The Obama campaign released a new ad today to air in battleground states titled "Firms." It features the voice of an out-of-touch mendacious millionaire warbling a patriotic tune, while headlines detailing decidedly un-American acts flash on the screen.
Take a look:
The ad details Mitt Romney's history of outsourcing jobs to Mexico and China during his time at Bain, and his outsourcing of jobs to India as governor of Massachusetts. The ad also reminds folks that Romney won't come clean about the mysterious offshore tax havens in which he apparently stores his riches.
Why does this matter?
Romney's rationale for his candidacy is wrapped up in his experience at Bain, which he seems to think makes him an expert on "fixing" the economy and "creating" jobs. Romney thinks we need a businessman in the White House, but his own business (and governing) history is one of killing jobs in America and sending them overseas. That's not what we need to keep this economy moving in the right direction. Romney's policies won't help us recover from the economic wreckage of the Bush administration -- they're just more of the same.