You have a strange way of showing your patriotism, Mitt
The Obama campaign has a killer new ad out today that will be running in the swing states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It’s called “Firms” and highlights just how un-American Mitt Romney has behaved as Governor and as the head of Bain Capital.
Greg Sargent at The Plum Line had this to say about it:
By continuing to hit Romney over offshoring during that disputed period, they hope to maneuver him into the position of continuing to deny responsibility for the activities of his firm during a time in which he was listed in documents as its CEO and chairman. That’s an argument that’s very hard for Romney to win, and dovetails with the broader case the Obama team is making about Romney’s character and unwillingness to be forthright or transparent about his finances.
That’s why the new ad ties the offshoring to the Swiss bank account and the “tax havens” in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. “Doesn’t the buck stop with you?” is a far easier argument to grasp than the corporate jargon Romney has been forced to employ in rebutting it.
Meanwhile, Greg Greene with the DNC had the best tweet of the week yesterday, in my opinion. Talking about how Mitt Romney is now running away from his tenure as the head of Bain Capital, he tweeted this:
I love how Romney now bases his sales pitch on having been a do-nothing president. Um, dude?
— Greg Greene (@ggreeneva) July 13, 2012
So. Absolutely. Perfect.