New Super PAC Ad Attacks Obama’s End Zone Dancing

The Citizens United decision continues to advance the development of campaign speech each day in the 2012 cycle. But while Gov. Romney makes headlines regarding the amount of money his affiliated Super PAC, Restore Our Future, is spending around the country, other groups have gone relatively unnoticed until now.

On May 1 Veterans for a Strong America, a Super Pac, posted a web ad currently being distributed with the YouTube advertising engine.  Using visuals and editing almost like those epic Rick Perry ads, it takes direct aim at President Obama’s speech delivered immediately after news broke of bin Laden’s killing.

The ad boldly attacks the President’s reference to himself eight times in the initial announcement (although the transcript shows 13 mentions) whereas “Heroes don’t seek credit…Heroes don’t spike the football…Heroes put their lives on the line,” etcetera.

By all appearances, Veterans for a Strong America seems to have only just started its 2012 operation. The ad has roughly 35,000 views online – while the organization’s Twitter and Facebook accounts show less than a thousand followers each. The organization is registered out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; rather than an office on K Street. The website sums up its mission:

“Veterans for a Strong America is mobilizing veterans and veterans’ supporters as advocates in the public policy process. We are doing this by partnering supporters with respected economists, military veterans, intelligence community leaders and experienced former law enforcement officials. Veterans for a Strong America is arming Americans with the facts about the state of our national security, equiping [Sic] Americans with the tools needed to engage elected members of Congress and the President, and motivate Americans by asking them to rally around us with the just nature of our cause – to keep America strong.”

Unlike the Section 527 groups which have no limits to the amount they can spend on advertising, Super PAC groups such as Veterans for a Strong America are limited to only spending up to 50 percent of funds on said efforts. Their impact on policy in Washington remains to be seen.

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