From the WaPo:
The Associated Press reports: “President Barack Obama’s campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt Romney before he and his allies ramp up for the fall.” Think of it like the Confederacy’s artillery barrage on the third day of Gettysburg before Pickett’s charge — you have to in essence disable the other side before the charge begins or it's curtains.
Virtually all of the ads were viciously negative, and judging from the number of Pinocchios they’ve racked up, continually and materially false.
But it didn’t work. Romney and Obama are still deadlocked. (The AP quoted Republican operative Carl Forti: “I don’t think . . . [Obama’s] got a choice. He has to try to change the dynamic now, but the polling indicates it’s not working. He doesn’t appear to be making any headway in the polls.”)
"I'm rubber and you're glue..." Romney will never find his inner Christie, so how about Christie - "Governor Awesome"? As much as I favor Marco Rubio who is a possible future President, you are supposed to bring a large gun to a knife fight in a Chicago alley. Ex-prosecutors, rightly or wrongly, know how to take it to you. Plus people can relate to him for being a little on the heavy side. Most Americans struggle with weight.
I'd like to have the Gov. on my side.
Tracked: Jul 16, 11:40