I am so tired of the flood of negative political ads, Republicans against each other as well as against the President. It's even worse knowing the ads to be completely false.
And now there’s much more to come! Karl Rove’s ad blitz is set to begin. Rove and his super PAC, American Crossroads GPS, announced the launch of new TV commercials in Florida focusing on President Obama’s energy policies and gas prices, gas prices, gas prices. The ads will start Wednesday on broadcast and cable networks in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Fort Myers-Naples for an initial buy of over $789,000.
With plans to spend over $200 million during the course of the campaign, American Crossroads intends to destroy President Obama's standing with voters now, long before the election really begins.
According Steven Law, President of American Crossroads, “Crossroads research suggests that Mr. Obama’s campaign has started to gain traction among critical swing voters by arguing that Republicans, including Mr. Romney, favor an ‘economic plutocracy’ in which middle-class voters can no longer count on financial security, even though they work hard and play by the rules.”
But instead of countering this idea that Romney represents only the rich and their unfair advantages, Rove and American Crossroads will simply be attacking the President.
This news of Karl Rove’s massive -- and entirely negative -- ad campaign funded by right-wing millionaires and billionaires shows they're not interested in running on the issues, or letting voters choose between two visions for our country. They just want to destroy Barack Obama.
And they don’t care if what they say is true. If you can afford to put lies on TV 30 times a day, people will start to believe them. It will be a fight, but President Obama won’t let that happen. You can be sure that he will be setting the record straight. And here in Sarasota County, Democrats will be doing the same to make sure people know the truth – and that they vote in November.
In the end, elections are won and lost by who turns out to vote. And getting out the vote is the key job of the Sarasota County Democratic Party. Help us prove that the will of the people is stronger than Karl Rove’s money and lies. Volunteer your time to help get out the vote. We have jobs to suit everyone’s skills and interests. Call the office at 941-330-9400, or check our volunteer form online to learn more.