President Obama has prepared a new TV ad to fire back Republican Mitt Romney’s ad aired in Ohio.
Romney’s 30-second ad shows images of cars being crushed and the narrator is heard saying that Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.” It didn’t take long for Obama’s campaign team to create an ad to fire back at Romney’s claim that he would do more for the auto industry than Obama would.
“They are inviting a false inference,” Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, said of the Romney campaign. “It is literally accurate and inferentially false. We also call it ‘not the whole story.'”
Obama’s ad will be aired today, October 30th, on TV in Ohio, a state where polls show Romney and President Obama in a tight race. During the ad the narrator says Romney “turned his back on the auto industry … and now, after Romney’s false claim of Jeep outsourcing to China, Chrysler itself has refuted Romney’s lie.”
Currently, Fiat, the majority owner of Chrysler, is planning to make Jeeps in China with its partner Guangzhou Automobile Group. Chrysler is also planning to add new shifts at the Detroit and Toledo plants, which means it will add 2,200 new jobs.