From NBC's Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro
In advance of President Obama's televised town hall tomorrow on health care, the Republican National Committee is airing a new 60-second TV ad that criticizes Obama's plans to overhaul the system.
Per the RNC, the ad will air on "select national cable outlets." An RNC spokeswoman wouldn't disclose the size of the ad buy, but said it was neither small nor large.
"Today a national TV network turns its airwaves over to President Obama's pitch for government-run health care."
"Shouldn't this be a bipartisan discussion?"
"Republicans want health care reform that reduces costs across the board."
"Republicans believe every single American deserves quality health care."
"Republicans also believe another government takeover would diminish health care choice and quality."
"President Obama talks about a "public option." When he says "public option", that means putting government bureaucrats in charge…instead of patients and their doctors."
"It's a bad idea."
"Republicans want bipartisan health care reform - a responsible plan that we can afford, where people are free to choose the best care for their families - without a government takeover."
"Tell President Obama to work with Republicans…and to stop rushing into another government takeover."
"The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising."