GlossyNews.com – Television ads have been running furiously in swing states like Iowa, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Old Hampshire and Colorado, but one new ad hit the airwaves last night. The GOP sponsored “Why Vote?” campaign, paid for by Romney Victory Inc.
The ad starts with a woman at her table, sorting through what looks like bills. You hear a baby crying in the background and a man yelling at her from off camera in Spanish.
Then the ad says, “This November 8th, don’t you have something better to do than vote?”
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Yes, it actually misrepresents the day of voting as November 8th, rather than November 6th, but what it also does is denigrate familes, children, hispanics, and the working poor. Basically everything that Mitt Romney isn’t, they take down a peg.
These ads are running across a vareity of shows on MTV, MTV2, VH1, TeleMundo, History Channel, Lifetime and everywhere else they assume that viewers must be mentally retarded to watch.
The ad closes with a bright, warm shot of a mother and father together, pushing their children on swing sets. Because if there’s one thing Mitt Romney wants, it’s for you to go to the park, rather than vote.