President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is set to hit the airwaves in Florida and a handful of other swing states, taking on the energy issues that Republicans are hoping to turn against the president and the man likely to lead the attack.
The new ad — which will also air in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia — highlights an increase in domestic oil production under Obama as well as his efforts to boost fuel mileage for cars and renewable energy. And it links together two characters the Obama campaign hopes to make the villains of the story: “Big Oil,” the money behind an ad against Obama’s energy policies, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the likely GOP nominee.
“In all these fights, Mitt Romney’s stood with Big Oil— for their tax breaks, attacking higher mileage standards and renewables. So when you see this ad, remember who paid for it. And what they want.”