I’m sure this will appear in Benen’s mendacity post today, but here’s an advance look via a Sullivan reader who watched Romney’s Cincinnati speech yesterday.
I was startled while watching Romney’s remarks in Cincinnati an hour and a half ago to see him repeat the lie that President Obama has not signed any trade agreements. He even specifically criticized Obama for not pursuing agreements with Latin American countries. A quick Google search of “Obama administration trade agreements” by his speechwriter would have yielded several articles from this past October, including this one, which note the three trade bills Obama signed, of which two were Latin American. These were signed while he was campaigning in the primary! How does nobody on his staff remember this?!
Again, this is the strategy. It’s not an oversight. It’s deliberate. His voters will believe it and the press won’t challenge him on it. Case closed. Romney will say anything and lie about anything to get elected.