In President Obama's newest attack ad, he says Mitt Romney believes class size in education "doesn't matter." But is that really what Romney believes?
First, here's the ad:
"Some of our children's greatest experiences have been in the smaller classrooms."
"But Mitt Romney says classroom sizes don't matter and he supports Paul Ryan's budget which could cut education by 20%."
"You can't do this by shoving thirty, thirty-five people in a class and just teaching to some test."
"These are all issues that really he personally cannot relate to. To be able to afford an education, to want the very best public education system for your children."
This claim has also been repeated by President Obama on the campaign trail. But how true is the accusations?
Judge for yourself -- here's Romney discussing class sizes with teachers in Philadelphia:
Did you get that? Romney citing studies which demonstrate how classroom sizes aren't what's driving the success of schools around the world translates in Obama's mind as "class sizes don't matter."
The Romney camp isn't taking the false attack sitting down:
“President Obama’s latest ad puts him directly at odds with his own education secretary, who has promoted teacher quality — not class size — as the most important factor in a good education,” Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said in a statement. “President Obama and his campaign have put misleading and hypocritical attacks ahead of a real discussion about education policy.”
False attacks about taxes haven't worked.
False attacks about Bain haven't worked.
False ttacks about cancer haven't worked.
The Obama campaign "strategy" this year is more like a game of pitching wet paper towels at the wall and seeing what sticks.