10:45 am || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Colorado State Fairgrounds 12:50 pm || Departs Pueblo, Colorado 1:20 pm || Arrives Colorado Springs 2:25 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign event 4:25 pm || Departs Colorado Springs 9:45 pm ET || Arrives White House All times Mountain except as noted
Both the White House and the Obama campaign today refused to disavow an ad by the pro-Obama SuperPac Priorities USA Action which suggested Mitt Romney’s actions at Bain Capital had resulted in the death of a woman. Speaking today to reporters aboard Air Force One as President Obama traveled on a two-day political trip to Colorado, both White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Obama
The Obama campaign and its allies have accused Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs, cheating on his taxes, helping kill a woman, and so forth. Even independent news outlets have judged much of this to be ridiculous. But it’s only the beginning. The slanders against Romney are about to get darker, as the Obama camp starts resorting to telling the truth about the presumptive Republican nominee.
In London, you can bet on anything. And in London, if you want to bet that Obama will win reelection, you have give odds. From Smart Money: Do you think you know who’ll win? The U.K. bookies now heavily favor Obama: He’s quoted at 2/5, compared with 15/8 for Romney. Put another way, they currently give Obama a roughly 70% chance of winning, against 35%
This is the worst, slimiest, lowest thing I think I have ever seen in politics at a national level. Suggesting that Romney’s actions helped kill a woman ranks with Lyndon Johnson’s famous ad suggesting Barry Goldwater would blow up the world. This ad is by Priorities USA Action, a technically independent political action group supporting Obama. The PAC was founded in 2011 by Bill Burton,
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