Ad Watch: Mitt Romney promises 12 million jobs

Mitt Romney, "12 million jobs" 

What it says: “Let me tell you how I will create 12 million jobs when President Obama couldn't."

What it means: Coming off his performance in Wednesday's debate, Mitt Romney is staying on offense -- with a message targeted to the middle, not the base.

Fact Checker: "The number is less impressive than it sounds. This pledge amounts to an average of 250,000 jobs a month, a far cry from the 500,000 jobs a month that Romney claimed would be created in a 'normal recovery.'"

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · October 3, 2012