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Mitt Romney Wins A Very Fitting Prize.

by: countrycat

Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 08:20:19 AM CST


Jeepers, creepers!  Mitt Romney finally won something: Politifact's 2013 "Lie of the Year" award.  Competition was fierce - with the Romney campaign often competing against itself because remember: they promised that their election strategy would NOT be  dictated by fact checkers.  And the winner is.... drum roll please.....

Mitt Romney's Chrysler Jeep Ad!

It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad.

And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.

That's right.  It wasn't a "distortion," a "misstatement," or a "mistake."  It was a flat out lie that Mitt Romney knew was a lie and he kept spewing it in person and on TV.

But 47% voted for him anyway.  Amazing.

 

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romney held back a huge portion of tv ad money for a final big push. obama got his message out early and often. by the time romney's late push tv advertising appeared in states like ohio, for instance, most of the voters had made their decision, a majority fortunately for obama, so they hit the mute button whenever romney's ad appeared. major campaign error by romney. 

 



 

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