The Obama campaign is taking outsourcing to the airwaves.
New television advertisements airing in a trio of three states accuse Mitt Romney of being a potential “outsourcer-in-chief,” a buy that represents Team Obama’s latest attempt to capitalize the business practices of Bain Capital.
Two of the 30-second spots, airing in Iowa and Virginia, highlight the Washington Post’s report that characterized the former Massachusetts governor’s private equity firm as “pioneers of outsourcing,” investing in firms “that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage companies.”
The third spot, airing in Ohio, takes a more pointed jab at Romney by invoking China as a political bogeyman. It plays off a recent Romney ad that stated the Republican would stand up to China in his first 100 days in office. “But would he?” the Obama ad fires back. “Romney’s never stood up to China. All he’s done is send them our jobs.” Ohio’s unemployment rate is points higher than Virginia’s and Iowa’s.