The Washington Times - May 18, 2012, 08:40AM

With more than five months out from the election, Mitt Romney’s presidential team released a new “Day One” television ad Friday in English and Spanish that spells out his plan to approve the Keystone oil pipeline, reshape the tax code and begin to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul — all on his first day in office.

The 36-second ad opens with text on the screen as well as narrator posing the question: “What would a Romney presidency be like?”


And then the narrator answers it: “Day one, President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked,” the narrator says. “President Romney introduces tax cuts and reforms that reward job creators, not punish them. President Romney issues order to begin replacing Obamacare with commonsense health care reform.”

The ad comes a day after the Romney camp and the Republican National Committee announced that their joint fundraising efforts brought in $40.1 million, putting the former Massachusetts governor almost on par with the $43.6 million that Mr. Obama and the Democratic National Committee pulled in.