The new TV ad, airing only in the swing state of Virginia, reminded viewers of the Romney’s "reckless" and "amateurish" trip visiting England, Israel and Poland in July. Romney, who ran the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, angered many Brits after suggesting London wasn't fully prepared for the Games.
The ad criticized Romney for his "knee-jerk response" to the deadly protests in the Middle East. "If this is how he handles the world now just think what Mitt Romney might do as president," said the voice-over in the Obama ad.
The second presidential debate on October 16 will include a portion on foreign policy.