Mitt Romney is expected to use the 2012 Olympic Games in London as a chance to flash back to his own generally praised record as manager of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting President Obama, has released a new minute-long TV ad during the Olympics designed to rain on that parade.
Using footage from the 2002 Olympics opening ceremony, Priorities doubles down on Democratic attacks over outsourcing and Swiss bank accounts — and a reference to the 2002 U.S. Olympics team’s uniformsmade in Burma.
“You gotta say this about Mitt Romney,” a fake opening ceremony announcer says in the ad. “He sure knows how to go for the gold … for himself.”
Here’s the ad:
The ad will run on TV during the Olympics in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia, according to Priorities USA. The spot is part of Priorities’s “$20 million television and online project to educate voters about Mitt Romney’s business record and policies that hurt middle-class families,” Priorities told TPM.
Romney is slated to attend the Olympics opening ceremony in London later this week.