Dems go on the air against Romney

    The Democratic National Committee announced a TV ad in Milwaukee that depicts GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as a flip flopper.
    The size of the national buy isn’t significant, according to media reports, suggesting Dems hope free media attention will spread the message.
    The spot is crafted like a movie trailer with the "story of two men trapped in one body. Mitt vs. Mitt." The video then plays Romney taking different positions on abortion and the federal health care overhaul before directing viewers to a new website
    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, picked by the DNC to speak to Wisconsin media on the spot, said the message calls to mind the tradition of great debates the country has seen like Lincoln-Douglas and Kennedy-Nixon.
    "This is another one. This is Romney vs. Romney," Barrett said. "It really shows two distinct views of the candidate, one of Mitt Romney from the past and one of Mitt Romney in the present."
    Former State Sen. Ted Kanavas, the co-chairman of Romney’s Wisconsin campaign, said the DNC ad shows the Obama campaign is "really worried that Mitt Romney’s going to be the nominee for the Republicans."
    The Brookfield Republican said American voters aren’t focused on the issues raised in the ad and called on the president to take responsibility for the current state of the national economy.
    "The way that this administration has destroyed our economy is going to be the issue in this campaign," Kanavas said in one of 12 state conference calls organized by the Romney campaign this afternoon.
    "This is the blame president. He blames everybody for everything," Kanavas added.

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