POLITICS
07/13/2012 08:14 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Romney Ad: Obama Trying To Scare Voters, 'Kill Mitt'

Mitt Romney's election campaign released a new ad accusing President Barack Obama of trying to "scare voters" Friday.

The ad comes just a day after the Obama campaign seized on a Boston Globe report that questioned whether the presumptive Republican nominee misrepresented his departure from Bain Capital on SEC filings.

The ad, titled "What Happened?," features a montage of quotes from the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Colo., in which then-Sen. Obama criticized Republicans for employing "stale tactics" and making "a big election about small things."

"If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from," Obama had said. "If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."

According to the Romney campaign, the president is now running a very different kind of campaign, focused on destroying Romney's image. The ad refers to a 2011 Politico report stating that the Obama campaign's strategy is to "kill Mitt". The article was also cited by Ann Romney when defending her husband against what she perceived as personal attacks on his character. Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod has since disavowed the Poltico report, calling it "garbage."

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