Not just another bump in the road

This is a slick, highly effective ad by the Romney campaign. And should he get the nomination it’s clear he’s got the money to get his message out and that’s not good news for the Obama campaign. More than that I think this ad shows that the young president should take the unemployment situation in this country a little more seriously when he speaks publicly.

The outcomes of the Hot Air, with Ed writes this:

Romney’s campaign appears comfortable focusing on Obama alone at the moment, although it’s pretty easy to take a shot at the spin coming from the White House on the falling economic indicators. At 101 seconds, this is too long to play on television, and perhaps just a little too long for this particular concept overall. It should be rather easy to clip this into a 60-second spot for New Hampshire stations tonight, or later in the campaign.

I think Romney is comfortable going after Obama, and if he gets the nomination my guess is he will not hold back. The economy is Romney’s ace, and we can probably expect them to play that card early and often. Enjoy my little mobsters.


It’s worth noting that the Obama bump in the road soundbite comes from the president’s speech at the Jeep Wrangler factory in Toledo, Ohio. So I thought I would include again and a link to the original post.

Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Tim-in-Alabama on June 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Why are those racists attacking Bumpy Barry complaining about not having jobs? They got paid to be in the commercial.

  2. joe_m on June 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Please, no RINO’s. No matter how good the ad, he is still a RINO. He will be the deathnell of the Republican party and?guarantee four more years of progressivism.

  3. cherwin on June 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I do like the man, Romney. But I can’t support him because of Romneycare. That IS a bump in the road that I can’t get past.

  4. ricbee on June 15, 2011 at 12:14 am

    On radio the ad stinks & I’m not enthused by the telecast. Romney ain’t got a chance against the Bammer. He’s just another RINO like McCain.

  5. TomL on June 15, 2011 at 6:59 am

    When the President said that these are bumps in the road that a Jeep Wrangler couldn’t climb we all know that a Wrangler can climb over bumps but it’s harder to climb over obstacles that his regulation czar Cass Sunstein? puts in the way.

  6. Murphy on June 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Damn noisy bumps…. Remember this from 2009 “It began with a statement by Obama yesterday, when he told reporters that the CEO of Caterpillar would hire back laid off workers as soon as the stimulus passed” . Well nobody said they’d hire them back in the USA. Check this out; Caterpillar to Build Tractor Factory in Thailand

Romney bump in road

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