Enraged by suggestions that his latest campaign ad is divisive and potentially race-baiting, Joe Lhota slammed his front-running opponent in the mayor’s race, Bill de Blasio for comparing his commercial to the infamous “Willie Horton” ad.
Bill Thompson wants one of his rival’s newest ads off the air.
Mr. Thompson demanded Public Advocate Bill de Blasio take down a television commercial because it states that Mr. de Blasio is the “only” candidate who will “end a stop-and-frisk era that targets minorities.”
With his latest campaign ad blitz in the battleground states, President Barack Obama would like to remind you that the economic crisis began before he was in office. His ad, which will air in nine states, articulates what are clearly becoming the main early messages of his reelection bid; the economic recovery may be slow, but it is happening and the Obama administration has made a number of acheivements that make it worth keeping the faith for the many voters who believed in him during the last election.
President Obama was not pleased with Mitt Romney’s new campaign commercial. Mr. Romney’s ad featured an out of context clip of a 2008 speech that made it seem as though the President said, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” In the 24 hours since Mr. Romney’s attack hit the airwaves President Obama’s aides and Romney campaign staff have been slinging meta-mud about the commercial behind the scenes. “They tried to get away with a blatant deception and got caught,” Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod told Politico.