The Mitt Romney campaign publicly announced on Thursday the release of its first attack ad following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
The ad hits President Barack Obama for his recent suggestion that several government agencies should be consolidated under a "Secretary of Business," and then pivots to a familiar critique about Obama's handling of the economy.
"His solution to everything is to add another bureaucrat," says a narrator. "Why not have a president who actually understands business? Under Obama, millions of people can’t find work."
Following the storm's devastation, Romney canceled several campaign rallies in the swing state of Ohio and held storm "relief" events there instead. He continued to criticize the president's policies at these events, suggesting that they were campaign events in everything but name. The latest ad is a signal that the campaign feels it's time to return to business as usual.