Flashback-Obama decries negitive ads a disservice

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    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – When candidate Barack Obama hosted a town hall meeting here four years ago, he decried the “predictable political attacks and demonstrably false statements” of his rival, Sen. John McCain.

    “All of those negative ads that he’s running won’t do a thing to lower your gas prices or to lift up the debate in this country,” Obama said at the time. “The fact is, these Washington tactics do the American people a disservice by trying to distract us from the very real challenges that we face.”

    Now, in the throes of a sluggish economic recovery and tight general election race, Obama appears to have resorted to some of the same tactics he once opposed.

    The Obama campaign has been flooding Iowa and eight other battleground states with TV ads attacking Republican rival Mitt Romney for his financial investments and alleged ties to outsourcing.

    Independent fact-checkers have scrutinized several claims in the ads as false and misleading; Republicans say they are an attempt to “distract” voters from Obama’s record. The tone and tenor of the attacks arguably does not “lift up” the national political debate.

    Over the past month, 76 percent of Obama ads broadcast on local and national stations had an “anti-Romney message,” according to media monitor Kantar Media CMAG data obtained by Bloomberg News.

    Of the more than 68,000 Obama ads that aired between June 2 and July 2, roughly 52,000 were negative, the group found.


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    FLASHBACK: Obama Decries Negative Ads as ‘Disservice’ on ’08 Cedar Rapids Visit - ABC News
     
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    He evolved on this issue too.
     
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    Obama really can't run on his record so he uses the tried and true "Chicago style" campaign tactics.
     
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    I suppose he won't take his own advice...or has he 'evolved' to a different outlook as Romney is outraising him in campaign funds?
     
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    I really like that new catch word "evolve" in place of flip-flopper...it just smoothes the rough edges, doesn't it? :lol:
     
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    Skunks by any other name...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Only liberals 'evolve'. Conservatives were lying to begin with, and they are flip-floppers.

    haven't you been paying attention?
     
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    Good point
     

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