The biggest of the Republican Political Action Committees, American Crossroads, said this week it is preparing to start its anti-Obama campaign, beginning this month but to intensify in May. The Super PAC reportedly has some $200 million at the ready.
"Our country is always at its best when its citizens - not self-serving politicians in Washington - are in control of its future. That is the vision American Crossroads is designed to serve," the Super PAC's president Steven Law, writes on their website. Law also writes that "it’s time we had majorities in both the House and the Senate that are 100% dedicated to rescuing our economy from the Obama agenda."
American Crossroads, Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie
Law was quoted on April 9 in the New York Times as saying they would be spending their money trying to "dislodge voters from him (Obama)." The polls show America is disappointed with the economy, Law says, and their intention is to connect that disappointment with the man and the party they believe to be responsible, Barack Obama and the Democrats. Currently, President Obama has a relatively strong standing in polls.
The financing for American Crossroads comes from from corporations in America and wealthy industrialists. Karl Rove, a Senior Adviser to George Bush and his former Deputy Chief of Staff, and Ed Gillespie, a former Counselor to Bush, were part of the founding of American Crossroads. Gillespie is now working with Mitt Romney.