This ad is so filled with lies that it is almost an archetype of the mendacious political ad. Romney was out of the decision making loop by 1999 at Bain Capital. GS Steel was facing bankruptcy in 1993 when it was purchased by Bain, so if Bain did anything it was to give the fellow in the ad, Joe Soptic, employment for a few more years until the plant he worked at closed its doors in Kansas City in February 2001. Soptic’s wife? He says that she got sick “a short time” after the plant closing.She died of cancer in 2006. She had insurance through her own job at a local thrift store until she injured her rotator cuff and had to quit her job in 2002 or 2003. Even by the low standards of political ads, this one is despicable.
Donald R. McClarey
Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.