Campaigning in Ohio, an outraged Joe Biden on the Romney Campaign’s ad claiming that Jeep was sending American jobs to China:
“I have seen more Romney ads about he's going to get tough on China. To use President Clinton's phrase, in another context, “that takes a lot of brass”.
Romney get tough on China? The same man the Washington Post said pioneered outsourcing? The same man who criticized the president of the United States for taking action against China and saving thousands of American jobs in steel and the rubber industry?
So when you hear Gov. Romney say he'd protect government jobs by getting tough on China, I got a word for you: malarkey. Absolute malarkey. Look, his saying he'll get tough on China is only out done by his bizarre claim about the auto industry,
Within two weeks he's [Romney] running an ad in this state saying that President Obama made the companies go bankrupt, gave the industry [to] the Italians, who are selling it to the Chinese.
I have never seen anything like that. It's an absolutely patently false assertion. It's such an outrageous assertion that [it’s] one of the few times in my memory Chrysler has felt obliged to go public saying Jeep has no intention of outsourcing production of their models out of America to China. Chrysler Corporation, which is highly unusual, said “a careful and unbiased reading would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments”. Have they no shame?
Romney will say anything, absolutely anything, to win this thing.”