Based upon the aforementioned, can some on FOX News channel, Romney, etc, really take Newt to task or challenge Newt on his attacks against Romney with a straight face?
Somehow I don’t see “If you don’t vote for me you’re a racist!” working for Romney.
Negative campaigning is part of the process. Candidates do it because it works. Candidates whining about negative campaigning are mostly just upset that they are unable to counter it.
I agree, Obama has very little positive to actually run on and will run one of the most negative campaigns in history. I also don’t really care. Whoever our nominee is will just have to put on their big boy pants and deal with it.
Every time a candidate whines about negative campaigning (and actually means it), I lose confidence in their ability to win a hard fought election. 2012 is going to be a vicious fight, our team is just going to have to suck it up and be prepared to be as tough (and dirty if necessary) as the leftist enemy.