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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vicious smears -- for one of their own

If these mud-slinging ads from the Republican primaries are any indication, mild-mannered Mitt will likely conduct one of the most vicious and smear-filled campaigns in living memory against President Obama. Keep in mind. These half-true smears are directed at someone who agrees with most of Romney's policies and solutions. Just imagine how low this campaign will stoop when there are substantive issues at stake.

Surprisingly, the Gingrich ads have not attacked Romney in such a personal way. Instead, Newt has relied on his theatrical skills to skewer Romney in the debates. Outclassed in person, Romney has taken the rich man's path and hired clever people to do the dirty work for him. As Mitt himself says following his blistering attacks: "I approve this message."

Raul Ramos y Sanchez