Nothing seems to be too low when it comes to discrediting presidential hopeful. Over the past few months we have seen reiterations of Romney's time at Bain Capital and the claim that he hasn't paid taxes for ten years. To add insult to injury, Obama's Super Pac, Priorites USA is now claiming that Mitt Romney is responsible for the death of a woman after Bain Capital closed a factory.
The Obama campaign seems confident that Florida Senator Marc Rubio will be Romney's choice as Vice President. The director of Obama for America in Florida,, send out an e-mail soliciting dirt on the Senator.
“Share what you think the rest of the country should know about what Rubio’s really done in Florida, the good, bad and ugly. And why he’d be a disaster as our next vice president,” the e-mail said.
The latest Rasmussen presidential tracking poll has President Obama at 46% and Mitt Romney at 45% nationwide. This is basically a statistical tie. Nonetheless Rasmussen's Electoral College Scoreboard shows the President at 247 and Romney at 206 with 85 votes a toss up. The majority of toss up votes are in states that President Obama won in 2008 and include Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and Virginia. It should be no surprise then that the Obama Campaign and its SuperPac are pushing hard to discredit Mitt Romney and any prospective VP candidate. To this point, Romney has been painted as filthy rich, has been accused of not paying taxes for ten years and in the latest attempt is being accused of being responsible for the death of a woman. In a one minute video, Priorities USA brings back former GST Steel employee Joe Soptic, a laid-off plant worker, who was used earlier in the Obama campaign. Soptic initially blamed Mitt Romney for losing his job, but now he blames Romney for the death of his wife. Soptic claims that his wife kept her distress from cancer to herself. He thinks that she knew that they couldn't afford health insurance because of the plant closure, thanks to Mitt Romney. The problem with that charge is that Mitt Romney left Bain Capital in 1989 and GST Steel was closed in 1991. Regardless are we now to hold Presidents or CEO responsible for health issues after certain plants are closed or when workers are laid off? When the heated battles went on last November over the raising of the debt ceiling, the President appealed for civility in debates and reiterated it again after the Gaby Gifford shooting. In the army we had what we called "Leadership by Example". If you talk the talk you need to walk the walk. While all is fair in love and war or presidential election campaigns, one should be able to expect some decency and honesty when it comes to over the top allegations. Regardless of where you stand on Romney's release of tax returns, allegations by anonymous or alleging that candidates are responsible for deaths should be out of bounds. Of course, the best dirt is yet to come. You have to love those spin machines.