The Obama Administration is at odds with Israel, and the Romney campaign is at odds with… itself? Meanwhile, the entire Middle East (and many other places where America has diplomatic missions) are going up in flames. Literally.
But the Romney folks aren’t exactly planning to change their rules of engagement, Save Jerseyans. They’ve decided to turn their focus away from the Libya/Egypt conflagration in favor of a long-lost issue… the Chinese trade deficit!
New television spots will begin airing in several battleground states today; both ads feature Mitt Romney — with slightly mussed hair — attempting to substantively contrast his proposed economic action items with the incumbent president’s abysmal record in concise, 30-second segments. There’s no doubt about what they’re trying to accomplish, particularly with Mitt’s favorability ratings continuing to trail the President’s (beyond all comprehension) and his battleground polling position still lagging in key “rust belt” states where “China” is actually a 4-letter word. It’s okay if Mitt is down 1 or 2 points in Florida and Virginia seven weeks out — that’s doable. Down 4-5 points in Ohio at this point in the race? Not good, although it’s equally clear that the Romney folks are hoping repetition in high doses does the trick.
New Romney TV Ad #1: “Failing American Families”
New Romney TV Ad #2: “The Romney Plan”