Faced with continued attacks from Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan over Medicare in recent days, President Obama's campaign has chosen to go after the latter's Medicare plan in its first ad responding to Romney-Ryan.
The Obama ad uses AARP analyses of both the Ryan plan and Obama's health care law to craft a message aimed directly at seniors that suggests Medicare under Ryan-Romney will cost seniors more, while highlighting the waste, fraud and abuse savings under the law signed by Obama.
The ad, called "Facts", will run in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.
Romney has sought to distance himself from the Medicare plan included in Ryan's House budget bills, promising to offer his own detailed Medicare plan that's distinct from Ryan's. At the same time, Romney has said on mulitiple occasions that he would have signed Ryan's plan into law had it landed on his desk as president.