‘Big Bain Backfire': Romney campaign uses Booker's slam of Obama in new ad (VIDEO)

ByABC News
May 21, 2012, 4:37 PM

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The Mitt Romney campaign didn't waste any time to latch onto Newark Mayor Cory Booker's criticism of the Obama campaign's "nauseating" attack on Romney's Bain Capital record.

A day after Booker's controversial interview on "Meet The Press," the Romney campaign released an ad--"B ig Bain Backfire"--using the Democratic mayor's comments slamming Obama.

"Have you had enough of President Obama's attacks on free enterprise?" a voiceover in the minute-long ad says. "His own key supporters have."

"I have to just say from a very personal level, I'm not about to sit here and indict private equity," Booker said on Sunday's "Meet The Press."

The ad also uses similar comments from former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. on Monday's "Morning Joe" to rebut the Obama campaign's attack on Romney.

"Private equity is not a bad thing," Ford said. "As a matter of fact, private equity is a good thing in many, many instances."

Steven Rattner, the Obama administration's former "car czar," also gets a cameo.

"I don't think there is anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about," Rattner said.

The ad closes with Booker's headline-making criticism of Obama's attack on Bain: "It's nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough.

"With no record to run on," the Romney ad's description concludes, "it is no surprise that the Obama campaign has resorted to misleading attacks that have been disavowed by its own supporters."

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