Newt Gingrich might have denounced the errors in a Super PAC (political action committee) advertisement on Mitt Romney and asked them to withdraw it, but the trailer and the documentary titled King of Bain - When Mitt Romney Came to Town are still going viral on the Internet. The ad in the form of a 28-minute documentary was released by Winning our Future, a Super PAC that supports Gingrich.
Gingrich was criticized for the factual errors in the ad that portrays Romney as a job destructor and greedy capitalist, referring to his Bain Capital days. Gingrich was quick to realize the backfire and asked PAC to either correct the errors or withdraw it.
But the Super PAC justified the message in the documentary, and claimed that it had reviewed the documentation that went behind the documentary and found it to be in order and comprehensive. In an open letter to Romney the Super PAC sought clarifications on certain issues, which they said are necessary to correct any discrepancies that may exist in the video.
The clarifications sought by the Super PAC in its letter are quite amusing and include the following questions:
1. When did you leave Bain for good - full time or part time?
2. When did you relinquish controlling interest in Bain, any Bain projects or Bain funds?
3. When did you resign as the CEO?
4. When was the last Bain document submitted to the government denoting you as an executive at Bain?
5. When did you receive the final check from Bain for any investment in which you had and interest?
It is unlikely that Romney or his campaign is going to answer these questions. So for sure the ad-videos are going to remain public.
The documentary, as well as the ad-slices out of it, are available at various forums on the internet and are popular. The trailer on the documentary alone has got a million hits, while the full documentary and slices in various forms are also highly watched on the Internet.
Here is a link to its trailer as well as the original video of When Mitt Romney Came to Town.