In new campaign ad, RNC tells America it's time to "change direction"
The Republican National Committee is using one of President Obama's favorite metaphors for the economy--a car driven into a ditch--and throwing it back at him.
A new ad released Wednesday accuses Mr. Obama of directing the country on "left turn after left turn" and urges Americans not to "let Obama drive us to disaster."
Invoking an (albeit low-fi) action movie metaphor, the ad - which features speeding motorcycles, derailed trains, and cars both exploding and flying off cliffs - dramatically intones that "America's headed the wrong way fast" - and that it's time to "change direction."
(Watch the ad above.)
Leading up to the 2010 elections, Mr. Obama repeatedly said the Republicans drove the economy into a ditch and were standing around barking orders at Democrats who were trying to get it out of the ditch. Mr. Obama said Republicans wanted the keys back but he would not hand them over.
According to the RNC, the 30-second spot, entitled "Change Direction," will air for the next four weeks online and some national cable news channels.
"The RNC intends to challenge Barack Obama in every state on his failed economic leadership right up until Election Day," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, "Republicans have already changed the conversation in Washington, but with the president unwilling to remove the country from its unsustainable course, it's time to change direction."
On the ad's page on the RNC website, viewers are urged to make donations "to fight back against the left-wing spin machine."
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