We’ve known this for quite a long time, Mitt. We also know Obama is sleazy, un-presidential, and a disgrace…oh, you’re going to get to that? Gotcha
(Washington Post) Mitt Romney lashed out at President Obama with some of the harshest rhetoric of his campaign at a Tuesday night rally here, accusing Obama of leveling “wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency.”
The already divisive presidential contest took on an even uglier tone after Romney seized on the latest campaign-trail skirmish — a comment at a Virginia rally by Vice President Biden that Romney’s plans to loosen Wall Street regulations would “put y’all back in chains” — to go after his opponents.
Divisive? The majority of the nasty language is coming from the Obama camp, partly because Obama has nothing positive in his record to talk about, and partly because that’s simply the way Democrats act.
“This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like. President Obama knows better, promised better, and America deserves better,” Romney told a roaring crowd of about 5,000 supporters in Chillicothe. “His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then try to cobble together 51 percent of the pieces. If an American president wins that way, we all lose.”
Romney added, “Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.”
One thing you have to admire about Romney: unlike McCain and Bush 43, he fights back, and he’s able to fight back without getting in the gutter. While negative campaigning has been shown to work, there comes a point where the voters realize that one person is a major league scumbag, particularly when the other refuses to get down in the gutter and is calling for civility, or at least as much as can be expected in politics. Come September, the negativity and all-around sleaziness of the Obama campaign will backfire.