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Friday, November 02, 2012

Campaign Gets Personal

The countdown to Election Day is nearing the final hours. With so much at stake, the barbs traded between Republicans and Democrats seem to grow sharper by the minute.

Mitt Romney delivered what's being called his closing argument Friday to voters in Wisconsin, urging them to vote for "real change." He pledged to get Americans back to work on day one by leading and working across the aisle.

Inboxes across the country started to fill with the following message no sooner than the words fell out of Romney's mouth:

"Mitt Romney's fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his 'severely conservative' agenda is laughable. In fact, Mitt Romney's Tea Party agenda has already been rejected in the Senate."

Those words came from the office of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. The attack continued with Reid's promise to defend the middle class and work against the agenda of a would-be Romney/Ryan Administration.

"As governor of Massachusetts, he had a terrible relationship with Democrats, cordoning himself off behind a velvet rope instead of reaching out to build relationships. And in the near-decade that Mitt Romney has spent running for president, both his words and his actions have shown that pleasing the far right is more important to him than working across the aisle."

President Obama's also on the receiving end of a new attack. This one targets his steep advantage over Romney among Latino voters.

Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui has teamed up with the Latino Partnership of Conservative Principles and the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List to star in a video criticizing Obama for supporting abortion and "betraying the values of Latinos." The ad also blasts the president for overseeing a surge in deportations.

Here's the transcript:

"Hola! I'm Eduardo Verastegui, and I want to encourage all Latino voters to make sure that politicians don't take our vote for granted in the next election. President Obama and his friends in Congress say they care about Latinos, but then why are they attacking our values: life, family and faith -vida, familia, fe!. From day one they have worked to advance abortion at home and abroad. And they have unleashed an unprecedented attack on the Church and its freedom. That's why we need Romney in the White House…"

Also starting today, residents in six battleground states begin receiving automated calls featuring the voice of the “Bella” star. The states were chosen because the Latino vote in each are expected to play a critical role in the elections: Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Virginia, North Carolina.

If you haven't noticed, it's game time!

posted @ Friday, November 02, 2012 2:30 PM | Feedback (1)