Romney Says Obama Is Lying About Bain Capital
A new television ad says Obama should be ashamed. However, the voice is not that of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but an unlikely figure appearing in a Romney advertisement: Hillary Clinton.
The footage from the ad comes from the hotly contested primary campaign for the Democrats in 2008 when a then Senator Clinton and present day loyal secretary of state of President Obama, complained about Obama spending millions of dollars on lies.
The ad cites a column in the Washington Post from June that denounced an Obama attack against Romney as unfair, untrue and misleading. It is the latest attempt by the Republican’s campaign to demonstrate he intends to meet the barrage of attacks by Obama head on that he has faced on his private equity career while at Bain Capital.
The ad that was denounced in the newspaper column suggested that Romney had outsourced jobs overseas while he was the head of the financial firm based in Boston for 15 years. Those ads by Obama in turn relied on a new article from the Washington Post that was published on June 21 that said six companies that Romney’s Bain Capital invested in were pioneers in the outsourcing of U.S. jobs to countries such as China and India.
The Republican’s campaign took statements from six different companies’ former and current CEOs, all who maintained they had in fact added to the job totals in the U.S. during their individual periods of affiliation with Bain and Romney. The CEOs also said that the packaging plants and foreign call centers were to support the existing foreign sales of products exported from the U.S.