They’ve had this ad in the can for months and we’re supposed to believe Roberts Gibbs doesn’t know the details of it?
This is just not credible.
Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Wednesday refused to condemn a controversial super-PAC ad featuring a steelworker who said he could not pay for his wife’s cancer treatments after his company was bought by Bain Capital, a private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, and closed.
Gibbs said he did “not know the specifics” of the story in the ad during a contentious interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and said the campaign had no control over the ad from pro-Obama super-PAC Priorities USA.
“This is an ad by an entity not controlled by the campaign. I certainly don’t know the specifics of this man’s case. I do think there is a lot of concern in the country about what happens when people lose their jobs, we know that when they lose their jobs, because of most of where people get their healthcare provided for is in their jobs, they do also lose their healthcare,” said Gibbs.
Pressed on the ad by others on the show’s panel, Gibbs said the video was highlighting voters’ real fears about healthcare and the economy.
It wasn’t highlighting anything. It was a disgusting smear not supported by any facts and it’s blown up in their faces. If voters have fears about the economy it’s doubtful they’ll be voting for his boss.
As to the notion the ad isn’t controlled by the Obama campaign is there anyone alive who actually believes that?
Gibbs goes on to express butthurt over a Romney ad pointing out Obama has gutted welfare reform. So an ad pointing out the truth is an outrage to Gibbs, but an ad accusing Romney of murder, well, he just doesn’t know the details of.
Sure, Bob. Sure.
More: Even CNN’s Wolf Blitzer can see what a lowlife move this was by Team Obama, but his senior adviser doesn’t know the details.