Complicating Romney’s patriotic message is the fact that the pins were made in China, according to a website run by the Utah state government’s culture department, as TPM’s Evan McMorris-Santoro pointed out on Twitter.
Outsourcing has been a latent issue in the campaign, and just yesterday the Obama campaign released an ad hitting Romney for “shipp[ing] American jobs to places like Mexico and China” when he led Bain Capital. Indeed, Bain was outsourcing jobs even while Romney was governor.
Mitt Romney Commissioned Pro-America Pins, Made Them In China:
Romney's been talking up his Olympics 9/11 pin as an icon of US togetherness. Guess where the pin was made? China. bit.ly/IIHiof— e mcmorris-santoro (@evanmc_s) May 3, 2012