Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) launched a new TV issue ad in New Hampshire on Tuesday targeting President Obama’s economic weakness. The ad quotes CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley calling Obama’s recovery “the worst economic recovery America has ever had.”
The ad started running on Tuesday and will run on network TV stations in for approximately 10 days in an $610,000 buy.
The ad is the last spot in a $25 million initiative in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia which launched in early July to frame the issue debate on the economy, jobs and taxes, and promote the Crossroads GPS policy platform, the New Majority Agenda.
“We are witnessing the worst economic recovery in American history because of the failed economic policies of President Barack Obama,” said Crossroads GPS director of state and regional media relations Nate Hodson. “President Obama’s failed solution to the economic downturn was to spend more through a massive stimulus, and now he wants to raise taxes. Real economic recovery starts with helping the private sector grow, as we present in the Crossroads GPS New Majority Agenda.”
The ad points out that when selling the economic stimulus plan in early 2009, Obama and his advisors estimated that it would bring unemployment down to less than 6% by this point in 2012. However, President Obama has overseen an economy with growth that measured an anemic 1.5% for the most recent quarter, and the unemployment rate hovering above 8% for more than 40 consecutive months.
Watch the ad below: