A new ad slated to start airing this weekend targets Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for opposing Iran sanctions:
The ad is being sponsored by the Emergency Committee for Israel.
"The ad contrasts Rep. Wasserman Schultz's very public pro-Israel rhetoric and tough talk on Iran with her behind the scenes obstruction of a new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill," ECI says in a press release accompanying the release of the ad.
"The spot will air multiple times on Sunday political shows in South Florida and will run through next week on cable news and during sports events."
ECI executive director Noah Pollak says in a statement, "This ad highlights the contradiction between Rep. Wasserman-Schultz's very public pronouncements of support for Israel and her behind the scenes campaign to stymie bipartisan Iran sanctions on behalf of President Obama. As her constituents find out the truth, we hope they will demand a more responsible approach on this important issue."
The State Department yielded to pressure from a coalition of Seattle and Washington state politicians, community groups, and advocacy organizations and agreed to withdraw at least one ad in the department's Metro bus ad campaign in Seattle promoting the “Rewards for Justice” campaign. The program pays rewards to individuals who provide leads about the location of wanted terrorists.
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."
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: