If Mitt Romney loses this election, it will be because of Ohio voters who are more inclined to believe Barack Obama's lies about "saving the automobile industry" than about the truth. Romney's article in The New York Times had a title he did not write, and included the same type of relief as was largely granted by Obama.
But the biggest lie has come when Romney had real ammunition available, bolstered by real facts, about Chrysler and its plans.
First, Chrysler is an Italian owned company. It is not a US company. This Romney said and it is true.
Second, Chrysler's owner did say that the company was considering moving production to China. But the article also included a statement that appears added as an aside that changed the gist and impact of the statement. This was followed by clear statements by Chrysler quoted repeatedly as if they had pledged to move no production to China.
Third, and most importantly, the final qualification received no press at all. Namely, the promise was limited to Jeep Wranglers, and that was itself qualified. Here is what Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said:
“Jeep is one of our truly global brands with uniquely American roots. This will never change,” Mr. Marchionne said. “So much so that we committed that the iconic Wrangler nameplate, currently produced in our Toledo, Ohio, plant, will never see full production outside the United States.”
So if you all want to tell the truth, let's make certain you do. Jeep will not move Wrangler production currently in Toledo fully outside the United States.
If that is not a very small commitment unlike the claims made everywhere by Obama supporters, including the media, what is it? And how does it not comport with Romney's claims?
Watch Romney's ad and you decide.