Attack Messaging

Updated
By Jacqueline M. Calayag
Attack Messaging
Attack Messaging

At an Ohio rally yesterday, Mitt Romney ignored a woman’s accusation that the President  is guilty of treason.  It was only after the event, when a reporter asked Romney if the President should be tried for treason that Romney replied, “No, of course not.”

The incident came after President Obama’s top political adviser David Axelrod said in a conference call that GOP strategists Karl Rove and the Koch brothers – and the super PACs they help fund – “are contract killers over there in Super PAC land.”

Axelrod’s comments are in stark contrast with the Obama campaign’s positive new ad, called, “Go.”

The campaign is dropping $25 million to run the ad in key swing states. 

According to the latest fundraising totals, the Obama reelection campaign raised $192 million by March 31st. Meanwhile, the pro-Obama super PAC, Priorities USA Action, raised just under $9 million in the same period.

On the other side, Restore our Future, the pro-Romney super PAC, raised nearly $52 million, making it a much more effective attack dog, according to Thomas B. Edsall of the New York Times. 

Edsall quotes an unnamed but “key Democratic operative” who told him, “Right now, before everyone gets to know him, is the time for Obama to push Romney face down in the dirt. You can’t let Romney go before the voters looking clean.”

Election day is roughly six months away and things are already getting ugly.

Attack Messaging

Updated