The Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is unveiling perhaps the harshest, most personal ad of the 2012 presidential race, featuring a former worker at a Bain-owned company talking about the death of his wife after their family lost health insurance. [...] “I don’t think Mitt Romney understands what he’s done to people’s lives by closing the plant. I don’t think he realizes that people’s lives completely changed,” Soptic said. – Priorities ad ties Romney to lost health insurance, cancer death
THE HEROES of the Bain narrative are Paul Begala and Bill Burton.
Amid the Cory Booker, Steve Rattner, Pres. Bill Clinton, Lanny Davis onslaught, they just kept on coming.
It’s hard to imagine where the effort to define Mitt Romney would be without Bain Capital. It’s a cinch it wouldn’t be as far as it is today and the tax attacks wouldn’t have gotten the traction they have so far.
But this ad is different, because it hits the chord I suggested in an earlier post that was so important on women and Planned Parenthood. That Mitt Romney can’t understand the “mind set of someone who had to go to Planned Parenthood.”
Casting Mitt Romney as someone who doesn’t understand what people suffer when they can’t afford to go to the doctor until it’s too late, American Priorities proves why they never let go of the Bain Capital attack line, even when other well respected Democrats said it was a bridge too far.
“I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone,” Soptic concludes. “And furthermore, I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.” – Priorities USA ad
The way Republicans are talking about national health care, while coming to the plate without a plan, you could say the statement above applies to them all.