New Romney Ohio Ad, “Dream”, Uses Footage from Wrong State

Posted on August 8, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

See the ad for yourself.

Via Daily Kos:

“Let’s ignore for a moment that Mitt Romney’s solution to what ailed General Motors was to just let the whole damn thing fail, thus making this choice of topics a rather curious choice at best for Mitt’s increasingly self-satirizing campaign. His ad blaming Barack Obama for GM’s closing of auto dealerships in Ohio has other problems as well. The outdoor footage at the four second mark? It’s a clip of downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is notable for, among other things, not being in Ohio.”

More from HuffPo:

In the 30-second spot, Al Zarzour, a 61-year-old car dealership owner from Lyndhurst, Ohio, says that in the wake of the auto bailout General Motors shut down his credit line, forcing him to lay off his 30-person workforce.

“In 2009, under the Obama administration’s bailout of General Motors, Ohio dealerships were forced to close,” a narrator says in the commercial.

But just as the narrator says that at the 5-second mark, the ad shows a streetscape that appears to be in Oklahoma City, as noted by Sarah Burris, managing editor of the progressive blog FutureMajority.com. Google street view confirms that the scene is indeed outside the Advanced Academics building on E. Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City.

Whoops… unforced error for Team Romneyhood!

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