The Obama campaign it trying to regain the offensive in the Medicare debate with a new TV ad running in North Carolina and seven other swing states.
The 30-second spot redirects the conversation with "facts" back to Paul Ryan's plan and defends the federal health care law amid criticism from the Republican ticket.
Romney's N.C. spokesman Robert Reid responded: "President Obama’s new ad ‘Facts’ gets the facts wrong. The facts concerning the president’s record on Medicare are clear: 1) Obama cut the program by $716 billion, 2) millions will be forced to lose their Medicare Advantage coverage and 3) the program will go bankrupt in 2024. Mitt Romney has a plan for Medicare that protects it for today’s seniors and strengthens it for future generations."