(Video) Democratic Super PAC Priorities USA Priorities Uses Romney’s Secret Tape “Victims” Theme in Ad
Democrats running across the country are seizing on Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney controversial comments that surfaced in secret video from a behind-closed-doors video. The Huffington Post:
Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released an ad Wednesday using secret footage of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney dismissing nearly half the country as unwinnable because they are “dependent on government” and feel “entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”
The ad will air on television and online in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, and is part of a broader $30 million effort by the group to target middle class voters.
The group is the first to use footage from a video released on Monday of Romney speaking at a private fundraiser, unaware that he was being recorded. In that video, Romney is heard telling a group of donors that Obama has support from 47 percent of the country — referring to those who pay no income taxes — “who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them.”
Look for Democrats across the nation and the Obama campaign to make frequent use of snippets from the video right up until election day.