With the aftermath of Hurricane sandy hitting much of the north east we may have seen the final arguments from both campaigns for President this year. Romney’s final ploy is to imply, most recently in an ad, that President Barack Obama’s policies have led Chrysler to ship Jeep manufacturing jobs to China. Romney’s campaign said earlier this summer that they were not gong to let fact checkers determine their campaign strategy. Looks like that was the last truthful thing they said.
The Obama campaign has responded with an ad of their own to refute Romney’s lies.
The question is, will it be enough?
Greg Sargent writes in the Washington Post:
“The auto-bailout is a case where government action unambiguously worked. Given that it helped save an industry that’s linked to one in eight Ohio jobs, it’s also a case where the true implications of Romney’s ideological hostility towards government intervention in the economy and his insistence on the magic of the unfettered free market can be dramatized in a way that connects with voters.”
Rachel Maddow said last night on her show:
“With seven days before the election — [Romney’s] closing argument is an ad that, even the usually-unoffendable beltway press is calling a flat-out-lie… If this is it, essentially the end of the election, the Romney campaign is giving voters everywhere a clear view of what exactly they have been willing to do this whole campaign in order to win this election.”