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New Romney Web Ad: Whose Hands Built These Companies?



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This morning, the Romney campaign unveils a web ad that I suspect a lot of folks on the Right will want to see as a TV commercial . . .

Details below . . .

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AD FACTS: Script For “These Hands”

VIDEO TEXT: “Hudson, New Hampshire”

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.”

•     PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Roanoke, VA, 7/13/12)

VIDEO TEXT: “Jack Gilchrist, Owner” 

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.”

•     PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Roanoke, VA, 7/13/12)

VIDEO TEXT: “Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company”

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something.”

•     PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Roanoke, VA, 7/13/12)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

•     PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Roanoke, VA, 7/13/12)

JACK GILCHRIST: “My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company? Did somebody else take out the loan on my father’s house to finance the equipment? Did somebody else make payroll every week or figure out where it’s coming from? President Obama, you’re killing us out here. Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it? We are the solution, not the problem. It’s time we had somebody who believes in us, someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded, not punished. We need somebody who believes in America.”

MITT ROMNEY: The idea, to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor . . . to say something like that is not just foolishness: it’s insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America, and it’s wrong.”

•    MITT ROMNEY: The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong.” (Mitt Romney, Remarks, Irwin, PA, 7/17/12)

MITT ROMNEY: “President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that.”

•     MITT ROMNEY: “President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that.” (Mitt Romney, Remarks, Irwin, PA, 7/17/12)

VIDEO TEXT: “After Four Years of Being Torn Down.”

VIDEO TEXT: “It’s Time to Rebuild.”


Tags: Barack Obama , Mitt Romney


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