GOP Criticizes Obama’s Campaign Ad
The Democrats released President Barack Obama’s campaign video that focused on his role in the Osama bin Laden raid. It suggested that Mitt Romney would not have approved the mission if he was the commander-in-chief.
Senator John McCain of Arizona berated Prsident Obama for diminishing the memory of September 11th as well as the killing of Osama bin Laden by turning them into a political ad. He called the ad pathetic and shameless.
The ad was released in time for the one year anniversary of bin Laden’s death. It featured former President Bill Clinton, who explained the risk Obama had to make in approving the raid on the Pakistan compound.
The video asked the viewers the question, “Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?” It also showed a quote from Romney stating that it’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions to catch a person.
Obama’s camp wanted to make the raid on bin Laden the focus of the reelection campaign. On the other side of the fence, Romney is still wrapping up the Republican nomination process. President Obama plans to give NBC access to the Situation Room for an interview about the raid that killed the Al Qaeda leader. Vice President Biden suggested printing out bumper stickers that state Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.
Romney’s campaign called the latest Obama video sad. McCain accused the president of highlighting the Pakistan raid to cover up his weak foreign policy record. McCain said that the present administration turned their back on the people of Iran when they rose up to end the dictatorship in their country. The president also threw Israel under the bus a couple of times, which jeopardized shared security interests. McCain added with Obama’s national security record, it was not a surprise that he resorted to a pathetic act of self-congratulation.