President Obama begins airing a two-minute television appeal in Ohio and six other states today.
The ad calls for a "new economic patriotism" and asks voters to compare his plan with one put forth by Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The President says in the ad the nation was losing nearly 800-thousand jobs a month when he took office and was "mired" in Iraq. Now, he says, the nation is "moving forward again." And he charges that Romney's plan would "double-down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the economic crisis." He lays out a plan to create manufacturing jobs, promote U.S.-made energy, train workers and reduce the deficit.