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OBAMA: Little wonder why he’s slinging mud

Letter by Robert Bennett, Steilacoom on July 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm | 162 Comments »
July 13, 2012 3:34 pm

The 2012 presidential election is getting off to a great start. While Mitt Romney is campaigning on the major issues – unemployment, massive government spending, a sluggish economy and our $17 trillion deficit – Barack Obama seems to be focusing on personal attacks, class warfare and character assassination.

This should not be surprising coming from a Chicago politician who has continued to promote the “us against them” mentality for the last 3½ years. His campaign is concentrating on slamming Romney for his tax returns and his former business experience.

I can understand why they would resort to such tactics. Desperate people do desperate things. With the major polls indicating a virtual dead heat, the Obama presidency is teetering on the edge of the abyss, much like our economy.

Obama certainly cannot run on his record because it is extremely disappointing. Between the failure of massive stimulus spending, shoving an unpopular health care act down our throats and running up our national debt to record levels with very little to show for it, I would not tout my record either.

His rhetoric may fire up his political base, but it is turning off a large portion of the American voters. The more mud he slings around will end up on his Gucci shoes, and he’ll find himself knee deep in his own slop.

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