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Obama for America

"Made in America" +
0:30 ad run starting Feb. 23, 2012 in MI.  

[Music] Male Announcer: Made in America.  For generations of Michigan autoworkers it’s more than a slogan.  It’s a way of life.

But when a million jobs were on the line...

                 TEXT: Big Three Automakers Running Out of Time - Associated Press, 11/19/08

...Every Republican candidate turned their back.

Even said, "Let Detroit go bankrupt."

                 TEXT: Let Detroit go Bankrupt -New York Times, 11/18/08

Not him...

[Applause, cheers] Obama: Don't bet against the American auto industry.

                 TEXT: BarackObama.com/Auto-Recovery

Now, a retooled, restructured industry is back...

TEXT: GM Posts Record Annual Profit -Wall Street Journal, 2/16/12; “Chrysler US Sales Rise 44 Percent In January” - Associated Press, 2/1/12

…because of the grit and sacrifice of Michigan workers.

                 TEXT: BarackObama.com/Auto-Recovery

[Applause, cheers] Obama: Don't bet against the American worker.

Obama (voiceover): I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.

Notes:  From the press release - 

Obama for America today released a television ad titled “Made in America” highlighting the President’s bold decision to extend emergency loans to the auto industry.  When the industry was on the verge of collapse, and others advocated letting “Detroit go bankrupt,” President Obama helped save more than 1.4 million jobs up and down the supply chain by providing rescue loans to GM and Chrysler.  Those loans allowed the industry to continue providing jobs to Americans and producing cars, so that everyone from management to workers could have time to make sacrifices and concessions for the companies to emerge stronger and more competitive.  Today, Detroit is reopening factories and adding shifts, and over the last two-and-a-half years America’s auto industry added more than 200,000 jobs.

The Romney campaign issued a fact check headlined "A Sign of Desperation: Team Obama Releases Factually Wrong TV Ad."  Amanda Henneberg, Romney spokesperson, stated, “The last thing President Obama and his team want to do is face Mitt Romney in the general election. Their factually false television ad proves they are more focused on Mitt Romney than they are on getting Michiganders back to work. President Obama is desperate to hold onto power.”