Romney Doesn't Care
The Obama adminsitration has released a new ad showing a worker whose life was turned upside down when the factory that he worked at was closed down by Bain Capitol. The man's wife was diagnosed with cancer when he was unemployed and she died quickly due to a lack of preventative health care.
The story is horrific. Is Romney to blame? No. Does Romney care? No. Romney did what he had to do to make money. He would do it again if placed in that position, and he will be equally callous in his feelings. In Romney's world if you can't protect yourself from their economic weapons then you deserve what happens to you.
While Romney's world is economic, Obama's world is political. Just as Romney had no empathy for those who couldn't defend themselves from his company's economic attacks, Obama has no real care for those who can't defend themselves from the political attacks waged against them to gain votes.
Among those attacks is the aforementioned commercial. Obama knows that Romney's actions didn't kill this man's wife. He also knows that people are angry about the economy, and they want a place to direct that anger. With the lack of any other person to blame, most people are going to blame the adminstration in place. Obama is simply offering another villian to blame - the evil capitalist. He isn't criticizing Romney because he truly disagrees with his actions, he doing it because it helps his campaign.
So, how do the American people defend themselves against these attacks? Stop paying attention to them. Stop picking the President based upon who you think you would like to have a beer with or who is the most charismatic person. Start looking at their policies, at the person's history, and at their record of doing that they said they would do. If you do this from an impartial perspective, you will see that both Romney and Obama say one thing and then behave in whatever manner best suits their needs at that time.