Mitt Romney's campaign on Wednesday released its first ad with footage from the second presidential debate, focusing on his answers on the economy and entitlement reform.
"His policies haven't worked," says Romney. "Median income is down $4,300 a family and 23 million Americans out of work." There are actually just over 12 million people unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the Romney campaign includes involuntary part-time workers to reach the 23 million total.
"He said that he'd cut in half the deficit," he says. "He just hasn't been able to put in place reforms for Medicare and Social Security to preserve them."
"That's what this election is about. It's about who can get the middle class in this country a bright and prosperous future and assure our kids the kind of hope and optimism they deserve," says Romney.
Despite the consensus that Obama did better during the debate, Romney was indeed able to score points on the lousy economy, as the ad highlights.
The spot is similar to another ad that the campaign released using Romney's answers on the economy during the first debate.