Posted by | November 22, 2011 14:14 | Filed under: Top Stories

A new Mitt Romney ad has the president saying, “If we keep talking about the economy we’re going to lose.” This purposely ignores and misstates what the president said.

…when Mr. Obama made that statement, he was actually quoting an aide to John McCain, his 2008 rival for the presidency. “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose,” Mr. Obama said.

In an email to Politico, the Romney camp said it used the out-of-context quote “intentionally.”

“We used that quote intentionally to show that President Obama is doing exactly what he criticized McCain of doing four years ago,” said Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom. “Obama doesn’t want to talk about the economy because of his failed record.”

Of course, this is dishonest and unethical. And how would Romney like this done to him? Think Progress did just that:

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