Mitt Romney For The Death Of A Steel Worker's Wife
Business Insider -- The pro-Barack Obama super PAC Priorities USA unleashed what might be the most vicious ad of the 2012 campaign cycle this morning, an ad that personally points some blame toward presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for the death of a steel worker's wife.
The ad, titled "Understands," is a much more pronounced and heavy attack than some of the others that the Obama campaign and Priorities USA have released targeting Bain Capital's closure of a GST Steel plant in Kansas City.
“Understands” features Joe Soptic, who was laid off from the plant and lost health benefits. The ad says that he later found part-time work, but his wife developed a stage-four cancer (not specified further) and "there was nothing they could do."
Here's the script:
When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my healthcare, and my family lost their healthcare. And a short time after that my wife became ill.
I don’t know how long she was sick and I think maybe she didn’t say anything because she knew that we couldn’t afford the insurance, and then one day she became ill and I took her up to the Jackson County Hospital and admitted her for pneumonia and that’s when they found the cancer and by then it was stage four. It was, there was nothing they could do for her.
And she passed away in 22 days.
I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone, and furthermore I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.
Soptic, incidentally, is the same person the Obama campaign featured in its first Bain Capital attack ad. That ad did not get nearly as personal, and Soptic did not mention his wife's story at all.
Blog author's comments - Joe Soptic, the former steel worker in the ad, blames Mitt Romney for the death of his wife. GST Steel closed in 2001. Romney took a leave of absence from Bain in February 1999 to run the 2002 Winter Olympics and wasn’t managing Bain Capital while he was running the Olympics. He left Bain in 2002. Mrs. Ranae Soptic died in 2006. Mitt Romney had nothing to do with closing the steel plant or ending the health care.
I do realize Barack Obama desperately wants to win a second term and that his administration will resort to anything to do so as will this pro-Obama super PAC. But, only the liberals would push and promote an ad like this.
So, the Obama administration believes Romney is guilty of the death of Mrs. Soptic even though he left Bain approximately seven years before Mrs. Soptic died and he is also a felon because he has not paid his income taxes for ten years -- according to Harry Reid. The IRS has somehow overlooked a decade of missing tax returns from a multi-millionaire? I don't think so.
A former employee of the Obama administration Bill Burton runs this pro-Barack Obama super PAC Priorities USA.