Romney still peddling Jeep-to-China falsehood
Is THIS unconscionable or what?
Mitt Romney’s biggest challenge in Ohio is probably his opposition to President Obama’s successful plan to save the auto industry from collapse—no matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to escape his position that we should have just “Let Detroit go bankrupt.” So on Thursday, Romney tried out a new approach: instead of trying to defend his position on the auto bailout, he claimed that under Obama’s leadership, Chrysler was hatching a plan to move all of its Jeep production to China.
You can understand why Romney would try to reframe the auto bailout story, but the big problem was that his claim was completely false. Jeep is considering producing vehicles in China for consumption in China—just like Toyota builds cars here in the United States. But it’s not considering moving any existing production capacity outside of the country, and certainly not all of it, as Romney had claimed.
But even though Romney was caught with his pants down, he’s now put up a new television ad that continues to push the Jeep-to-China lie.