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Joe Scarborough: ‘Americans don’t care about Solyndra’ [VIDEO]

Jeff Poor Media Reporter

On his Wednesday morning program, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough had the following message for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney regarding his campaign’s attempts to make the Obama administration’s failed $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra a campaign issue: “Americans don’t care.”

The “Morning Joe” host was reacting to a web ad put out by the Romney campaign this week and said that particular ad left a lot to be desired.

“You know, the Romney people have had some really good ads,” Scarborough said. “I think they got those unemployment ads at the very beginning — really moving and compelling. The stories of the 23 million [out of work, underemployed, or have stopped looking for work] — great ad.”

“Are you ready?” Scarborough then asked his panel of guests. “That one sucked.”

Scarborough likened the new spot to the Obama campaign’s attempts to make Romney’s time at Bain Capital a relevant campaign issue.  But he said neither that nor the Solyndra issue were going to trump the economy in this presidential election.

“It was a terrible ad,” he said. “They have been going after Solyndra. Americans don’t care. Sorry. I care about Solyndra. You care about Solyndra. Americans don’t care about Solyndra anymore than they care about what Mitt Romney did 87 years ago at Bain Capital. They care about getting back to work, Carl. That is a stupid ad.”

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