Mitt Romney, in second general election ad, paints vision of him as ‘President Romney’

In his second general election television ad, Mitt Romney continues his effort to assist American voters in viewing him as their president.

Following up a “Day One” ad that debuted last week, his campaign committee says in a second installment that Romney would immediately focus on deficit reduction during his first day in office.

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“President Romney stands up to China on trade and demands they play by the rules,” the 30-second commercial adds. “President Romney begins repealing job-killing regulations that are costing the economy billions.”

The ad features scenes of Romney speaking, the National Debt Clock in New York City, children in a classroom—and Romney walking with former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a onetime rival for the GOP nomination who is now considered a potential running mate.

The commercial is similar thematically and substantively to the ad that ran last week. And both were also released in Spanish-language versions, a nod to the Hispanic vote Republicans are courting.