Romney must be allergic to the truth. He avoids it like he is, anyway.Obama landed a clean hit on Romney over his opposition to the federal bailout of Chrysler and General Motors.Instead of letting the moment pass and moving on to the next question, Romney decided to once again relitigate the auto bailout, a measure supported by a large majority of voters in the presidential battleground of Ohio.
"He said that I said we should take Detroit bankrupt
," Romney said. "And that's right. My plan was to have the company go through bankruptcy
like 7-Eleven did and Macy's and Continental Airlines and come out stronger."
The end result? When he had a chance to mitigate the damage, Romney instead reminded millions of viewers that he would have let the auto industry go under without government help. As the saying goes: When you're explaining, you're losing.
IBD/TIPP 2012 Presidential Election Daily Tracking Poll
: Oct. 17, 2012 Obama is up +1.5
Obama 46.8% | Romney 45.3%
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ABC News/Wash Post
has Obama up too.
A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters puts Obama ahead of Romney 49 percent to 48 percent, a statistical tie and the same as the week before. Across the 10 states identified by POLITICO as competitive, Romney leads 50 percent to 48 percent.