By Alicia M. Cohn - 02/17/12 01:55 PM EST
The Web video accuses Romney of running the "most expensive Games in
U.S. history." The ad also uses old footage of Sen. John McCain
(R-Ariz.) criticizing the 2002 Olympics as an "incredible pork-barrel
project" and a "rip-off of the taxpayers."
Romney has often used his leadership of the Olympic Committee as an example of his private-sector experience. The DNC ad slams him for leading a committee subsidized by the federal government.
"And while Mitt argues he saved the Games," the ad reads over Olympic stock footage, "the real savior of the Salt Lake City Olympics? The American taxpayer."