July 12, 2012
Who's the Real Outsourcer: Romney or Obama?
The Obama campaign has been running a series of campaign ads which call Romney an "outsourcer." These ads have been helping Obama's poll numbers versus Romney in the Midwest battleground states. However, according to Glenn Kessler in the Washington Post ("4 Pinocchios for Obama's newest anti-Romney ad"), the most recent ad is "misleading, unfair and untrue." For example, it claims that Romney routinely outsourced jobs while he was head of Bain capital, but the Obama campaign can cite only a single instance. Kessler writes: The Obama campaign rests its case on three examples of Bain-controlled companies sending jobs overseas. But only one of the examples - involving Holson Burns Group - took place when Romney was actively managing Bain Capital. Similarly, the Obama campaign claims that Romney outsourced jobs as governor of Massachusetts. Again, this generalization is based upon a single instance. Kessler writes: The claim that Romney outsourced jobs as...(Read Full Article)