Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Romney To Obama: 'Take Your Campaign Of Division, Anger And Hate Back to Chicago'

After being accused by VP Joe Biden of wanting to put blacks 'back in chains', Mitt Romney finally unleashed a Reagan-esque push back:

Mitt Romney used a tough new campaign speech to personally blast the Obama campaign on Tuesday, saying comments earlier in the day from Vice President Biden are "what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like."

"Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago," Romney said while campaigning in Ohio. {...}

"His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency. Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower," Romney said.

"This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don't hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he's intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low."

Indeed he is. President Obama has literally nothing else to run on.

Needless to say, the Obama Campaign was perfectly fine with what Joe Biden had to say. In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Obama Deputy Campaign manager Stephanie Cutter was asked if she would say the vice president went too far, Cutter responded, "No, I'm not."

"The bottom line is we have no problem with those comments," Cutter added.

Let's far the Obama Campaign has accused Mitt Romney of being a 'felon' a tax cheat, a murderer and now a slave trader. And we're only in mid-August.

Quite a change from the way Barack Obama sold himself back in 2oo8, isn't it?

President Obama's True Believers aren't going to be fazed by any of these disgraceful tactics in the least, but it remains to be seen if most Americans, especially independents are going to be disgusted by them.

President Obama obviously would like to turn this into a Chicago-style campaign nationwide, but I have a feeling he's gong to have problems relying on mere mudslinging to win this. He has too much of a record to run from.

And Romney's speech may be a signal to start concentrating on that record.

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