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This morning Romney for President released a new hard-hitting television advertisement titled “Bankrupt,” which should be very helpful in coal-mining states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The ad uses an Obama statement from 2008 which previewed his war on coal.

The spot is embedded below:

VOICEOVER: “President Obama is attacking Mitt Romney because Mitt Romney supports coal miners.”


VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Attack Ad”


VOICEOVER: “But it’s Barack Obama who said…”


SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it’ll bankrupt them.”


Barack Obama, In 2008: “If Somebody Wants To Build A Coal Plant, They Can – It’s Just That It Will Bankrupt Them…”OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can – it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Interview With The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board, 1/17/08)


VIDEO TEXT: “It’s Just That It’ll Bankrupt Them”


VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Wages War On Coal”


President Obama’s Regulations Will “Effectively Prohibit New Coal-Fired Power Plants.” “President Barack Obama’s proposed emission rules for power plants effectively prohibit new coal- fired power plants, buttressing the nation’s shift away from a power source that fueled the Industrial Revolution to cheap natural gas.” (Mark Drajem, “Obama Power-Plant Rule Signals Demise Of ‘Old King Coal,’” Bloomberg, 3/28/12)


VOICEOVER: “Obama wages war on coal while we lose jobs to China”


VIDEO TEXT: “We Lose Jobs To China”

 China Is The World’s Largest Coal Producer And Consumer And Is Expected To Double Its Coal Consumption In Coming Decades. “China is also the world’s largest top coal producer and consumer and accounted for about half of the global coal consumption, an important factor in world energy-related CO2 emissions. … EIA projects coal’s share of the total energy mix to fall to 59 percent by 2035 due to anticipated higher energy efficiencies and China’s goal to reduce its carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of GDP). However, absolute coal consumption is expected to double over this period, reflecting the large growth in total energy consumption.” (U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 9/25/12)


VOICEOVER: “Who’s using more coal every day.”


VOICEOVER: “Now, your job is in danger.”


VIDEO TEXT: “Your Job Is In Danger”


SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “[I]f somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it’ll bankrupt them.”


 Barack Obama, In 2008: “If Somebody Wants To Build A Coal Plant, They Can – It’s Just That It Will Bankrupt Them…”OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can – it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Interview With The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board, 1/17/08)


VIDEO TEXT: “It’s Just That It’ll Bankrupt Them”


VOICEOVER: “Mr. President, let us keep our jobs.”


VIDEO TEXT: “Mr. President Let Us Keep Our Jobs”


VOICEOVER: “We can’t afford four more years.”


VIDEO TEXT: “We Can’t Afford 4 More Years”

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