It is a mistake for any candidate to sing “America the Beautiful” as off pitch as Romney does. The part about the “fruited plain” always makes me wince. This mistake by Romney begged for a campaign ad by the Obama campaign. That is exactly what Obama’s strategists have done. It hits Romney on outsourcing and his investments. This potent ad is playing in the swing states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
The Obama campaign has been blanketing these states with ads. Although there appears to be little movement in the national polls recently, the swing state polls are steadily inching toward Obama’s favor.