Romney camp launches ‘Our Navy’ radio ad in New Hampshire
Mitt Romney’s campaign is up with a radio spot in New Hampshire that highlights the size of America’s Navy being at a ninety-five year low.
“For Mitt Romney, that’s a problem. For President Obama, it’s a chance to deliver a punch line,” read a statement from the campaign.
The ad, aptly-titled ‘Our Navy,’ can be heard here. Below is a transcript:
MITT ROMNEY: “Our Navy now is smaller than any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission; we’re now down to 285. …That’s unacceptable to me.”
· MITT ROMNEY: “Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now down to 285. We’re headed down to the low 200s if we go through a sequestration. That’s unacceptable to me.” (U.S. Presidential Debate, Boca Raton, FL, 10/22/12)
VOICEOVER: “To Mitt Romney, that’s a problem. To President Obama, it’s a chance to deliver a punch line.”
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “[W]e also have fewer horses and bayonets …”
· PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.” (U.S. Presidential Debate, Boca Raton, FL, 10/22/12)
VOICEOVER: “The state of our Navy, the state of our entire U.S. military, is crucial for America. Our freedom depends on it. And so do many of our jobs, 3,600 in New Hampshire alone. Does President Obama know how much his defense cuts will hurt us? Sure, his flippant remarks insult Mitt Romney, but do they also expose how President Obama views the world and America’s place in it?”
· President Obama’s Defense Cuts Could Cost New Hampshire 3,601 Jobs. (Stephen S. Fuller, “The Economic Impact Of The Budget Control Act Of 2011 On DOD And Non-DOD Agencies,” George Mason University, 7/17/12)
VOICEOVER: “As Commander-in-Chief, Mitt Romney will reverse Obama’s defense cuts. He will invest in our military, creating jobs, and defending our freedom.”
MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney, I’m running for President and I approve this message.”
VOICEOVER: “Paid for by Romney for President, Incorporated.”