In late October, Romney tried to mitigate Obama’s edge on the auto bailout among Ohio voters by cutting an ad that suggested Chrysler was going to manufacture Jeeps in China rather than the Buckeye State. The ad was clearly misleading, a mashup of unsupported assertions and deceptive suggestion. It backfired badly. Representatives of Chrysler and GM publicly smacked Romney for the deception, and Obama went on to carry Ohio – and with it the presidency.
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Top 10 Campaign Ads
Top 10 Political Memes
Top 10 Campaign Falsehoods
- 10. Jeep Moving Jobs from Ohio to China
- 9. Romney Is an Outsourcing Pioneer
- 8. Romney Wants to Make Arizona’s Immigration Law a Model for the Nation
- 7. Obama Tried to Curb Military Voting
- 6. Romney Wants to Deny Gay Couples Adoption Rights
- 5. Obama Promised the Stimulus Would Keep Unemployment Under 8%
- 4. Obamacare Is a Federal Takeover of the U.S. Health-Care System
- 3. Romney Wants to Ban All Abortions, Including in Cases of Rape and Incest
- 2. Obama Gutted Welfare-to-Work Requirements
- 1. Obama Apologizes for America