New American Crossroads TV ad hits traveling salesman Obama

Crossroads TV ad featuring Bill Clinton counters President Obama’s message as he sells stimulus plan on trip to swing states.

WASHINGTON – American Crossroads today announced it is releasing a TV ad in Pennsylvania and Florida as part of a continuing campaign to aggressively counter President Obama's efforts to sell his second stimulus plan at state and local events.

American Crossroads released its ad, "Don’t", last night in the Pittsburgh and Orlando designated market areas, to provide a message to counter the president as he visits there on Tuesday. The ad, which features former President Bill Clinton decrying new tax increases in his own words, went up in Orlando and Pittsburgh on Monday night, and will run Monday night, all day Tuesday and Wednesday on local network stations and cable news. The $70k total buy is the second local bracketing effort by Crossroads in the paid media since Obama launched his campaign for his second round of stimulus.

The ad can be viewed here:

"The president is trying to sell this bill as a new idea, but it's really just a smaller version of his failed 2009 stimulus bill – and this time it's packaged with a huge permanent tax hike," said American Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio. "Raising taxes on businesses when the economy is weak is a proposal for further stagnation, not growth."

When Obama sold his first stimulus bill in 2009, he projected that its passage would bring the unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent by the fall of 2011 – yet the rate is currently at 9.1 percent nationwide. 

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