Relax people, it’s okay to lie as part of your campaign strategy to become the next elected president of the United States. At least that’s what Mitt Romney and his campaign camp believes. And they want you to be in on the lie too!
When asked if they had any explanation for intentionally misleading the American people with an ad showing President Obama saying, “if we keep talking about the economy, we will lose,” Romney’s campaign said that was their intent. Misleading the American people is “exactly what we want.”
What the ad fails to tell the American people is that – the then Senator – Obama was actually paraphrasing something Mr. McCain said in their 2008 presidential campaign.
Romney senior New Hampshire adviser Tom Rath tells CBS News the ad is “exactly what we want.”
“They were using McCain’s words to make fun of McCain. And we’re using the exact same technique,” he said.
Pressed on whether it was unfair to lop off the top of Mr. Obama’s comments — which would show the president was quoting the McCain camp — Rath said, “He did say the words. That’s his voice.”
He then [suggested] that the more people discuss the ad, the better it is for the Romney campaign.
So what’s the moral of this story? There’s none. There are ABSOLUTELY NO MORALS depicted in this story… and that’s exactly the way Romney is choosing to run his campaign. Morals, apparently, are for losers!