Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum
claims President Barack Obama “shattered” America's traditional
values when he approved of passage of a gay marriage law in New York.
Santorum attacks the president on a
number of fronts in a new ad titled The Only One released this
“We blinked. And the America we knew
had changed,” a male announcer says in the ad's opening as the
camera pans over images of a gathering storm and a pensive Obama.
The ad blames Obama for the economic
downturn, high unemployment and health care reform, which are
represented by images of sad kids, unemployment lines and a
frightened elderly woman.
“Our traditional values shattered,”
the announcer says as a bride walks down the aisle with the caption,
“Obama praises New York on same-sex marriage.”
“Who possesses the courage and
experience to save America?” the announcer rhetorically asks, then
adds: “The answer is becoming increasingly clear.” (The video is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)
After New York legalized gay marriage
in June, Obama called it a “good thing,” but he refused to give
marriage equality his personal endorsement.
Santorum says gay community waged jihad against him over gay