Obama camp attacks Romney over minor group's birther add– – Do you expect Romney to pursue this?
divert attention away from his superPAC’s suggestion that Mitt Romney
indirectly caused a woman to die of cancer, President Obama’s campaign
tied Mitt Romney to an obscure organization that ran a conspiratorial ad
about Obama’s birth certificate.
“I saw an ad yesterday that is
being run by the Republican outside group that questions whether the
President was born in the United States and shows a picture of his birth
certificate with a question mark on it,” Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki
told reporters on Air Force One today. “No one is asking the Romney
campaign about that ad and what they think about that ad. So as we talk
about apples and oranges, that’s the apples-to-apples comparison I’ll
leave you with.”
“The Republican outside group” to which Psaki
alluded is not Romney’s official campaign super PAC, but an obscure
organization called the Conservative Majority Fund, a group that believes Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery. The ad says that “no one has seen Obama’s birth certificate” and advocates disqualifying Obama as a candidate for president.
is trying to pass that off as an “apples-to-apples comparison” with
Priorities USA Action, the designated Obama campaign super PAC that
raises money by hosting fundraisers with Obama administration officials.
Priorities USA recently produced an ad suggesting that a woman died of
cancer because Bain Capital laid off her husband, who thus lost
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer called the ad “repulsive” after a
fact check found that it was “full of falsehoods” because the woman had
insurance through her own work for years after Romney left Bain (which
happened years before her husband was laid off). She was not diagnosed
with cancer for seven years after Romney left his company.
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