Romney’s Ad In Michigan

Ken AshfordElection 2012Leave a Comment

Romney's ad now running in Michigan could have used more vetting.  In the ad, shown below, he talks about growing up in Michigan.


A couple of problems with the ad:

(1)  The Chrysler that Mitt is driving was not built in Michigan, or even America.  It was built in Canada.  Chrysler has confirmed this.

(2)  And about that framed photo of Mitt and his dad looking down at what appears to be a car-themed park of some sort…. the one with the Romney voiceover saying "I remember going to the Detroit auto show with my dad".  That photo wasn't taken in Detroit at an auto show.  The thing depicted in that photo is the 1964 World's Fair grounds. In New York. Here is what it looked like from ground level, below the Romneys' lofty perch:

Chrysler pavilion 1964 World's Fair in New York

And what's more, if you look at a map of the 1964 World's Fair, it sure looks like the Romneys were looking down… from a helipad.  

Mr. Average Guy attending a Detroit auto show with his pop?  I don't think so!