Donnie Box, a laid-off Missouri steelworker who stars in an anti-Mitt Romney ad run by a super PAC supporting President Obama, told In These Times he won't be voting for Obama -- or anyone else -- this November:
“I could really care less about Obama," says Box. "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 also doesn't have many kind words for Romney:
For Donnie Box, it doesn’t matter whether Romney had a direct day-to-day managerial role when Bain Capital closed his plant. Box feels Romney was still in a position to change things and that Romney had no problem profiting from his suffering. And Box notes that it was the actions Bain took before 1999, when Romney was indisputably head of the company, that led to the plant closing.
The ad is among the more memorable of the campaign, personalizing Romney's time at Bain for middle class audiences. Priorities has touted its ads as partially responsible for keeping Romney's numbers down in swing states like Ohio. Here's the Donnie Box spot: