MoveOn hits Romney
The liberal political action committee MoveOn.org hit Mitt Romney for opposing the auto bailout in this ad that aired prior to Tuesday's Michigan primary. The ad features Elisa Gurulé, an auto worker, who tells her story of being unable to find a full time job in Detroit at the height of the financial crisis. But she says the president's bailout of GM and Chrysler helped her get full time work at Chrysler where she is still employed today.
"Mitt Romney said let Detroit go bankrupt," Gurulé says, looking straight into the camera. "I'm grateful our country didn't listen. We need a president who will stand by us all when times are tough."
In the next shot, Gurulé is in her car and looks at the camera and says "Mitt Romney, he'd let America fail."
Though the Michigan primary is now over, expect ads like this one to continue into the general election as President Obama uses the auto bailout as one of his major achievements as president while every Republican candidate opposed what they consider a government overreach that has put billions of taxpayer dollars at risk.