Pro-Obama ad blames Mitt Romney for woman's death
Ok, here is my entry into the political debate:
A steel plant acquired during Romney's Tenure at Bain Capital went bankrupt in 2001. Joe Soptic, a former employee of GST steel plant, relates that because he was fired he lost insurance, a "short time" thereafter, his wife was diagnosed with cancer and died. He says Romney doesn't care that his wife died and it is implied (not subtly) that Romney caused this woman to die.
In order to make this debate interesting let's pretend the following facts don't exist:
1. Romney was no longer working with Bain (even on paper) in 2001 when the plant shut down.
2. Joe Soptic's wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 5 years after the plant closed.
3. Joe Soptic's wife had health insurance through her own employment subsequent to the plant closing.
Does a company have moral culpability for what happens to their employees after they are terminated? ie. if there home is foreclosed or the lose insurance.
Isn't carrying over insurance after work is terminated (cobra) a federal issue and thus George Bush, in fact, killed this woman?
Does a candidate have an obligation to "condemn" or at least distance themselves from a Superpac ad that many would consider is misleading?
I know Republicans wanted Citizens United, so be careful what you wish for. But soon the Republican superpacs will be ramping up. There is already talk of suggesting that Obama pretended to be a foreign citizen to remain in an ivy league college despite his poor grades.
With Romney alleging that the Obama administration is suing to prevent soldiers from voting this is clearly the most negative campaign I've seen in years!!
Let me know your thoughts!!! Thanks!!