“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.” – Romney spokesperson cites Massachusetts health law
THIS IS a joke, right?
Everyone in media is jumping all over Priorities USA, including blaming Team Obama for their ad (shown again here), which depicts a tear-jerking story about a man’s wife dying from cancer after a plant was shut down after Bain Capital came to town.
Didn’t we go through this once already with Mitt Romney? He backed so far away from the ads running on his behalf by Super PACS he left skid marks.
But now CNN even has a timeline of the story line of the Priorities USA ad, finding factual fault with it.
Do you live in a swing state?
Have you seen the ads Karl Rove and the Koch Bros. are running in places like Virginia?
This is our political world after Citizens United. People get to dump loads of money anonymously into Super PACS that can say whatever they want.
But the last thing anyone expected was Team Romney’s spokesperson citing Romneycare as offense against what Priorities USA is alleging.
Bill Burton, a strategist for Priorities USA, said he’s as “stunned as anyone that [Saul] would invoke Romney’s support for individual mandates, particularly in a state that wasn’t Massachusetts. … They’re clearly sputtering in response to very painful stories from workers who lost their jobs, their health care and their pension benefits,” Burton said. [Politico]