BY OLYMPIA MEOLA
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has released a new TV ad targeting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, asking if Virginia wants an “outsourcer-in-chief in the White House.”
The 30-second ad starts with a clip of a Romney campaign spot running in Virginia that says in his first 100 days in office, he would create “thousands of new jobs” for Virginians.
The Obama ad goes on to reference a Washington Post story from June 21 that says Romney’s financial company invested in firms “that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.”
The ad ends with the narrator asking: “Does Virginia really want an outsourcer-in-chief in the White House?”
Politico reports that Romney campaign representatives sought a retraction from the Washington Post for the June 21 story, and that the paper will not retract the report.
FactCheck.org recently took a look at the ad and its analysis and can be found here.
“President Obama continues to use false and discredited attacks to divert attention from his abysmal economic record. If President Obama had even half of Mitt Romney’s record on jobs, he’d be running on it,” responded Romney campaign spokesman Curt Cashour. “But President Obama has the worst record on jobs and the economy of any president in modern history, which is why he is running a campaign based on distractions, not solutions.”