Nasty indeed. The Romney campaign is demanding an apology for suggestions by Obama campaign staffer Stephanie Cutter that Romney is either a liar or a felon.
Sounds a little desperate, no?
If we're at "felon" on the smear scale in July, where are we in October?
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) July 12, 2012
Today's Obama meme on Bain Capital was an utter — and deserved — epic fail. Liars. http://t.co/qY4O2qYb
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 12, 2012
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) July 12, 2012
So the Obama campaign just claimed that Mitt Romney might be a FELON??? Can you say desperate? #tcot
— Scott Jones (@POPSradio) July 12, 2012
Cutter based her remarks on a Boston Globe article published today suggesting that Romney misrepresented the length of his tenure with private equity firm Bain Capital, staying on three years longer than he had claimed. Earlier this month, FactCheck.org had debunked the claim, and FactCheck’s Brooks Jackson told Politico that “nothing in the Globe story directly contradicts Romney’s statements.” The Globe later admitted it has used, uncredited, reporting from both Mother Jones and Talking Points Memo.
As well as an apology from the Obama camp, Romney is seeking a retraction from the Boston Globe. It seems the gloves — er, mittens — might be coming off at last.
Now that Obama's calling him a liar, tax cheat & felon, maybe Romney will finally stop calling O a "nice guy." http://t.co/hF8LveEg
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) July 12, 2012
If the Romney camp called Obama a "felon" Joan Walsh's ears would bleed from all the dog whistles she'd be hearing. ht @NolteNC
— #NeverMyLove♫ (@NYKensington) July 12, 2012
— Gramzy7 (@Gramzy7) July 12, 2012
wow. accusing your opponent of lying is one thing, but "felon" is quite another. Will Obama ask SEC to prosecute Romney? if not, why not?
— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) July 12, 2012
The Left, for its part, is putting a lot of faith in words like “might,” “could,” and “possibly.”
Is Mitt a felon? This Romney story isn't going away. Current headline on…Drudge! http://t.co/lRhj9Ncg
— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) July 12, 2012
Mitt Romney could be a Felon?? Sweet!! That is bad ass.
— FOX NEWS CAN BITE ME (@BarryNMooch) July 12, 2012
Is Mitt Romney a Race Baiting Felon? (Possibly!) http://t.co/QVagNLRK
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) July 12, 2012