The Obama campaign is out with a new ad this morning entitled “Go,” which serves as a reminder to everyone of how bad of a situation the President came into upon election before moving the ad “forward” and highlighting Obama’s accomplishments.
One of those accomplishments, of course, is the raid that eventually killed Osama bin Laden. Which is mentioned in this ad.
Around the 32-second mark, you’ll see the relevant part: “Our greatest enemy brought to justice by our greatest heroes,” with a still image of bin Laden followed by video of SEAL Team Six.
So, will this one be received a little better than the famed first Osama-centric one that Republicans easily turned into a “politicization” claim? Two notable differences here: One, the Osama mention is only about a five-second part of the minute-long ad. Not, you know, a whole 90 seconds of Osama.
Two is the accompanying line: “Our greatest enemy brought to justice by our greatest heroes.” Notice how Obama is shifting credit on this one, a stark difference from “One Chance,” which directly pit himself against Mitt Romney on the decision to raid the compound.
This ad is more George W. Bush on his foreign policy successes — he never claimed outward credit in the capture of Saddam Hussein, for example. But when he left office, everyone and their mother thought George Bush “kept us safe.”
This Obama ad closes with a pitch of hope on the economy: “We’re not there yet. It’s still too hard for too many. But we’re coming back.”
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