The Republican National Committee has released a new ad, "Surgeon," that compares Barack Obama to "a surgeon who has never operated."
"The ad goes on air Thursday and will run in target markets in Ohio, Indiana, Florida and Virginia over the campaign's final days," said Brad Todd of OnMessage Inc., speaking for the RNC Independent Expenditure Unit. "The RNC IE remains on the air in those states plus Colorado, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Montana and North Carolina – with a total airtime budget exceeding $25 million over the last 15 days."
"Would you get on a plane with a pilot who has never flown?" an announcer asks as the spot opens. "Would you trust your child with someone who has never cared for children? Would you go under with a surgeon who has never operated?"
"Can you hand your nation to a man who has '…never been in charge of anything?'" she continues. "Can you wait while he learns?"