Axelrod: Romney’s Jeep ad creating Ohio ‘backlash’

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at the Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio October 13, 2012.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at the Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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President Obama’s top adviser is predicting that Mitt Romney’s misleading late attack ad about the auto industry will backfire in the key state of Ohio.

Daviid Axelrod told CNN Tuesday morning that the ad is “creating a real backlash in that state.” He added:  ”I think that’s going to come into play.”

Axelrod continued:

What it did was create an even larger gulf of trust and trust is a big issue in this campaign, and particularly for these voters in Ohio for whom questions like the survival of the auto industry are very much questions about their family’s economic well being.


The ad falsely suggested that Chrysler is considering moving U.S. Jeep production jobs to China. In response, the automaker’s CEO made clear that in fact the company is considering open Chinese factories to serve the Chinese market, and U.S. jobs would be unaffected.

Axelrod: Romney's Jeep ad creating Ohio 'backlash'

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