Mitt Romney is definitely in the losing campaign zone, where campaigns flail wildly and grab onto the stupidest things trying to get any advantage they can. His big new attack on President Barack Obama? In Ohio, Obama responded to a crowd booing at the mention of Romney’s name by saying “No, no, no, Don’t boo. Vote. Voting is the best revenge.” Romney pounced on that. With an ad and stump speech lamentations.
The new Romney ad features footage of Obama, and then a clip of Romney saying that people ought to vote because of “love of country,” a theme he reiterated at a tarmac rally on a chilly Saturday morning.”Yesterday, the president said something you may have heard by now that I think surprised a lot of people. Speaking to an audience he said, you know, voting is the best revenge. He told his supporters, voting for revenge. Vote for revenge? Let me tell you what I’d like to tell you: Vote for love of country,” Romney said, and the crowd of more than 1,000 cheered. “It is time we lead America to a better place.”
If Obama goes back to the original cliché and tells someone that living well is the best revenge, can we expect Romney to get his knickers in a twist about that and come out against living well for reasons other than love of country?
This is one more desperate, reaching effort to paint Obama as slightly sinister and not quite American enough, along the lines of the “Obama apologized for America” lie. It’s so transparent it’s kind of laughable—and you almost have to hope Obama says something about killing people with kindness before election day.
- Revenge (nationalreview.com)
- Obama tells crowd voting is best ‘revenge’ against Romney (thehill.com)
- Romney highlights Obama remark on voting as ‘best revenge’ (latimes.com)
- Romney Urges Votes for Love Not Revenge (abcnews.go.com)