Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R) presidential campaign released a Web ad after President Obama’s Thursday night speech to Congress that criticized Obama’s proposals as “960 days late” — the number of days the president has been in the Oval Office.

Romney didn’t address the substance of the speech, instead focusing on the fact that Obama’s latest jobs plan comes almost three years after he became president.


“Obama isn’t working on the economy,” the campaign states at the ad’s opening. It flicks through statistics on unemployment and government spending during the Obama administration, before showing a short clip of Obama’s Thursday speech in which he calls for Congress to pass his jobs plan “right away.”

The ad then flashes the message “Mr. President, you are 960 days late,” and plugs Romney’s new website,

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) and Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannKlobuchar urges CNN town hall audience: 'That's when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?' Michele Bachmann praises Trump: Americans will 'never see a more godly, biblical president' Will Biden lead a 'return to normalcy' in 2020? MORE (R-Minn.) also responded to Obama’s speech, but other GOP presidential candidates, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, remained silent Thursday night. That is a switch from the debt-ceiling debate, when Romney stayed silent until the last minute on the eventual agreement, while the other candidates staked out positions.

“The American people are tired of President Obama’s empty rhetoric and failed policies; they’re desperately searching for leadership and, above all, results,” Huntsman said. “Tonight’s list of regurgitated half-measures demonstrates that President Obama fundamentally doesn’t understand how to turn our economy around.”

Bachmann also attacked Obama’s policy prescriptions. 

“Mr. President, what among your proposals was new? What here hasn’t already been tried and failed before?” she said. “While the president’s speech comes on the heels of a trillion dollars of failed stimulus, bailouts and temporary gimmicks aimed at creating jobs, the president continued to cling to the idea that government is the solution to creating jobs.”

This story was updated at 10:27 p.m.