President Obama's campaign made a serious charge against Mitt Romney today when spokesman Ben LaBolt suggested on national television that the Republican presidential candidate had previously profited off slave labor in China:
"There's a video that's been circulating online of Governor Romney talking about work conditions at a plant owned by a company called Global Tech, which had guard towers and barbed wires, keeping workers in, 12 women per dorm room working in this facility," said LaBolt on MSNBC. "And what Governor Romney doesn't say in the video is that Bain then pursued an investment in this company, in this plant."
Actually, the video LaBolt appears to be referring to shows the opposite: The fence, according to Romney, is to keep others from coming in:
This isn't the first wild accusation to come from the Obama campaign and its allies.
Previously, the pro-Obama super PAC ran an ad suggesting that Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman losing her battle with cancer. And, of course, Obama staffers have long sought to suggest that Romney might be a felon. And even a "vampire."