Mitt Romney is running a television ad in Wisconsin saying his
national pledge to create 12 million new jobs means Wisconsin will gets
240,000 of them.
You can find the Romney pledge, here.
Twelve million is an impressive number, but it's the creation of script writers and campaign consultants - - so ask yourself this question, TV ad consumers:
Why would Romney go out of his way and remind Wisconsin of Scott Walker's failing promise, repeatedly publicized in Wisconsin, to create 250,000 new jobs here with a nearly-identical promise?
As PolitiFact recently wrote about Walker's job pledge and performance:
Updated: Thursday, July 19th, 2012
You might as well film Romney with his dog, or lecturing an empty chair, or having Paul Ryan in running togs opening with, "Folks, you know that campaigns are line marathons..."
Walker's 250,000 jobs pledge was bald-faced PR and is little more than a political punchline - - even his Department of Revenue has said he won't make it - - and Romney's ad, with virtually the same projection, sets up "heard that before" and "fool me once..." rejoinders.
But don't get me wrong. Keep running it, please.