This is the new ad that the Romney campaign has playing right now in Ohio, a state that either he is just behind President Obama, or tied with President Obama, depending on which poll you read.
Based on the ad above, and the incredible amount of bullshit that it contains, the Romney campaign is clearly VERY concerned.
There is a lot in the ad to criticize, but perhaps the MOST egregious is the charge that Chrysler is sending its Jeep manufacturing jobs over to China. Which so incensed the Vice President of Communications that he spoke out to set the record straight:
Gualberto Ranieri, Chrysler’s vice president of communications, criticized those stories Thursday even before Romney made his comments.
“Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” Ranieri said. “It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China, for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation.”
In fact, Chrysler is investing $500 million at its Toledo North Assembly Plant and plans to add 1,105 new workers by the third quarter of 2013 to build an all-new SUV that will replace the Jeep Liberty.
A spokesperson for the Romney campaign declined to comment
So did you get that? Even BEFORE Romney used this talking point during his campaign stops, and before this ad was put together, it had already been called out by Chrysler. Yet the Romney campaign, hoping that nobody knew it was a lie, used it anyway.
Like I said, does anybody else smell desperation from this ad? Because I certainly do.