Mitt Romney’s campaign has found the perfect way to remind voters right at the gas pump how much a gallon of fuel has increased under President Obama.
An ad created for those flat screen TVs atop pumps, is set to begin airing at up to 60 gasoline stations in the greater Philadelphia area, including a few in the Lehigh Valley, campaign officials say.
In the 40-second spot, a gas pump displays 2009’s regional average price of $1.85 a gallon. As audio excerpts of Obama speeches play, the counter ticks higher, pausing at $3.69 a gallon, roughly today’s price.
After a pause, the register spins higher and higher, and the ad concludes with a snippet of Obama saying, in 2008, “This country can’t take four more years of the same failed politics and the same failed policies – it’s time to try something new.”
The campaign is also using the ads at filling stations in Washington, San Francisco, Sacremento, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, Dallas, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta.