WASHINGTON -- The 2012 campaign air battle grew more intense Wednesday with the news that Crossroads GPS, the cash-flush conservative advocacy group, is pouring another $25 million into television ads castigating President Obama for “broken” promises.
The massive ad buy matches the $25 million that Obama’s reelection campaign announced last week it would be spending on a month of TV airtime.
The first new spot from Crossroads GPS begins airing Thursday in 10 presidential battleground states.
“President Obama’s agenda promised so much,” says a male narrator, as urgent music plays in the background.
The commercial charges Obama with, among other items, raising taxes through his health care reform plan and failing to meet his pledge to cut the deficit in half.
“We need solutions and not just promises,” the ad intones.
The Democratic National Committee called the ad “deceptive,” noting that Obama has cut taxes while in office and that he inherited a massive deficit from President Bush.