Did Obama campaign lie about anti-Romney ad?
Story on Democratic attack ad not adding up
- Duration 7:16
- Date Aug 9, 2012
Story on Democratic attack ad not adding up
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-- president Obama's top campaign team members now under fire for her reaction her response to it.
A controversial democratic get linking the death of a laid off steel worker's wife to governor Romney's work -- being capital.
Here now is part of the -- that's causing all this back and forth.
By the end -- stage -- numerous numerous there's nothing they can do for her.
And she passed away and -- two days.
I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he's done -- -- and I and furthermore do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.
Hang on to two comments there Mitt Romney's not concern also the 22 days -- -- back to that yesterday Obama's deputy campaign manager.
Saying she did not know any of the details surrounding that man's story -- Stephanie Cutter on.
Well you do know that we don't have anything to do with priorities USA.
That -- lot were not allowed to coordinate with them and bylaw we don't have anything to do with their ads I don't know the facts of -- just -- ex wife got sick or when she died.
Right now that was yesterday on CNN back in the month of may Stephanie Cutter was hosting a conference call.
Featuring that same steel -- have a listen here.
And expect to -- much more control.
Did you like to fire people it's no concern about what they're handling it -- Now turn to call back -- just different.
Thank you cattle greatly appreciate you hit it sharing her experience helps.
So -- so now we're late in August and former New Hampshire governor John Sununu is a senior advisor for Mitt Romney's team he also served as the White House chief of staff under president George H.
Bush and sir good morning to you welcome back.
Good morning thanks for having me on bit Bill Burton used to work at the White House used to work for then Senator Obama during his run for the White House in 2008 now runs the super pac.
-- Ortiz USA he apparently was on CNN late yesterday.
And he said what fact in that -- is wrong so why give you the opportunity now to respond that.
Well let let's give it a context about a year ago Ben Smith of Politico.
After interviewing Burton and others in the White House and on the Obama campaign in the Obama White House.
Wrote an article in which he said the strategy that Obama will employ is to destroy Mitt Romney.
Two character assassinate him because the White House could not run on their record so a year ago they laid out this agenda.
Now of Burton wants to know where the lie is the lie is in the omissions.
If you listen to the gentleman when he read his script.
With Stephanie on the telephone and he is reading a script.
You'll see that the campaign crafted a statement then that didn't point out for example.
That his wife and the 22 days happen in 2006.
Seven years after Mitt Romney left Bain.
So first of all they craft a despicable -- full of lies and then Stephanie Cutter and Robert Gibbs.
And Jay Carney lied to the press.
That they didn't know anything that was in that bad.
Can you imagine that that the press and in the press room now and the White House no.
That there is -- White House spokesman.
Eight Press Secretary that lies to them.
This not only reveals the character of deceit in this campaign it also shows you how stupid the White House crowd and this campaign is.
It also said that interview what this ad tells is a story of one guy in the impact that Mitt Romney had.
On his life suggesting there at the end of that quote here then we'll bald as a spokesman for the Obama team.
He said in his statement he refuses to accept responsibility meaning Mitt Romney for the jobs that were lost and the workers that were impacted.
Look what more does this lead us.
What -- near 89 days away from a campaign.
Are we now looking at perhaps.
One of the dirty just if not the dirty as political campaigns -- come.
-- -- -- And you know the interesting thing is even the liberal media is telling us how despicable this campaign is right now.
This is not only dirty it is dirty out of desperation.
This president knows that eight point 3% unemployment scares America this president knows that no growth.
Scares American this president knows that the private sector is ready.
-- didn't leave the country in essence with their investments.
Because of the regulations and the bad policy and -- -- -- -- right after your guy and that comment there about them the -- he he never hit me like Kansas to accept responsibility that for the jobs that were lost and the workers that were impacted.
The suggestion there is that the lives are changed permanently by your -- bit -- -- Look.
Defense -- and Romney.
Mitt Romney if you want -- even talk about the steel industry they invested in Steel Dynamics.
Which was about to go under.
And is now the number five company and the steel industry in America.
These the the Obama campaign has has done what they said they would do a year ago they look for a little fact toys they can distort.
They look for little factoid is that they can misrepresent.
And they look for little factoid is that they hope they can sell the American public.
Is is representative of of a reality that isn't there.
Created hundreds -- over a 100000 jobs and and the Democrats and Obama can't stand hearing that.
They're trying to undermine it with this dishonesty what what was campaign show -- -- what what and the character that showed by what is going on in this campaign what was the dishonesty of Obama the desperation of Obama and frankly -- not very bright.
-- president apologized -- eruption but I want -- to react to this because now we find out that just -- -- featured in this area.
What was offered a buyout before his steel plant closed in 2001.
I didn't know that if I -- I did tell the truth I don't know that and I'm not gonna state anything here that I don't know.
But obviously if that is true.
Then you have again dis honesty by omission by the Obama campaign and unfortunately by this gentleman.
Whose tragedy we empathize with.
But boy if if that turns out to be true then then what what he has been.
Griping about it ought towards -- back toward Mitt Romney.
It's certainly a misrepresent what -- you think all this matters in the end or if they had -- -- life.
Birdied it -- make -- their people absorb it may say well you know it's it was stated accepted as fact.
Now what what matters in the end is that people -- now knowing Obama will lie his campaign will -- And -- his prop pack will lie and the fact is they're going to see 89 more days of dishonesty coming from these people Johnson -- -- thanks for your time and a Mitt Romney was seeking early care radio program we're gonna get his comments -- that Henry from the White House and a short time here thank you sir for our viewers you hold -- hammered fox.