New Romney campaign ad
The Mitt Romney campaign launched a new 30-second television ad Friday featuring footage of Hillary Clinton campaigning against Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, in which she accused Obama of lying about her record.
“Shame on you, Barack Obama,” Clinton says in the footage.
The Romney ad uses the Clinton footage to back up a recent Washington Post Fact Checker item which said a recent Obama ad accusing Romney of outsourcing jobs overseas while he was governor of Massachusetts was “misleading, unfair and untrue.”
“But that’s Barack Obama,” a narrator in the Romney ad declares. “He also attacked Hillary Clinton with vicious lies.”
Ohio Primary 2008
The Clinton footage comes from a campaign event held just before the Ohio primary in 2008, when Clinton attacked Obama for mailers she said mischaracterized her positions on health care reform and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“He continues to spend millions of dollars perpetuating falsehoods,” Clinton said at the time—footage that has been used in Romney’s latest ads to cast doubt on Obama’s claims about Romney.
Clinton, who is now Obama’s secretary of State, has not commented on the ad, and her spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.