And the ad takes Obama's 2008 campaign promise of "change" and thows it a back at him. You can see the ad on the next page. Here is the text of the voiceover:
He promised to change direction - $800 billion in stimulus. Trillions for government health care. Two million jobs gone.
Left turn after left turn. America's headed the wrong way fast.
Six million foreclosures. Fourteen trillion in debt. $500 billion in higher taxes. And the worst long term unemployment in generations. Don't let Obama drive us to disaster. Change direction.
This RNC ad basically asks the same questions that Ronald Reagan asked Jimmy Carter during the 1980 election. One week before voters went to the polls, Reagan closed the deal with voters by asking: "Are you better off than you were four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment...than there was four years ago?"
Those questions are usually reduced to the simpler, "are you better off than you were four years ago?'
Florida Democratic strategists are worried. Several have told Crowley Political Report that they think 2012 could be very difficult. And for good reason. There has been little sunshine in the Sunshine State since Barack Obama won the White House. Unemployment remains high. Job propects remain gloomy and signs of an economic recovery are few.