Today’s New York Times reports that Mitt Romney, in an attempt to repair the damage done by his “47 percent” comments, is running a new ad in key swing states in which he tries to relate to the unemployed and underpayed among us.
Interesting thing about the ad, according to the Times. It’s not running in Ohio:
On Wednesday, the Romney campaign reserved $3.4 million worth of advertising time in eight swing states. Nearly half of that — more than $1.5 million — was for Virginia. The rest was spread across Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. His total ad spending for the week is more than $10 million.
It could be meaningless — perhaps Mitt there is no airtime left to buy in Ohio. But the article doesn’t even suggest he will run the “compassionate Mitt” ad in the state. When the latest poll shows that 57% of Ohioans answer “no” to the question “Mitt Romney cares about the needs and problems of people like you”, compared to just 38% saying yes, it seems like addressing his compassion, or lack thereof, might be the right strategy to reach the working class here in Ohio.
Let us know if you see the ad.
Otherwise, we’re left to wonder, trailing by 10 points in the latest poll, if he’s given up on Ohio.