Mitt Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul cited the Massachusetts healthcare law, which the Obama campaign has called the template for the Affordable Care Act, while attacking a controversial new super-PAC ad.
In the ad, released by Obama backer Priorities USA, a steelworker said he could not pay for his wife’s cancer treatments after his company was bought and closed by Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney.
“I think that President Obama’s attacks have been so low and so despicable on a personal level that they’re backfiring on him,” Saul told Fox News on Wednesday, pushing back against the ad.
“If people had been in Massachusetts under Gov. Romney’s healthcare plan, they would have had healthcare,” she added.
The Obama campaign consistently has cited the Massachusetts healthcare law enacted by Romney when he was governor as the basis for the president’s own signature domestic legislation.
BWAHAHAHA. Mitt already can't campaign on his biggest accomplishment as governor because the republicans' frothy base became convinced overnight that their own party's universal healthcare idea is the devil incarnate. Now his spokesperson is really stepping in it.