POLITICS
03/23/2012 05:48 pm ET

Rick Santorum's New Ad Warns Of Iranian Nuclear Threat Under Obama Reelection

Rick Santorum's campaign released a new ad Friday, featuring an image of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flickering and fading into one of President Barack Obama.

The spot, cut like a movie trailer, asks the viewer to picture life in 2014 if the president is reelected.

"Imagine a small American town two years from now if Obama is reelected," says the narrator, as images of an abandoned playground, empty streets and a lone tennis shoe flash across the screen.

The ad runs through a list of issues plaguing the town's residents, including long waits at the doctor's office, high gas prices and restrictions on religion.

But the ad's kicker comes about halfway through, when the narrator details the current state of U.S.-Iran relations.

"This town must come to grips with the harsh reality that a world nation and sworn American enemy has become a nuclear threat," he says, as an image of Ahmadinejad on a television quickly cuts to Obama, and then back again to the Iranian president.

"Welcome to Obamaville," the ad concludes. "More than a town, a cautionary tale."

According to Politico, the video marks the launch of an eight-part miniseries that will focus on small-town America.

Watch the full ad:

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