The Ed Show | November 04, 2012
>>> show." mitt romney 's campaign can't answer for their completely false jeep to china advertising blitz, and it's a blitz. romney has been running bo gus radio and tv ads in ohio they claim because of the auto loan . the claim is a lie. chrysler ceo says jeep production is staying in the state of ohio and called the commercials inaccurate. romney 's political director was asked about st lie for the first time today, and his response was embarrassing. the fact is that chrysler far from chipping jobs go to ohio with actually expanding operations in toledo .
>> well, i found it interesting that president obama would attack governor romney hon that when they put up an ad saying that governor romney says let detroit go bankrupt when that's a headline from "the new york times" op-ed.
>> just another classic nonanswer from the romney campaign. "the new york times" did pick the title of the op-ed, but romney wrote if the auto companies get a loan, quote, you can kiss the american automotive industry good-bye. the substance is all the same. romney did not want to help detroit with a loan. he has made that very clear more than once.
>> there's no question that if you just write a check that you're going to see the companies go out of business ultimately.
>> you said if general motors , ford and chrysler get the bail out that the chief executives ask for yesterday you can kiss it good-bye.
>> that's exactly right. if you write a check they're going to go out of business. his response wasn't much better.
>> david, i've not seen the ad. i've just heard it. apparently not running it in virginia. i've not seen the ad.
>> he's not seen the ad. he doesn't know anything. apparently one of the highest ranking members of congress isn't paying any attention to the presidential race . you believe that? for more, let's turn to james hoffa , mr. hoffa, good to have you with us tonight.
>> good to be here.
>> you get. what do you make of the romney campaign's inability to speak directly to the commercials that they are running in the state of ohio .
>> well, i think it really shows a desperation. as the race gets closer to the end, i think that the romney campaign is getting desperate to run the jeep ad and be repudiated by the ceo of chrysler . it's so embarrassing. it's not true, and he continues to run the ad. just more lies. they're not going to move the jeeps to china. they're going to keep making them in toledo , where i'm going to be campaigning. so i don't know what is the purpose of lying like that. it's just more of the same, and it hurts his credibility, and it shows a certain desperation setting in as we only have two more days in the campaign. making the final pitch to the i know you've been on the ground in ohio . what is your sense of the outcome? week. i'm going back in the morning. i'll be back in by 9:00 in the morning. we're going to be campaigning there. i think it's upbeat right now. there's a lot of enthusiasm. i was with the president on thursday. step. tremendous confidence. all kind of people are walking up. i was impressed by what i saw. there were old people, young people , black people , latinos. every type of american was coming to the rally. people were bringing the children, taking them out of school because it was such an event. it was very moving to see the type of people who attended the event. that's the deep seeded ohio .
>> in ohio are the voters or residents, when you visit with them, do they bring up the automobile fiasco that romney has gotten himself into? ohio senator rob portplan was also asked about the jeep lies today and here is his response.
>> the fact is we now make jeeps here in toledo , ohio , that we're proud to send to china, to asia. we export 25% of what we make here. if they're going to start facilities overseas, we're going to lose the exports here. that's all the ad said.
>> chrysler said they are spanding production in ohio . what do the residents of ohio say to you? what are you hearing?
>> well i think people are disgusted with this. the truth is the ceo of chrysler said we're not going to do it. i don't know what else you can say. but it's the kind of fear they're trying to put in people to undermine president obama . you're hearing it and don't forget in ohio one in eight jobs is related to the auto industry . there's a lot of good things going on in ohio . people are going back to work. they're putting on third shifts in the auto plants. so there really is a resurgence going on. for him to try to put water on something that's a positive thing, a spinout of the fact that we did restore the auto industry . we saved ford, chrysler and general motors . for him to be on the wrong side of that, the answer is he can shut up and stop telling the lies.
>> finally, labor is so important to the president's reaction and his work in ohio to deliver the buckeye state . write to work legislation is where tlomz wants to go. how dangerous is that to you?
>> well, it's one of the things we talk about. when we rally people and go talk to them. we have strong unions in ohio . and he is basically on record for the whole country wants the national right to work. he wants to get rid of the minimum wage . he wants to get rid of any type of idea of working wages is to protect people.
>> and no candidate has gone down that road to my knowledge. no, he's on the website. they're all gone now because of the tea party . now they're talking about the national right to work. that gets people up in arms. and mitt romney doesn't see the difference. he goes on and he talks very boldly about this, not realizing that it's really the third rail when it comes to campaigning and it comes to the labor.
>> mr. hoffa, good to have yo with us on the ed show. thanks so much. president obama got bipartisan praise to his reaction of the hurricane. karen finney and e.j.dion join me next. the campaigns have one nor day to convince voters. find out where they're foccusing their attention in the final hours. stay with us. you're watching the ed show from democracy plaza. [