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Megyn Kelly is sent marching (literally) to FOX News election analysts HQ to "get to the bottom of it" after the network calls the election for Obama.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Writes Andrew Sullivan: "This looks like it was scripted by Ricky Gervais. I watched with my jaw slowly dropping lower and lower (which was hard since I was smiling so widely as well)."
Former brain of George W. Bush and perennial conservative strategist Karl Rove and his super PAC Crossroads GPS announced today that they are running this anti-Obama ad, called "Excuses," in nine battle ground states. The price tag for this endeavor, which hammers the president for varying defenses of his economic policies, is $25 million.
ABC News offers some more details:
The new ad titled “Excuses” will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia from July 10 through early August.
Pegged to today’s jobs report. which showed employers added 80,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent, the ad is described in a release as the “first wave of a $25 million advocacy effort.”
The 30 second ad begins with an unemployment line before moving to a graphic over a picture of Barack Obama that reads “President Obama: Bad Excuses for the Economy.” Then a moving graphics lists various reasons for the struggling economy. The commercial ends with “Tell President Obama: Cut the Out-of-Control Debt.”
Watch the advert AFTER THE JUMP.
American Crossroads, the PAC founded in part by Karl Rove, is running yet another attack ad against President Obama, and TPM points out that this time they're borrowing a page from John McCain's 2008 argument that Obama is "the biggest celebrity on the planet," yet still not a stellar leader.
Peppered with images of President Obama slow-jamming with Jimmy Fallon, calling Kanye West a "jackass" and drinking beer, the ad ends with startling statistics about student loan totaling over $1 trillion and graduate underemployment at about 50%. Will this persuade young voters to walk with American Crossroads, or will this ad simply reinforce the fact that the Republican nominee is as flat as a board?
Watch AFTER THE JUMP and decide for yourself.