In this opinion article, Paul Krugman argues that Mitt Romney's campaign is relying on people forgetting about the past. Forgetting that Bush created the economic crisis that Obama inherited. Forgetting that Obama successfully created millions of private sector jobs.
Krugman describes how Romney made a campaign stop at a shut-down dry wall factory which, Romney says, is a symbol of Obama's economic failure. Krugman that points out the irony that the factory actually shut down while Bush was president; not only that, but the dry wall factory is unlikely to ever open up again due to the burst of the housing bubble.
I thought Krugman's irony and illustration of the factory not as a symbol of Obama's economic failure but as a symbol of Romney's reliance of the forgetfulness of Americans was very interesting. He twisted Romney's argument to create his own.