million," said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. "With $16 trillion in debt, 23 million Americans struggling for work, and spending out of control, President Obama’s record is clear: we can’t afford another four years that look like the last four years. Mitt Romney will strengthen the middle class, create 12 million new jobs and deliver what President Obama hasn’t – a real recovery

[Last modified: Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:54am]


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