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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field

Campaign 2012

Obama TV Ads Go After Romney as 'Outsourcer-in-Chief'

Ad: 'Romney’s never stood up to China. All he’s ever done is send them our jobs.'


The Obama campaign is going after Mitt Romney with attack ads in three battleground states characterizing the Republican candidate as an "outsourcer-in-chief" who hasn't stood up to China.


A spot in Ohio shows an earlier Romney campaign ad in which a narrator says, “Day one, President Romney stands up to China.” Ominous music builds, and a narrator in the Obama ad asks: “But would he?”

“Romney’s companies were pioneers in shipping U.S. jobs overseas,” the narrator continues in the ad, entitled “Revealed.” The assertion is based on a Washington Post article reporting that Bain Capital played a large role in outsourcing while Romney headed the firm. Romney's campaign has disputed the report.

The Obama ad ends with this narration: “Romney’s never stood up to China. All he’s ever done is send them our jobs.”


Ads in Virginia and Iowa use similar language as the Ohio ad, but a narrator ends by asking whether the states “really want an outsourcer-in-chief in the White House.”



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