Karl Rove tweeted his approval.
This is absolutely disgusting. The Republicans will stop at nothing to win this election. This ad is shameful.
A criticism that applies to any President making a decision like this. Next they’ll be saying that if we hadn’t bought those helicopters for the military, they wouldn’t have been able to fly there.
There are plenty of valid criticisms one could make about this operation, and how it was handled afterward. They chose something trivial.
I don’t think his trip to woo Karzai worked. There was a bad attack just after Obama left.
Spot on, fangio..
But not that surprising from the “Democrat” who, last presidential election, said that Republicans were the ones with “good ideas.”
Spot on Audrey. Bottom line, General Motors is alive and OBL is dead.
Bottom line: Wall Street is alive and middle class is dead. If only the corpse of the middle class could so easily be tossed into the sea…
Seriously. I’m being told to vote for a guy because he saved a car company and ordered a murder.
Because that’s what Presidents are for nowadays, I guess.
Audrey…Good post. You hit all the points on how I feel about this new attack ad against Obama. There is so much more the Republicans could have went after Obama…but instead they choose the least effective method and topic. Obama has every right to mention the killing of OBL it happened during his presidency and he made the order. To not mention it in his campaign would have been absurd.
They must have read an earlier post of yours about this.
Note the darkened skin tone~
Timed perfectly to come out when Brian Williams’s inside view of the operation was aired. It was pretty damn good if you can ignore Williams pomposity. Of course being me I loved Hillary’s segments. I did not neccessarily agree with her but she owned her feelings and position on the decision with comforting authority.
Surely, Hillary Clinton is behind that darkened skin tone, just as she was in 2008.
Darkened skin? Why do you have to go to that weak tea? It just makes you look stupid? Very, very stupid.
Yes, the ad is stupid, but the Obama opened this can of worms in 2008: http://d.pr/usT9.
I’ll never understand criticism of that ad. If a candidate can’t offer the simple question “who do you want in charge if….?” what is the point of campaigns at all?
That’s the basis of what campaigns SHOULD be about, since all the rest- “comparing visions of the future,” etc. is just blathering hot air BS, forgotten the moment the votes are counted.
My own criticism of Romney’s ad is that it’s a hypocritical cheap shot. All candidates for political office talk up their accomplishments, but there is plenty of hypocrisy to go around. See my earlier post about Obama criticizing Hillary back in 2008.
U.S. reaches agreement on Chen
All hail, Hillary Clinton. I wonder if she will spike the football.
Hillary pulls out another tough one.
RA, can you just stop with the hyperbole? Nobody here hates Obama. You should reserve the use of that word lest you risk watering down its meaning.
Is your whole life looking up polls and posting them here? Seriously, go make a friend.
Romney was an extremely wealthy Kansas governor who ran against FDR on a platform of repealing Social Security? I had no idea.
“It’s time to resurrect FDR’s campaign song…” Yes, because that would be really easy. Much easier the resurrecting FDR’s leadership and principles, which is what we want and what you deride us for. All you care about is the symbolism and the Game, which is reflected in the polls you seem obsessed with.