BY WESLEY P. HESTER
You’ll soon be seeing something unusual on television: a positive political advertisement.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is out with a new 1-minute ad in Virginia and other key states in which he touts his experience creating a business, running the 2002 Winter Olympics and serving as governor of Massachusetts.
The ad, titled “Believe in Our Future,” features Romney speaking directly to viewers about the challenges he faced with each endeavor.
“I know what it’s like to hire people and to wonder whether you’re going to be able to make ends meet down the road,” Romney says of founding Bain Capital, the private equity firm that has been the subject of numerous attacks by President Barack Obama’s campaign.
Romney then talks about turning around the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, claiming he overcame “scandal” and “a financial crisis” and left a $1 million endowment for future Olympic games.
“The real experience was in Massachusetts. I found a budget that was badly out of balance,” Romney adds. “We cut our spending. Our legislature was 85 percent Democrat and every one of the four years I was governor, we balanced the budget.”
“Believe in the America you built,” a narrator says in closing. “Believe we can build it again.”