The Obama campaign and its allies have accused Gov. Mitt Romney of killing a man’s wife, committing a felony, and abusing animals.
But now things are getting dirty.
President Obama is charging that Romney would cause more traffic.
In an Obama campaign radio ad running in Northern Virginia, two faux radio news announcers report that traffic is bad, and Mitt Romney would make it worse
Female Announcer: Traffic in Northern Virginia is backed up again . . .
Male Announcer: Could things get any worse?
FA: Actually, traffic and our roads could get worse with the Ryan-Romney budget plan . . . Paul Ryan put forward a budget plan that slashes investments in road and infrastructure projects . . . and Ryan has even opposed bridge repair and safety bills.
MA: So what does that says about Mitt Romney, if he picked this guy as his running mate?
FA: Well, it says Mitt Romney doesn’t really understand Northern Virginia
MA: Or what it’s like wasting time in traffic.
Have a listen:
I live in Northern Virginia, and I can tell you, short of saying that Romney is going to raise the heat in the summer, this is the worst accusation Obama could make. Traffic is terrible, and the endless road projects don’t seem to help much.
In fact, half the traffic I’m in is caused by a lane being closed off for construction.
Note the snide little reference in the ad to Romney’s wealth – that he doesn’t know what it’s like wasting time in traffic.
Actually, the candidate who has travelled only by motorcade for the past four years is more likely the one who has forgotten what traffic is like. In fact, as everyone in the Washington area knows, presidential motorcades cause traffic, which is stopped in its tracks by police cruisers so the royal procession can pass.