The lesser of two evils

23 Jul

There is really quite a story behind the guy in this ad.

In June, former steelworker and lifelong Democrat Donnie Box starred in this controversial pro-Obama ad, by Super PAC Priorities USA, that criticized Mitt Romney and his time at Bain Capital.

Something changed – a lot – a month later.

Watch the ad first.

Now, just one month later, Box has some very harsh words for Obama, as noted in In These Times:

“I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn’t done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn’t do a damn thing. He doesn’t have the guts to say what’s on his mind.”

Box is still a Romney critic, but he’s making clear that he considers him the lesser of two evils when it comes time to vote.

“We didn’t know who the hell Mitt Romney was when all that stuff started. It wasn’t until later we found out who Romney was. We just knew he was just another guy with money. It wasn’t until his boys came and started gutting the place that we found out he was an a**hole.”

This ad’s been in pretty high circulation, part of a $7 million ad campaign in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Priorities USA is claiming it’s partially responsible for hurting Romney’s polling in swing states.

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