Hope and Change? Hype and Blame!
GOP campaign to focus on parodying Obama's original campaign pledge
When U.S. President Barack Obama ran as president in 2008, one of his
slogans was "hope and change." The Republican National Committee in a
head-start against Obama's official campaign kickoff in Ohio and
Virginia on Saturday is a special ad campaign denouncing this pledge as
"Hype and Blame."
Republicans will call attention to the fact that the president's original pledge to deliver millions of jobs in infrastructure and green energy in Virginia and Ohio has failed to materialize.
RNC Chairman Reince Preibus and state party chairmen say they will detail the strategy in a conference call with the media.
Obama along with first lady Michelle will formally launch his reelection campaign this weekend with rallies at the Ohio State University in Columbus and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Republicans will call attention to the fact that the president's original pledge to deliver millions of jobs in infrastructure and green energy in Virginia and Ohio has failed to materialize. Both states are battlegrounds in this year's campaign. Obama won both states four years ago after Republican George W. Bush had carried them in 2000 and 2004.
The Republicans wish to make the election a referendum on Obama's first term, one that they see as an abject failure. The satirical new slogan offers a choice of its own -- Obama 2008 versus Obama 2012.
"He can't talk about his record because his record is full of broken promises, standards that he's made and hasn't kept, and a whole lot of bad policies," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said. "He's out on the campaign trail resorting to the very tactics he campaigned against in 2008."
"The candidate who ran here last time is not the same man we see on the campaign trail today," Republican Party of Virginia chairman Pat Mullins said. "He's been exposed for what he is, a cold, calculating Chicago political operator."
"In Ohio, I think President Obama is going to discover he has a nightmare of an opponent, and that's the 2008 candidate Obama. Everything he promised Ohio, everything he promised to do and promised to be is discarded," Ohio Republican Party chairman Bob Bennett added.
In response, Democrats say that the RNC slogan should be "distort and distract."
"The attacks coming from the RNC and the Romney campaign completely ignore facts, all of which the American people are well aware - President Obama's actions helped save the America auto industry, created over 4 million jobs in the last two years, and strengthened the manufacturing industry," Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Melanie Roussell said. She added that Romney is offering the "same formula that benefited a few, but crashed our economy and punished the middle class."
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