Obama whacks Romney, Ryan on Northern Va. traffic in radio ad

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"The guy Mitt Romney picked as his vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, put forward a budget plan that slashes investments in road and infrastructure projects,” the commercial's traffic reporter says. "That’s his record. And Ryan has even opposed bridge repair and safety bills."

The ad concludes with the main reporter saying, "[S]o what does that really say about Mitt Romney, if he picked this guy as his running mate?"

"Well, it says Mitt Romney doesn’t really understand Northern Virginia,” the traffic reporter responds.

"Or what it’s like wasting time in traffic," the first reporter adds. 

A spokeswoman for Romney said the ad showed President Obama's transportation policies were the ones that were insufficient.

"President Obama learned the hard way that projects are not ‘shovel-ready’ when overregulation and special interests stand in the way of new infrastructure development," Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said in a written statement.

"Unfortunately, the president is responsible for that overregulation and beholden to those special interests, and he wasted hundreds of billions of stimulus dollars on projects that did nothing to improve America’s infrastructure," Henneberg continued. "The Romney-Ryan Plan for a Stronger Middle Class will jumpstart the economy, bring back jobs and ensure we can make the infrastructure investments our nation needs.”