Virtually everyone knows that team Obama is conducting a malicious smear campaign against Romney. Everyone knows they’re just trying to get the focus off of his abysmal record, and knock Romney off balance.
Democrat operative and former Howard Dean campaign manager, Joe Trippi knows the score. He told Brit Hume on FOX News Sunday today, “I don’t think he’s a felon. I don’t think he did anything that is a felony or perjury. I don’t think anyone in the Obama Administration or the Obama Campaign believe that.” But they’re running with the charges anyway. The truth is all relative in this game.
Karl Rove thinks Obama’s gutter politics may end up hurting him:
“If the president continues to make this charge — this outrageous charge — that his campaign had that Romney is guilty of felonious activity [and] committed a felony, that’s a big mistake,” said Rove on Fox News Sunday.
“Remember who’s up for grabs in this election: independent voters. They were drawn to Obama in 2008 because he was going to change politics and raise and elevate the political discourse. This is gutter politics of the worst Chicago sort.”
But Obama has no intention of backing off his smears.
“No, we won’t be apologizing,” Obama sneered when pressed by a VA television station, today, about whether an apology would be forthcoming. “Mr. Romney claims that he’s Mr. Fix-it for the economy because of his business experience”.
Romney demanded an apology last week after Obama’s campaign suggested he may have broken the law by misrepresenting his position at private-equity firm Bain Capital, part of an assault on the former executive’s business career and personal wealth that may be hurting him in the polls.
“No, we won’t be apologizing,” Obama said in an interview with a Virginia television station WAVY.
“Mr. Romney claims that he’s Mr. Fix-it for the economy because of his business experience. And so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know, well what exactly was that business experience?” Obama said.
Well, I’m a voter, and I don’t need a lying Marxist speaking for me, thank you very much.
See, we already have an explanation on the question of Romney’s position at Bain, and from far more trustworthy and “legitimate” sources than the scurrilous Obama campaign, who by the way, are now saying, it’s ‘impossible to know’ if Romney’s a criminal re Romney’s use of tax shelters.
A few months ago, The Washington Free Breacon noted that the Obama’s also use tax shelters:
President Obama and his wife, Michele, gave a total of $48,000 in tax-free gifts to their daughters, according to tax records made public on Friday.
The president and his wife separately gave each daughter a $12,000 gift under a section of the federal tax code that exempts such donations from federal taxes.
There is nothing illegal about the president’s taking advantage of this tax shelter, but it does raise eyebrows given that he has lamented the myriad tax exemptions used by the wealthy—“millionaires and billionaires” like himself—to pay less in taxes.
Psssst. Romney campaign: It’s time to go there.