By Mark Mix
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During the 2008 presidential race, Barack Obama described negative campaigning as the refuge of candidates who "don't have a record to run on." Four years later, President Obama is going negative on Republican opponent Mitt Romney with a vengeance.
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said Tuesday he wished President Obama "would learn how to be an American" and called the Obama campaign "a bunch of liars" for running an ad that suggested GOP nominee Mitt Romney may not have paid all of his taxes.
Fresh from the narrowest of victories in the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of Sen. John McCain on Wednesday as he seeks a more convincing win in the New Hampshire primary.
"How do we stop Newt?" I've now been asked that question by a lot of conservatives. It's not that I'm the go-to guy for that sort of question. Rather, one gets the sense that many "establishment" conservatives are asking everybody that question - in staff meetings, at the chiropodist, even at the McDonald's drive-thru. ("I'll have two happy meals, two chocolate milks and - by the way - do you have any idea how to stop Newt?")
Borrowing a page from Mitt Romney's playbook, Newt Gingrich deployed a couple of his surrogates Friday to criticize the former Massachusetts governor's attempts to "tear down" the former House speaker and question his ability to lead the nation.
The media tend to be filled with many items that are either untrue or obvious. Last week - from Politico to cable television, from Karl Rove to Mike Huckabee - was a moment for the obvious to be stated and restated: "The GOP should not underestimate how hard it will be to defeat President Obama next November; indeed, he has to be considered the favorite to win the next presidential election." True.
"First of all, they craft a despicable ad full of lies," Mr. Sununu said on Fox News. "And then Stephanie Cutter and Robert Gibbs and Jay Carney lie to the press that they didn't know anything that was in that ad."