Muhammed Ali invented the "rope-a-dope" strategy as an aging heavyweight. The former pretty boy of boxing would lie on the ropes and absorb a fearsome beating for round after round, counting on his opponent to punch himself out before Ali dropped. The most famous application was against the hated George Foreman, at that time a young bull with , as it turned out, insufficient cardio conditioning. Now people are beginning to womder if Ali is directing strategy for the Romney campaign. In the primaries, Romney was a regular Cassius Clay, adroritly dishing out punishment and the occasional low blow to his opponents. Now however, he seems to be on the ropes, taking repeated low blows himself without responding. Time to fire up the Theme from Rocky and get romney punching again. My suggestions. 1. Ad opens with screenshot of '60's riots, cuts to bombed out police station, them a picture of a sneering Bill Ayers standing on the American flag. Voice over: "Obama's earliest mentor and financial backer was unrepentant domestic terrorist and Weather Underground founder Bill Ayers. They were so close, Ayers even had him appointed to a foundation board. How could the president be in bed with a guy who bombed police cars and the Pentagon? are those American values?" 2. Ad opens with a screaming Jeremiah Wright doing his infamous G-D America number. Cuts to Obama and Michelle in a pew applauding vigorously. Voice over: " Obama spent 20 years as a member of this notorious church and called Jeremiah Wright a friend and mentor. Are the racist black liberation theology he supported there the values America wants in a president?" 3. Ad opens with shot of deserted parking lot and "closed" sign on a building at Solyndra. Shifts to asian bank front, then foreign electric car factory. Voice over: "Obama wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on Solyndra and other companies run by his political and financial backers. Much of the money was sent overseas. Now he wants to raise taxes and add more debt." 4. Ad opens with a picture of obama being swotn into office with a sidebar showing the national debt. As months on a calendar flip by, the debt graph goes higher and higher. Voice over: " Obama has added more to the national debt than any president and more than all preveious presidents combined, even as he crushed the job market." Graph cuts to unemployment rate. "We can't afford another four years of Obama's values." Ad cuts to scenes from Greek rioting, then to a scary depiction of the debt grwoing to the sky. 5. Ad opens with shot of Obama proclaiming he will have the most transparent, honest,etc administration in history. Shifts to obama with arm around Jon Corzine and cuts of Obama and Biden rpaising Corzine. voice over: " Obama crony Jon Corzine presided over a massive fraud at a brokerage firm that cost hundreds of midwestern farmers their savings. Obama's regulators did nothing. The CFTC was headed by a known associate of Corzine. To this day the stolen funds have not been recovered, no one has been prosecuted and Corzine has not paid a penny out of his massive private wealth to defrauded investors." Background has Corzine testifying to congress and walking out surrounded by lawyers and reporters. Voice over: "Most transparent adminstration in history or typical corrupt Chicago politics? Are these America's values?" 6. Ad opens with newspaper headlines about car industry bailout and side story that hundreds of dealerships closed. Shot shifts to tumbleweeds blowing across abandoned dealership. A broken looking man walks up, looks wistfully at the dealership and says: "I worked here for 20 years but Obama forced us to close, even though we ran a good business and were profitable. 35 people lost their jobs and health insurance." Cut to another shot of a former dealer testifying to congress that politics decided which ones were allowed to remain in business. Voice over: " Obama bailed out the auto unions with taxpayer dollars but forced private businessmen out of business. Are those American values?" 7. Ad opens with shot of Obama on golf course, then shifts to pics of him riding girl's bike with handlebar streamers. Voice over: "Obama played golf over 100 times as ordinary Americans suffered through a recession, feared for their jobs and struggled to make ends meet. As unemployment set records, he went on vacation anfter vacation and partied like a rock star. Are thos eAemrica's values?" Background shots show Obamas on vacations, partying ,e tc. 8. Ad opens with video of Obama promising to bring us together. Voice over: " He promised to bring us together. Instead, he's been the most divisive president in history." Videos of Obama attacking the rich for not paying their fair share, attacking republicans, etc. Voice over: " Obama's plan is to pit one group of Americans against another. Are those our values?" 9. Ad begins with Obama taking oath of office and promising to faithfully execute the laws of the United States. Cuts to video of him declaring that he will not deport illegals. Cut to video of Border Patrol union president talking about terrible morale at BP and how they are not allowed to do their jobs. Voice over: "Do we want a president who thinks he is a dictator?" Close with picture of Obama morphing into Hugo Chavez. I could go on, but you get the idea. Fight fire with fire, go on the attack, seize the initiative, however you want to describe it. Send the media into fits of outrage. Who cares?