In a move that goes to the heart of Obama's argument that Romney can't be trusted, Romney told a rally in northern Ohio that Chrysler, now owned by Fiat, was planning to move Jeep manufacturing to China. In fact, as the Washington Post's Greg Sargent notes, Chrysler is considering building Jeeps in China for the Chinese market, not moving American jobs.
... this story should be a big deal. Romney may very well be the next president. That’s a position of some responsibility. Yet he and his campaign rushed to tell voters a story designed to stoke their fears for their livelihoods without bothering to vet it for basic accuracy. This is not a small thing. It reveals the depth of Romney’s blithe lack of concern for the truth — and the subservience of it to his own political ambitions.