Obama’s reelection campaign has unleashed a daily, negative, character-based slashing of his November foe, ahead of the president’s official campaign kick-off rallies in the crucial battlegrounds of Virginia and Ohio on Saturday.
In the latest volley, Obama’s camp produced a memo accusing Romney of pursuing an “extreme” agenda towards women, seeking to lock in the Republican challenger’s liabilities with the key electoral demographic.
This followed an ad branding Romney’s attitude towards the middle class as “just what you would expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account.”
Obama’s assaults partly focus on Romney’s history as a millionaire venture capitalist who Democrats say sent American jobs offshore and turfed people at ailing companies out of work. AFP
A new ad on Tuesday from President Obama’s re-election campaign targets presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s history at Bain Capital and as governor, painting the Republican challenger as someone who regularly shipped jobs overseas and tried to conceal his Swiss bank account. The Hill
“As a corporate CEO, [Romney] shipped jobs overseas to places like Mexico and China,” the ad claims. “As governor, he outsourced state jobs to a call center in India. He’s still pushing tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. It’s just what you’d expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account.” Raw Story
Romney’s huge wealth (estimated at up to $250 million) and offshore bank accounts and holdings have become a major campaign issue in the Republican primary campaign, putting the former Massachusetts governor on the defensive. MSNBC
The Romney tax returns in January have shown that he and his family held investments abroad in such places as Luxembourg, Ireland and the Cayman Islands. Ann Romney, Romney’s wife also held an account at the Swiss Bank UBS as a blind trust. Washington Post