Daniel Doherty

Liberal Democrats and their cohorts in the mainstream media have argued for months that Mitt Romney -- if elected to the nation’s highest political office -- would implement policies that benefit “millionaires and billionaires” at the expense of the middle class. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course, as the candidate made crystal clear last night. And yet, lest we forget, middle income families have already been (ahem) “buried” under the economic policies of this administration. Indeed, household incomes are falling, tens of millions of Americans are unemployed or underemployed, and poverty rates are the highest they’ve been in decades. The choice couldn’t be clearer on Election Day -- as Team Romney explains in their excellent new TV advertisement:

One reason this political spot is so effective is because The One actually has no second-term agenda. In fact, as both HotAir’s Ed Morrissey and Time’s Mark Halperin have smartly pointed out, the debate last night revolved almost entirely around Mitt Romney’s economic proposals; President Obama’s “plan” to get America working again was conspicuously absent from the discussion. I wonder why. So while it is evidently true that President Obama’s policies have hurt middle income families (read this, this and this) he has no credible proposals whatsoever to remedy the situation. This certainly doesn’t bode well for a vulnerable incumbent three weeks before Election Day.

I’ll leave with this: Another pro-Romney clip featuring former Bain Capital employees (and associates from partner organizations) praising the candidate’s professionalism, coolness under pressure, and leadership capabilities during his years in the private sector.

Editor's note: The author initially wrote that "The Choice" was a web advertisement; it is a television commercial. The post has been updated to reflect this important change.


Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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