More Than Half of Obama's TV Spending Since April Has Been on Negative Ads

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    That's all Obama has since he cannot run on his terrible economy, unemployment, gas prices, Obamacare/Obamatax.

    More Than Half of Obama's TV Spending Since April Has Been on Negative Ads


    More Than Half of Obama's TV Spending Since April Has Been on Negative Ads - Yahoo! News
     
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    Think about WHY they are negative ads. To have a positive ad, you must have a positive message. Now what could be positive that Obama could say? Talk about his record? Hardly. He knows better than that and you can see he avoids that issue altogether!

    Another positive message could be his plans for the future. If he had any real plans. But he has more of the same failed policies and people around him. So no new changes in the works.

    What's left? Attack your opponent! Even if it's not truthful, maybe it will catch on and be touted by others on your side and the so the lying begins and get debunked, more come out, and get debunked and the circle of lies gets bigger and bigger.

    But the last one was a whopper where he ight have been caught, That is where he said Romney committed a felony. Let's see where that lands. It's already been debunked, but will Romney push that ad in the courts for libel? Stay tuned....
     
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    My guess is that the Obama campaign had made a calculation here. They can go in one of two entirely different directions:

    Argument 1 - This ain't my fault: There are people (of which I am one) who think that the global economic meltdown that was accelerating as Obama took office, coupled with the fact that the GOP was simply not going to cooperate with Obama on anything no matter what, gave Obama very few options in dealing with the economy. And, as a result, there's no way of judging his performance, it could be good, it could be bad.

    Argument 2 - Romney's a Rich Meanie - This approach will certainly have more sway with his base, and the bet would be that the electorate will buy into it as well. The risk is that it leaves Obama open to Romney saying "Obama can't run on his record, so he's attacking me", which is a reasonable case to make.

    Looks like they've gone with Argument 2, at least for now. It's early. Kind of.

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    So your saying hes talking about his accomplishments then?
     
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    How about argument 3 - My plan for the future?
     
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    Awwwww....

    Obama keeps picking on Romney!
     
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    He's a politician. Why in the world would he do that?

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    Romney has an incredible - brilliant - election team.
    I can't wait for the debates.
    Obama needs to stock-up on tissue.
     
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    This is as yet unrecognized. Romney has put together a very strong team that can execute on a plan. That is part of his superiority as an administrator, a skill Obama lacks.

    The fact that Obama is going negative this early is a bad sign for him. Conventional wisdom is that you go negative if you are not more than 15 mpoints up. The race should have been easy for him.
     
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    Obama is being mean to Romney!

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    I'm telling Fox!
     

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