He's the problem."
Watch this. After all, how bad can it get in only 32 seconds?
.... The Romney campaign needs to put above all else -- not rebutting charges that have already debunked -- but running a competent campaign.
There's no question that over 50% of the American people want to fire Barack Obama and that Mitt Romney can win by presenting himself as an acceptable alternative. Obama can attempt to tear Romney apart all he wants, but it's really only Mitt Romney who can finish the job by running a campaign that looks weak and constantly caught off guard.
Personally, I don't care about Bain or outsourcing or any of the distractions Obama and his media allies have created over the past few weeks. And the polls suggest I'm not alone. Romney needs to stay out of these weeds, though, and concentrate on The Big Picture -- looking presidential and like a man who can lead America out of Obama's mess.
America is desperate to replace Barack Obama, and anyone competent and grown up will do. That's what people care about, that's what people are looking for. Not the minutiae of what was filed and signed in 1999.
***UPDATE: The Romney camp has already responded to the ad:
Every day, President Obama hits a new low. It is sad and shameful that President Obama would mock America The Beautiful. But sadly it’s not surprising for the man who launched his presidency with an apology tour. The ‘Uncle Jims’ of our country – as he condescendingly calls middle-class Americans – don’t believe in mocking America The Beautiful and don’t believe in apologizing for America. - Romney for President.
The "Uncle Jims" reference comes from a quote from the President in Virginia yesterday:
So just in case some of your friends or neighbors, or Uncle Jim, who’s a little stubborn and been watching FOX News -- (laughter) -- and he thinks that somehow I raised taxes -- let’s just be clear: We’ve lowered taxes for middle-class families since I came into office. (President Obama, Remarks, Virginia Beach, VA, 7/13/12)
You can file this next bit under "Who Knew?"
The origin of the name "Jim Crow" is obscure but may have evolved from the use of the pejorative "crow" to refer to African Americans in the 1730s. Jim may be derived from "Jimmy", an old cant term for a crow, which is based on a pun for the tool "crow" which today we call a "crowbar". Before 1900 crowbars were called "crows" and a short crowbar was and still is called a "jimmy", a typical burglar's tool.
PS -- Given that there were no "Americans" per se in the 1730s, I don't see how there could have been any "African Americans," but what.ever. I'm not getting paid to edit Wikipedia, now am I?