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Primary-day RNC Web ad blasts Obama for 'false hope'

The video, which plays off a speech then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) gave before the New Hampshire primary in 2008, uses clips of political commentators to emphasize high unemployment numbers and the divisive culture of Washington.

Text laid over the video refers to Obama as "a president shifting blame" and decries "false hope" and "failed promises."

“On primary night in 2008, Barack Obama came to New Hampshire and warned against those offering false hope,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement. “And yet, four years after offering America hope and change, it is crystal-clear Barack Obama didn’t heed his own advice."

The ads came on the heels of a busy day Monday for the Democratic National Committee, which released three Web ads of its own. The DNC was particularly tough on presumptive Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, seizing on a line in which Romney said he enjoyed firing people (within the context of a larger healthcare discussion) and accusing Romney of lying about whether he had seen ads funded by a sympathetic political action committee attacking Newt Gingrich.


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