When it comes to over-the-top politics, the Obama campaign has set a new standard with recent attempts to paint Mitt Romney as a felon. This clever and utterly false allegation was advanced more than once by Stephanie Cutter, President Obamas deputy campaign manager. During several days of media rounds that included some tough challenges Felon?! Cutter variously stuck to her guns, softened a bit and, finally, under relentless pressure, retracted the comment or at least the felony insinuation. But the fact that the campaign advanced the notion in the first place is revealing. Trying to define Romney in some criminal light was obviously a strategy and, not to leap to conclusions, suggests both desperation and a lack of any substantive criticism. Heres how Cutter justified the original innuendo on MSNBCs Morning Joe when co-host Mika Brzezinski pressed her on her use of the term. IF Romney misrepresented himself on his Securities and Exchange Commission filings related to his tenure at Bain Capital, THEN he would have committed a crime, she said. Sheesh. If/then: What a basis for defamation and slander. Applying that calculus, were all guilty of somebodys random supposition. But all is fair in love and politics, right? Or dont facts matter just a little bit? Kathleen Parker: Obama campaign shows its desperation in Romney attack - The Washington Post ************************* And while we are still dealing with the "You didn't build that" and all the whining on the left about what Obama said and what it meant (and if he didn't mean it why did his telprompter tell him to say it ?), we have "Ho" Cutter out selling herself like a low life street walker (my apologies to you streetwalkers on the board). And why should the right let it die. Obama is desperate.