Several days after President Obamaat a Chicago polling place, his campaign is out with a new ad Saturday in four swing states called "Remember," offering voters a 30-second attack on Mitt Romney's policies to think about when they enter their voting booths.
"In here," a voice in the ad says over an image of a polling booth, "it's just you. No ads, no debates - just you.
Tendering what is perhaps the Obama camp's most abbreviated case against the GOP nominee, the ad asks voters to "think about this" when they go to vote: "Mitt Romney's plan rolls back regulations on the banks that crashed our economy. Medicare - voucherized. Catastrophic cuts to education. Millionaires will get one of the largest tax cuts ever, while middle class families pay more.
"That's what Mitt Romney wants to bring here," the ad concludes over a map of the White House, which shifts again to a photo of a voting booth. "Remember that, when you go here."
The ad, which will run in Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia - four states where polls show Romney and the president neck-and-neck - repeats arguments used by Mr. Obama on the stump. Romney's campaign has countered that he will not raise taxes on the middle class, but has not offered a detailed plan on how to do that.
Romney spokesperson Amanda Henneberg said in a statement responding to the ad: "The President's campaign is once again trying to cover up for his lack of an agenda to help the middle class. If President Obama is reelected, our national debt will climb to $20 trillion, Medicare will be cut by $716 billion, and millions of middle-class families will be hit with tax increases.
"We can't afford four more years like the last four years," she continued. "Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering real change for a real recovery, with 12 million new jobs, rising incomes, and a stronger middle class. On November 6, Americans will choose Gov. Romney's positive agenda over President Obama's increasingly desperate attacks."