In 2008 the McCain campaign created the best ad of that race for the presidency. The ad tied candidate Barack Obama to his religious mentor, Jeremiah “God-damn America” Wright. Even though McCain’s opponent was throwing every dirty trick in the book at him, the GOP contender refused to allow this factual commercial to run.
Now it turns out that the same thing apparently happened in 2012. The RNC created a great commercial about Benghazi, which ABC dug up out of the trash bin and released today. It uses the now-famous Hilary Clinton 3 a.m. phone call as a starting point, then cuts to video of the burning U.S. consulate in Benghazi Libya.
Over the images of the attack, these words appear on the screen: “The Call Came … On September 12, 2012.”
As the screen goes black, the message continues: “Security Requests Denied. Four Americans Dead. And an Administration whose story is still changing. The Call Came.”
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Apparently Romney nixed the ad because he thought it would distract from his economic message. But if the truth be known, the commercial seems very effective and might have made the difference in the outcome in some of the close states.