Monday, July 30, 2012

Ex-Olympic stars make Romney pitch

The pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC, Restore Our Future, is releasing a new TV ad in the usual slate of swing states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin ) as part of its $7.2 million Olympic ad.

The ad.... features Olympians Kristi Yamaguchi (Gold Medalist, 2002 Goodwill Ambassador), Jimmy Shea (2002 Gold Medalist, Skeleton), and Derek Parra (2002 Gold Medalist, Speed Skating) as well as Fraser Bullock (COO, 2002 Winter Games).

It's a pretty strong spot that combines the country's current, national moment with one of the strongest pieces of Romney's resume -- his 2002 Olympics turnaround.