Mitt Romney is drawing fire over the first commercial of his 2012 presidential campaign, in which he quotes President Obama out of context. The ad uses a sound bite from Obama’s 2008 campaign: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
The only problem with this apparently damning clip: Obama was quoting his Republican opponent John McCain at the time. In response, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom claims the misleading quote was used intentionally to “show that President Obama is doing exactly what he criticized McCain of doing four years ago.”
The Romney ad premiered in New Hampshire, the bellwether swing state that is home of the first primary of the campaign.