Mitt Romney’s campaign has quietly begun airing a TV ad in six states that uses an old clip of Hillary Clinton to blast President Barack Obama. – Politico
TEAM ROMNEY won’t let go of the fact that the Washington Post won’t retract their article on outsourcing and Romney’s Bain record. An excerpt:
Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.
During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
On June 27, Romney reps met with executive editor of the Post Marcus Brauchli who refused the request for retraction, with the Romney campaign distributing a rebuttal of the piece.
The ad above is the Romney campaign’s response to the Post report, but also to Obama ads slamming him on outsourcing. It’s to air in Ohio, Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
As to Obama campaign “falsehoods,” the book I wrote on the history of Hillary Clinton’s rise and the ’08 campaign includes a chapter focusing on the Obama campaign’s tactics, which was in stark contrast to the marketing of candidate Obama back in ’08 as a “different kind of politics.” The chapter was mainly in response to David Plouffe’s whitewash of the campaign, because the primary race he depicts in parts of his book are devoid of what their campaign engaged in continually. In “Eating Your Own” I unpack with proof that the Obama campaign back in ’08 did indeed distribute falsehoods, but that wasn’t the beef. It’s that they were pretending they weren’t and so was the media!
Barack Obama and his team fought as dirty as anyone ever has back in ’08, and by running this ad Mitt Romney proves he can hit below the belt too.
We’re all shocked. Alert the media.