So what happens? A flash point. This time from the Romney camp and his ad about Jeeps and China. Technically the ad does not lie. Fiat did buy Chrysler including the Jeep division. And yes, they are going to put a Jeep production line into China. That is a far cry from moving Jeep to China costing American jobs. Unless you expect Fiat, an Italian company, to build Jeeps for the Chinese market in the U.S. From a business perspective, it makes no sense. Manufacturing costs here are higher, thank the unions. Plus the cost of shipping the Jeeps overseas. Plus it's not even an American company, per se, any more!
It's like me and my KIA. It's a Korean automobile but it's made in the States for our market and employs untold numbers of Americans. Cost effective? Well, we could afford one.
Is the misleading ad working for Romney? Who knows, but was it necessary to mislead? Who knows. You could say fair is fair considering all the trash put out by both campaigns but at this point I think the voters are numb to it. At least I am.
I'd like to think in these last few days the closing arguments would be about whose vision of how the country should be managed would be of utmost importance, but no. It seems we'll go down to the wire seeing who is the most effective manipulator of facts. With four days left, will the Democrats have one last flash point to offer up? With Biden it's possible. Will the Republicans? I wouldn't be at all surprised. No one seems to know when to hold 'em or fold 'em.
I expect a post election mess with voting irregularities already in evidence. It may well be Thanksgiving before we know who won.
At least we'll then have something to be thankful for. It will finally be over. Until the next time.