Obama Now Buying Ads in… DETROIT?
Talk about playing defense.
Mark Halperin reports that Obama is buying ad time in Detroit…
An Obama aide tells me this on the Michigan ad buy:
Restore Our Future went up with a $2 million buy in Michigan. We’re matching states where they go up. We’re not going to let them make a play anywhere.
The same Obama campaign adviser reports that — surprise!! — the Michigan TV spot they will air relates to the auto issue.
Both sides have enough money for these end-game ad forays. The real issues remain candidate time/visits, the psy-ops involved here, and the belief of some Republicans that a combination of Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania could surprise on Election Day.
Could this be due to poll reports that say Michigan is in play?
Perhaps it’s because The Detroit News has endorsed… Mitt Romney.
Americans will be making two choices when they cast their presidential ballots on Nov. 6. They will be selecting the individual who will lead the nation over the next four years, a period that promises to be every bit as challenging as the past four. They also will be charting a long-term course for America.
It’s a big deal decision between two honorable men with starkly different roadmaps.
President Barack Obama came into office in 2009 riding a wave of hope and change. Unfortunately, he has not delivered on the nation’s yearning for change nor on the specific promises he made to fix what is broken. The president is asking the country to be patient, but his plan isn’t producing results that would merit more patience, and the president hasn’t spelled out what he would do differently in a second term.
Hope and change are still what Americans are seeking. This time, Republican challenger and Michigan native Mitt Romney offers the best hope of changing the nation’s fate.
We anticipate that Romney will govern in the same manner as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a practical leader who shares his background as a business executive.
The Detroit News is absolutely correct. Obama has not delivered and Mitt Romney is far more qualified to lead America in our time of fiscal crisis.
The fact that Obama is buying ad time in Detroit is an outward signal that he and his campaign also know this is true.