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Mitt Romney Airs "Misleading" Anti-Obama Campaign Ad

Mitt Romney must think he has the GOP presidential nomination all locked up -- his latest campaign ad is an attack on President Obama, not his fellow Republicans. And it's misleading to boot.

In the ad Obama is heard during a 2008 campaign speech that "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose."

Here's the problem -- Obama was actually quoting an aide to his then-opponent John McCain. Of course that was not revealed in Romney's ad. His campaign even admits to taking the quote out of context. In an e-mail to Politico, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom wrote:

"We used that quote intentionally to show that President Obama is doing exactly what he criticized McCain of doing four years ago. Obama doesn't want to talk about the economy because of his failed record."

The Obama campaign said Romney just can't stop with the lies.

"Just last week fact-checkers scolded Mitt Romney for distorting a comment the president made about creating American jobs and now Romney launches a deceitful and dishonest attack rather than outline his own record or plans for the future," Campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told CBS News.


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