Romney’s Jeep claim mentioned in his new ad, slammed by new Obama ad, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton (Video)By Angel Cuala on Oct 30, 2012 in International, Politics, United States •
Updated: October 31, 2012 4;05 p.m.
Mitt Romney‘s Jeep claim of moving its production from US to China appeared in his new political ad, but was immediately slammed by a new Obama ad, as shown in the video below. Chrysler earlier released a statement contradicting Romney‘s claim. Former US President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden also attacked Romney.
New Obama ad, criticizing Romney’s Jeep claim
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“Who will do more for the auto industry? Not Barack Obama. Fact checkers confirm his attacks on Mitt Romney are false. The truth? Mitt Romney has a plan to help the auto industry. He’s supported by Lee Iacocca and the Detroit News.” A narrator for the new Romney ad said, as shown in the video below.
“Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy, and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.” The narrator added, referring to the speech of Romney in Ohio on Thursday, when he said that he saw a story about Jeep‘s moving from US to China.
Apparently, the 65-year old Massachusetts governor was believed to have referred to a news report by Bloomberg on Monday, October 22, titled “Fiat Says Jeep Output May Return to China as Demand Rises,” and quoting a statement made by Jeep brand President and CEO Mike Manley.
On Thursday, October 25, Gualberto Ranieri wrote at Blog.Chryslerllc.com, saying that Bloomberg‘s report was accurate but noted the “birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America,” and clarified that Romney‘s Jeep claim is not true.
Meanwhile, a new Obama ad was released on Monday, October 29, saying that “when the auto industry faced collapse, Mitt Romney turned his back. Even the conservative Detroit News criticized Romney for his ‘wrong-headedness’ on the bailout,” adding later that “Chrysler itself had refuted Romney‘s false claim.”
Also on Monday, former US president Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden appeared together in a political rally in Ohio as a tag team criticizing Mitt Romney, particularly on his Jeep‘s claim. As noted by CNN, both leaders referred Chrysler‘s statement in their speech, as against Romney‘s claim.
New Mitt Romney ad: Who Will Do More?
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