Carney Dodges Question On Obama SuperPAC Ad On Cancer
White House press secretary Jay Carney is asked why he commented on a Romney ad and not an ad attacking Romney.
REPORTER: The Priorities SuperPAC has an ad out today that features a man who used to work in a steel plant that closed in 2001, this was after it was acquired by Bain Capital. And the implication is that Mitt Romney bears responsibility for the death of this man's wife because he lost his insurance when the plant closed in 2001, and then in 2006, his wife who was uninsured at the time died of cancer. I'm wondering if the President agrees that Mitt Romney shares responsibility in her death.
CARNEY: You know, I have not seen the ad, and I would refer you to the campaign or to the organization. I can't comment on an ad I haven't seen.
REPORTER: But you just took a very vocal position on an ad from a conservative.
CARNEY: An ad that falsely and dishonestly represents the President's current policy. I haven't seen this. I can't respond to it.
REPORTER: Will you look at it, and then...
CARNEY: Again, I will refer you to the President's re-election campaign.
REPORTER: But if you see it, and you're responding to ads by conservatives, will you respond to one...
CARNEY: As I was saying, I have not seen this. How could I possibly assess it now.
REPORTER: Will you assess it later?
CARNEY: If you ask me tomorrow, sure.