Obama ad highlights Romney's ‘severely conservative' comment

With Rick Santorum exiting the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, the Obama campaign is marking the end of the primary season with a two-minute Web video highlighting some of Mitt Romney controversial moments on the trail.

The video is titled “Mitt Romney: Memories to Last a Lifetime.” 


“As Republicans settle on a nominee let’s take a look at some of the unforgettable moments from this unforgettable primary,” the video begins.

The ad then plays clips of Romney saying that “corporations are people,” that he “likes being able to fire people,” and that he would overturn Roe v. Wade and defund Planned Parenthood.

In another clip Romney is shown offering support for House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) economic plan that would turn Medicare into a partially privatized "premium support" system, or a “voucher” program, as Democrats have labeled it.

The video ends with one of Mitt Romney’s more infamous lines from a Republican primary debate, in which he described his record as Massachusetts governor as being “severely conservative Republican.”

“Mitt Romney: A severely Republican nominee. Remember that,” the Web video concludes.

Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul shot back at the ad.

“It’s no surprise with the worst job creation record in modern history and a platform of raising taxes that President Obama would try to distract Americans from the real issues," Saul said in an email to The Hill. "Unemployment is up, incomes are down and gas prices are through the roof.  Mitt Romney is running to get Americans back to work and the country back on track.”