New Obama ad: ‘Cynical’

Obama for America, "Cynical"

What it says: “GM calls Romney’s ads ‘politics at its cynical worst,’ and Chrysler’s CEO said it’s simply not true. We know the truth, Mitt." The ad ends, as many recent Obama ads do, with a clip of Mitt Romney saying, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." 

What it means: Romney is aiming to turn out his base with risky ads that suggest that American auto jobs are moving to China. Obama's campaign is now using the misleading spots — and the reaction from Chrysler and GM — to rile up auto industry workers. 

Who will see it: Michigan and Ohio.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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