The Romney campaign is going on offense on the outsourcing issue today with a new ad using factchecking groups and a 2008 primary season complaint by Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama.
"When a President doesn't tell the truth, how can we trust him to lead?," a narrator says in ad, which features Clinton saying, "shame on you, Barack Obama."
The ad comes the same day as Romney's hometown Boston Globe has a big story saying multiple SEC reports say he remained CEO of Bain Capital past 1999, when companies owned by Bain (as the Obama camp has pointed out) put companies out of business and laid off workers.
We'll update if we get response from the Obama team.
UPDATE From Obama campaign spox Lis Smith
“Mitt Romney’s ad is based on the false premise that he left Bain Capital in February 1999, an assertion that today’s Boston Globe and official documents filed with the SEC and the State of Massachusetts demonstrate is just not true. The fact is that Romney, despite his big Bain lie, served as president and CEO of his corporate buyout firm until three years later and is responsible for the American jobs that were shipped overseas during that period. Romney owes it to voters to shed light on his departure from Bain and financial arrangements by following the precedent set by his own father and releasing additional tax returns. Only once he’s straight with them on these issues can the American people make their own judgments about Romney’s record and motivations.”