Discussing his economic policies at a fundraiser in Oakland, California, last night, President Obama, told supporters that “we tried our plan — and it worked.”Republicans can take that quote and then just run a series of statistics on how our economy is doing under Obama. Or they can tailor the ads to specific states and cities. Just run the quote and note the unemployment statistics in that state. Maybe they can bring in his statement about how the "private sector is doing just fine."
“We tried that and it didn’t work,” Obama said of Mitt Romney’s proposed tax cuts and spending cuts, which he dismissed as a Bush-style “top down” economic policy. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked,” he added later in the speech. “That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.”
This is an ad that can be run over and over with different statistics. And they can bring in different Democrats talking about how bad the economy is.. What do you bet that the RNC is teeing this up already?
UPDATE: Guy Benson agrees that these comments provide Republicans with a massive opening. So does Jim Geraghty.
And here is the ad.