Mitt Romney’s campaign released this television advertisement that hits President Obama for failing to visit Israel during his first-term and emphasizes Romney’s commitment to the “cherished relationship” between Israel and the United States.
Here’s the script:
AD FACTS: Script For “Cherished Relationship” VOICEOVER: “Who Shares Your Values?” VIDEO TEXT: “Who Shares Your Values?” VOICEOVER: “As President, Barack Obama has never visited Israel and refuses to recognize Jerusalem as its capital.” VIDEO TEXT: “Barack Obama Has Never Visited Israel As President” · “President Barack Obama Has Not Been To Israel Since Being Elected…” “Israel was a last-minute addition to the itinerary after presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he would visit the country this summer. President Barack Obama has not been to Israel since being elected and Clinton has not visited in almost two years.” (Matthew Lee, “Clinton Goes To France For Syria Talks, Then Asia,” The Associated Press, 7/5/12) VOICEOVER: “Mitt Romney will be a different kind of president—a strong leader who stands by our allies. He knows America holds a deep and cherished relationship with Israel.” MITT ROMNEY: “We speak the same language of freedom and justice.” · MITT ROMNEY: “We speak the same language of freedom and justice, and the right of every person to live in peace.” (Mitt Romney, Remarks, Jerusalem, Israel ,7/29/12) VIDEO TEXT: “Romney Says Israel, U.S. ‘Bound Together,’ In Jerusalem Speech” · The Hill Headline: “Romney Says Israel, US ‘Bound Together,’ In Jerusalem Speech” (The Hill, 7/29/12) VOICEOVER: “And like the U.S., Israel respects the rights of people of all religions.” MITT ROMNEY: “It’s a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.” · MITT ROMNEY: “It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.” (Mitt Romney, Remarks, Jerusalem, Israel ,7/29/12) MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”