Politics

Video: Mitt Romney Makes Bizarre Claims in Latest Campaign Ads

| by Michael Allen

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently released two bizarre ads (videos below). 

The first one claims that President Obama mishandled the GM auto bailout, which saved hundreds of thousands of jobs. At the time, Romney's response was "let Detroit go bankrupt."

The video features an Ohio car dealer who had to close when his credit was suspended by GM during the bailout, implying that President Obama was somehow directing credit issues at GM, which he was not.

In the second ad (video below), Mitt Romney's campaign claims three falsehoods. The son of Michigan Gov. George Romney claims he knows what it's like "to wonder whether you're going to be able to make ends meet." However, there is no record of Romney's family ever living in poverty. Today, Romney is estimated to be worth $250 million.

The Romney ad also claims that he had the "best jobs record of any Massachusetts governor in the last decade."

However, the ad fails to mention that Massachusetts has had only two governors in the past decade, Romney and Deval Patrick, who was [and still is] governor during the economic collapse of 2007 and 2008. Romney didn't have to face the financial crisis of 2008.

Finally, Romney boasts about a $100 million surplus at the Salt Lake City Olympics, which he says was donated to an endowment for the future of Olympic sports.

However, what Romney does not mention is that the federal government gave $1.3 billion to the Olympics and that the "surplus" was $56 million, and the donation was actually $40 million, reports TheDailyKos.com.