Biden, President Clinton double team on Romney

Youngstown, Ohio - Former president Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden dished out a two-man rebuke of Mitt Romney's charge that Chrysler is considering moving all Jeep production to China.

"The biggest load of bull in the world," Clinton said.

"Pirouettes more than a ballerina!" Biden lilted in describing the Republican presidential nominee.

The new Romney ad airing in Ohio says "Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job."

Romney took that charge further at a rally in Defiance, Ohio, on Thursday, saying Jeep is "thinking of moving all production to China."

"[Chrysler] put out a statement today saying it was the biggest load of bull in the world that they would ever consider shutting down their American operations," Clinton said at Covelli Centre to a crowd of more than 4,800. "They are roaring in America, thanks to people like the people of Ohio."

In a blog post, Chrysler said the company is in fact "adding Jeep production sites rather than shifting output from North America to China" and dismissed any suggestion they are moving all production overseas as a "leap that would be difficult even for professional acrobats."

"I've served with eight presidents. I have never seen this in my public life," Biden exclaimed at the joint event with Clinton. He contrasted Romney's effort during the third debate to close the distance with Obama on the issue of managed bankruptcy for Detroit automakers with the new ad campaign.

"Within two weeks [after the debate], he's running an ad in this state saying that President Obama made the companies go bankrupt, gave the industry to the Italians who are selling it to the Chinese," Biden said. "Whoa! Whoa! As we say in my faith, 'Bless me Father for I have sinned.' I mean, what are you talking about? I have never seen anything like that."

Ryan campaign spokesman Ryan Williams portrayed the attacks as an effort to distract the public.

"It appears the Obama campaign is less concerned with engaging in a meaningful conversation about President Obama's failed policies and more concerned with arguing against facts about their record they dislike," he said. "The American people will see their desperate arguments for what they are."