In a sign that this is not the polite – and failed – McCain campaign, the Romney campaign responded briskly and effectively to the outrageous charge by Obama’s operatives that Romney was either lying or guilty of a crime in stating that he had ended his active involvement in Bain in 1999.
The response gets to something that is important and true: The Obama campaign gutter tactics are just latest example of President Obama diminishing the office with which he was entrusted and abandoning wholesale the image of a transcendent leader he projected in 2008.
The Obama hagiography projected by the 2008 campaign and conveyed by the press is one of the chief reasons Obama was elected in the first place. The Romney campaign is being quite clever in taking a tough situation – the criticism of Romney’s time at Bain – and turning it to their advantage. And in a way Obama and his team assuredly deserve.
Below is a sample from Romney’s media blitz Friday in which he responded to Obama, and also two related campaign ads.
The Obama campaign is going to counterpunch sometime today.