Romney’s autos ad reeks of desperation. Both Chrysler and the Detroit newspaper he cites have debunked the incredibly misleading claims Romney made about them. Romney thinks deception can still win him the election, but voters already know they can’t trust him.
· We’re leading early vote in the battleground states that will help decide the election and we’re not taking a single one for granted. But Mitt Romney isn’t where he wanted to be eight days out – he’s down everywhere he needs to be up. As a result he’s stooping to desperate attacks and releasing one of the most misleading, hypocritical and indefensible ads we’ve ever seen in a presidential race.
· In Ohio, our lead is larger than Romney’s is in North Carolina. So he responded with an ad that everyone in America knows is flat-out false. It reeks of desperation.
o Romney falsely suggests that Chrysler is moving its Jeep production to China – a claim Chrysler itself debunked.
o He cites a Detroit newspaper that took him to task for opposing the auto rescue.
o He claims he has a plan to help the auto industry and that he’ll fight for every American job. Neither is true. President Obama fought for the American worker and rescued the auto industry; Romney’s plan was to “let Detroit go bankrupt.”
· Romney knows Ohio is slipping away, so he’s saying whatever he thinks will close the deal with voters – even if it’s completely untrue. But the American people want a President they can trust, and they know Romney isn’t it.