Last Tuesday, the pro-Obama PAC, “Priorities USA,” released a scathing new ad accusing Mitt Romney of being kind of responsible for the death of the wife of a steel worker who was laid off by Bain Capital.
Watch the ad below:
"I don’t think Mitt Romney understands what he’s done to people’s lives by closing the plant.
I don’t think he realizes that people’s lives completely changed.
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.
“You’ve turned me around on this,” Stu said sarcastically after hearing the ad. “Mitt Romney took away his healthcare, and his wife immediately died of cancer.”
“Immediately is a little bit of a stretch,” Pat replied.
Actually, it’s a BIG stretch. As tragic and sad as the story about Soptic’s wife is, Romney had left Bain Capital seven years before this happened. On top of that, after Soptic was laid off, his wife still had access to health insurance through her own job.
So, just add this to the list of baseless smear tactics Team Obama is willing to use to win this election.
You can find more details on the lies used in this PAC ad here.