Obama goes negative with Romney attack ad
US: The US presidential race grew increasingly hostile and
bitter Saturday with President Barack Obama releasing an attack ad that
blamed Republican rival Mitt Romney for shipping American jobs abroad.
Obama, who with a stubborn unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, is fighting
historic precedent to keep his job, poured scorn on his White House
opponent’s business record, intensifying his recent character
assassination of Romney.
The 32-second ad alleged that Romney, when head of venture capital
outfit Bain Capital, had links to companies that chose to lay off
US-based workers and move those jobs to plants in Mexico and China
The commercial, titled “Firms,” aired just days after the Obama
campaign seized on government records that suggested Romney remained in
charge at Bain for three years beyond February 1999, when he officially
The date is considered crucial as after that year Bain is said to
have invested in companies that moved jobs abroad.
Romney has denied having any managerial influence at the Boston-based
investment firm beyond 1999.