Greg Sargent reports that ÜberTeam Romney has responded to the near universal condemnation (David Brooks is holding out) of its Jeep-to-China Lie by ... what else? ... "expanding the ad campaign."
A Dem source familiar with ad buy info tells me that the Romney campaign has now put a version of the spot on the radio in Toledo, Ohio — the site of a Jeep plant. The buy is roughly $100,000.
That's not really an ad buy. It's more of a confirmation that their own internal polling is showing a devastating, irreversible loss in Ohio.
Not even the ruthless incompetence of the Romney camp would spend $100,000 in the empty hope that the same but Broader Lie will work after the Big Lie did not; it would, however, spend $100,000 just to spit in people's face. Behold--the adolescent personality of the deeply malevolent GOP.