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Obama Campaign Drops Foreign Policy Ad Ahead of Tonight's Debate: VIDEO


Tonihgt's presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida will focus on foreign policy and the Obama campaign previewed some strategy in a new ad released this morning, Political Ticker reports:

The 30-second spot, "Rebuilding," faults the GOP nominee for saying during the Republican primary that the president was wrong to withdraw troops from Iraq.

"I think we're going to find that this president by not putting in place a status in forces agreement with the Iraqi leadership has pulled our troops out in a precipitous way and we should have left 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 personnel there to help transition to the Iraqis' own military capabilities," Romney said in a Fox News interview last December.

His comments came days before the final U.S. combat troops were pulled from the country.

Watch the new spot, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Did anyone else read the headline "drops ad" to mean he *stopped using an ad* he had already been using? Maybe I need more coffee.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Oct 22, 2012 9:11:28 AM

  2. @Dastius K, That's exactly how I read it, too.

    Posted by: Chaszle | Oct 22, 2012 10:00:37 AM

  3. DASTUS, I wrote a comment on their Facebook page about that, it is not the first time. I realize that the writer may not be a journalist, but it really sounds unprofessional.

    Posted by: Jerry | Oct 22, 2012 10:06:54 AM

  4. Yes, he would have left 30,000 troops in Iraq...and not one of them would have been one of his sons.

    Posted by: Taylor | Oct 22, 2012 10:40:43 AM

  5. Precipitous means sudden or dramatic. We were there 10 years and notice of the withdrawal was long planned. Man he is stupid.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 22, 2012 11:51:33 AM

  6. I agree with first three comments. Political ads aren't pop music albums.

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 22, 2012 4:32:23 PM

  7. The term "drop" is commonly used in the advertising industry for running an ad or starting an advertising campaign. FYI.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Oct 22, 2012 7:00:18 PM

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