There are two new ads that use a different approach to convincing voters: silence.
Instead of featuring an argument for one candidate, or instead of an attack against another candidate's opponent, the ads try to cut through the noise with calm and simplicity.
The first is from the group American for Prosperity. The ad features a family simply--and glumly--sitting around a dinner table. Toward the end, the text on the screen reads, "12.1 Million Americans Unemployed. It's time to try something different."
The second ad is from Richard Tisei, a Massachusetts Republican congressional candidate. The ad, after announcing the candidate's approval, cuts to a beach scene, with seagulls gently squeaking in the background. The beach featured is Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester.
President Obama has just released this ad, which highlights the financial crisis of four years ago and then claims that, under Obama, the drop in employment has been reversed, and we're back on the right track for the middle class. Mitt Romney would be well served to run the following 30-second ad in response (based on the federal government's own figures):
Last night, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told the Republican convention, "College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”
Bill Bennett suggested on his radio show this morning that the Romney-Ryan campaign (or someone else) cut an ad to make famous these remarks (delivered a year ago at the University of North Carolina) about Paul Ryan by Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles:
The following clip would make a nice 30-second ad:
In response to President Obama's comment, "We tried our plan—and it worked," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released the following ad, contrasting that statement with what CBS called, "the worst economic recovery America has ever had." Watch here:
A new television advertisement from the campaign of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacks President Barack Obama's campaign for spreading lies and dishonest attacks. Watch the ad, titled "No Evidence," here:
The Emergency Committee for Israel announced today that its "Time To Act" will be hitting airwaves in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Already, the spot has aired in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Watch here: