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The 2012 Presidential campaign continued its decline into the depths of political mud this week as the Obama campaign hammered away at the one issue that polls say is ticking to presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney — his record at Bain Capital and the private equity firm’s role in sending jobs overseas.
Ads produced by the Obama campaign claim Bain sent American jobs to China and Mexico and focused on Romney’s overseas investments in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
“Mitt Romney is not the solution. He’s the problem,” the ads say.
The saturation ad buys run in key battleground states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Romney fired back Friday, saying the President owes him an apology over an aide’s claim that the former Massachusetts Governor’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are false and could result in felony charges.
“That is simply beneath the dignity of the presidency of the United States,” Romney said in an interview with ABC News.
But some Republicans tell Capitol Hill Blue is letting the issue fester with voters by whining and not putting the charges to rest. They especially don’t like his refusal to release his tax returns for years before 2010.
“There is no whining in politics,” Republican strategist John Weaver told The Associated Press. “Stop demanding an apology, release your tax returns.”