An ad paid for by the Conservative Majority Fund PAC has moved beyond accusing Obama of being born abroad, and now wants to have the sitting president removed from November’s ballots entirely.
“Call today to sign the demand to disqualify Obama” reads the ad, which is readily available on Youtube, and has reportedly been green lit by Fox News.
The PAC claims that only 10,000 signatures are needed to remove President Obama from the ballot. Such an ad can only be aimed at the most gullible of eligible voters, and continues to fire at a claim that was stifled a year ago. Unfortunately the 2012 election is the age of the PAC, where political ads are not created independently of either campaign, and are allowed to run rampant without being tied to verifiable fact.
A pro-Obama super PAC had its own ad pulled off of Youtube earlier this week, on the grounds of violation of International Olympic Committee copyrights. Priorities USA had created an ad attacking Republican candidate Mitt Romney, accusing him of “going for the gold” while outsourcing jobs, and featured footage from the Salt Lake City Olympics. Romney served as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee prior to those games. The ad was perceived as a low blow, forcing the U.S. Olympic Committee to step forward and ask all candidates and independent PAC groups to not use Olympic footage in their ads.
“The Olympic Games are a celebration of friendship, excellence and respect,” said USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky in a statement. “While we are absolutely confident that neither presidential candidate nor campaign has participated in the production or distribution of these negative ads, the attacks, using Olympic themes and images, need to stop.”