New Tone: Pro-Obama Ad Blames Mitt Romney For Death of Steel Worker’s Wife – Even Though Romney Left Bain Before Plant Closed (Video)

In its latest Romney attack ad the pro-Barack Obama super PAC Priorities USA blames the former governor for the death of a worker’s wife.

Joe Soptic, the former steel worker in the ad, blames Romney for the death of his wife even though the steel plant closed after Romney left Bain.

Romney left Bain 1999, GST Steel went belly up in 2001.
But it’s Romney’s fault.

Business Insider reported:

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.”

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