Sunday, July 1, 2012
Mitt Romney has enlisted a surprising new surrogate in his effort to challenge President Barack Obama’s attacks on his jobs record: Hillary Clinton.
The Romney campaign quietly launched a new 30-second television ad Friday featuring footage of Clinton campaigning against Obama during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, in which she accused Obama of lying about her record.
“Shame on you, Barack Obama,” Clinton says in the footage recycled in the Romney spot.
The Romney ad uses the Clinton footage to back up a recent Washington Post Fact Checker item which said a recent Obama ad accusing Romney of outsourcing jobs overseas while he was governor of Massachusetts was “misleading, unfair and untrue.”