Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama over the weekend for running a “vituperative” campaign, sending millions of Americans to their favorite search engine and/or the “V” section of their dictionary.
The word showed up during an interview Romney gave to USA TODAY’s Susan Page in Powell, Ohio:
Mitt Romney calls campaign attacks by President Obama and his allies “vituperative” and “vicious” and “absurd” and “sad.” Also: Effective.
“I do think that the president’s campaign of personal vilification and demonization probably draws some people away from me,” Romney says when asked why he’s no better than tied against a vulnerable incumbent.
“Vituperative” does not come up very often during conversation in middle America, so we looked it up.
Romney’s use of that word to describe the Obama campaign is utterly absurd, of course, especially given he entered the “full birther” zone with a tasteless joke on Friday.
Is this just further evidence that Romney is an out of touch elitist?