As Ricky used to say to Lucy, Romney’s got a lot of ‘splainin’ to do! Remember, at the end of all the bullshit anti-Obama TV attack ads, there remains the line – “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.” Romney’s commercials tend to blame the president for real and imagined missteps on the economy, job loss, taxes and health care in particular. The blatant lie that Obama ended the work requirement for welfare reform, should be brought front and center. For his part, Obama will be put on the defensive as well, especially when it comes to Romney’s old stomping grounds, Bain Capital. A controversy has boiled up in Ohio over the accuracy of an ad run by an Obama-favoring superPAC that featured a man who blamed his wife’s cancer death on the loss of insurance from a company that was closed by Bain.
As long as neither candidates name appears at the end of the commercial, they’re off the hook by denying they ever knew a thing about such mischief in the first place.