That’s what a new Obama ad asks, continuing the assault on the secretive dealings of Mitt Romney, that he refuses to put to rest. Simply releasing his tax returns could make all of this go away but apparently, there’s much more damaging information in the tax returns, than he’s receiving by not releasing them. Thus, the Republican Clown Show continues…
The Obama campaign released a new ad today, this one being the first time the President has addressed the camera directly. The president highlights the differences in he and his opponent and what’s at stake in this election.
Romney could take a lesson from the rapid response of the Obama campaign on dealing with attacks. The Obama camp wasted no time in releasing the new web ad entitled, “Mitt Romney: Saying anything to get elected.” Showing the falsity and hypocrisy of Romney’s current desperation attack.
The obviously saw the same thing I did, in my first post on this.
Matt Negrin at ABC news has written a piece about an ad that has gone viral and should scare Mitt Romney most. It is an emotionally charged account of a worker asked to build a stage, that three days later, Romney’s Bain colleagues would fire everyone in the plant from.
The one-minute spot, made by the super PAC supporting President Obama, Priorities USA Action, already has more than 1 million hits on YouTube, more than 10 times any other super PAC ad. More significant, a person at a Republican group that has tested Democratic attacks on Romney told ABC News the ad is potentially the most devastating yet.
The ad stars a former plant worker in Indiana who tells the story: One day he was told to build a small stage and, shortly after, Romney’s Bain colleagues herded the workers in front of the stage to tell them they were fired. Romney, the worker says, made $100 million by shutting down the plant.
Romney has been absorbing a “nuclear” assault, in recent weeks, and the “shelling” shows no signs of relenting.
The Obama campaign is continuing its assault on Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital history and his tax haven accounts in the Cayman’s and Bermuda. The new ad entitled, “Firms” features Romney singing “America the Beautiful” while news clips of outsourcing jobs to India and tax haven accounts, decorate industrial and tropical backgrounds. The ad ends with the message:
“Mitt Romney’s not the solution. He’s the problem.”
This comes on the heels of Romney’s continued refusal to release his tax returns beyond 2010 and a 2011 estimate. Romney appeared in several interviews Friday but he still refuses to meet these charges head on and just be straight with the public.
Many have their theories on what Romney is hiding and my theory is much simpler than outsourcing and tax avoidance, although that could be part of it. You see, Romney told the American people that he is worth $250 million. I believe he can’t release his tax returns because everyone would find out that Romney is actually a billionaire and that he lied about it to everyone, just to not appear too out of touch. It’s not the money necessarily but the lying. As for appearing out of touch, I’d have to say, “Too late.”.
Anyway, here’s the ad. It’s very clever in its simplicity.
Ben LaBolt hosts this Obama Campaign ad, that questions Romney on his foreign investments and Cayman and Swiss bank accounts. All this after the Vanity Fair article, released last week that broke new information on Romney’s foreign investments.
Does the Romney family still own the Bermudan shell corporation in question? And if so, why won’t Romney’s campaign admit it?
Why did Romney transfer ownership of this mysterious corporation to a blind trust in his wife’s name the day before he was sworn in as governor?
What taxes would Romney have paid if his money was invested here in America?
Is not technically breaking the law a high enough standard for someone who wants to be President of the United States?
In addition to questioning the reasons behind the foreign tax haven accounts, LaBolt says that its perfectly reasonable to ask a person running for president, to disclose such information and be held to a higher standard.
I agree. If the attacks are untrue, it should be easy enough to prove by releasing his tax returns for the relevant time period. Romney has continued to dodge the issue, releasing robotic statements via his handlers and making no indication he’s willing to come clean.
A closer look at President Obama’s first 3 years as President.