Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are expected to spend $400 million on television ads this year. To the dismay of NBC5, they’re not spending any of it in Chicago, because Obama has a 100 percent chance of winning Illinois.
So, for those of you who feel you’re missing out on what’s said to be one of the nastiest presidential campaigns of the past century, here’s a selection of ads that swing state voters are seeing -- five or six or seven or eight times a day.
In this ad, Romney accuses Obama of allowing China to steal America's manufacturing base.
In this response ad, Obama accuses Romney of outsourcing jobs to China while CEO of Bain Capital:
Here's an Obama ad which attacks both Romney's "47 percent" remarks and the recent release of his tax returns that showed he paid only 14.1 percent of his income in taxes last year.
In this ad, which would be playing in Southern Illinois if this were a competitive state, Romney accuses Obama of ruining the American coal industry:
In this instant classic from Obama, Romney sings "America The Beautiful" over a montage detailing his overseas investments.
And finally, here's an ad in which Romney accuses Obama of removing the work requirement from President Clinton's welfare reform bill: "You wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."
See what we're missing?