Obama goes after Romney in TV ad airing in Virginia
We aren’t quite to the general election yet, but don’t tell that to the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.
For the first time in the 2012 election, the Obama campaign specifically mentioned a potential opponent in a television ad. The ad, which is in response to another ad attacking the president by a third-party group, defends the president’s record on energy. They point out that domestic energy production has gone up under the president’s leadership and the ad accuses Mitt Romney of defending “big oil”.
The Romney campaign said in a statement that the president is just hoping to deflect his poor handling of rising gas prices.
But while Romney and Obama begin to engage, the republicans have yet to settle on a nominee. Romney is the clear front-runner and it is certainly his nomination to lose, but Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul have yet to concede anything. In fact Tuesday brings with it, another round of primaries. They are contests that could result in gains for Romney, but may not be enough for the former Massachusetts governor to close the deal.
Here in Virginia though, the general election is already underway in earnest. And we are still more than 200 days away from voters going to the polls.
**The ad from the American Energy Alliance can be seen below: