Mitt Romney's lies are getting worse. Now he's just repeating a lie that's circulating on right-wing blogs that Chrysler is looking to move their plants to China. In Ohio, this is serious business. And it's not true:
Romney told Ohioans that a major manufacturer is on the verge of moving all its jobs to China — but it isn’t true. Chrysler is looking to build Jeeps in China for the Chinese market, not to move American jobs there. In fairness to Romney, the news story that gave rise to this tale seems to have been sloppily written. But all the relevant facts were in the original article. And in any case, there are no indications the Romney campaign bothered to check out its preferred story before working it into his stump speech.
I know that people just generally assume that politicians lie. And it's true that there are lots of lies in every presidential campaign. But I want to assure you that Mitt Romney lies much more than your average presidential candidate. This is not business as usual; Romney is desperate, and he's willing to say anything to become president. And lies like this, if they're not properly fact-checked, can cause a lot of damage in a state like Ohio.