Did Tagg Romney cross the line?
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Did Tagg Romney cross the line?

Fort Lauderdale : FL : USA | Oct 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM PDT
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How Nasty Is American Political Campaign

Political campaigns can get nasty, there are no ifs or buts about this. The pageantry of a general election campaign in the United States has been chronicled over the years, in the news media and even by comedians who enjoy it for the sheer satire.

However, when presidential candidates and their surrogates hold no punches back against their opponents, the proof is already in the pudding regarding self discipline and leadership for that candidate.

So it should come as no surprise that the 2012 Presidential campaign being waged between the incumbent President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney is said to be the nastiest ever. With its fair share of gaffes, memes, one-liners, clichés, insults and even remarks that are considerably out of bounds, the Obama-Romney dual has seen rough days on the campaign trail and at the recently held debates.

Politics is a mean sport, feelings are hurt, families get mad and sometimes feel defenseless when gaffes and campaign issues are challenged, but there should always be that common understanding that joking like Tagg Romney did in his radio interview leaves much to be desired . Yes, indeed Tagg wanted to defend his dad Mitt against Obama’s contentiousness in the second debate by “taking a swing” at the president.

So he took to the airwaves instead of committing the senseless act. In an interview with North Carolina radio host Bill LuMaye, Tagg Romney said that hearing the president call his father a liar made him want to "jump out of [his] seat and ... rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him."

Tagg Romney thought of the consequences and held himself back. The thing the younger Romney has not figured out yet is that if his dad should win the election, then there will be no telling what names they will call him if his campaign promises are not met. As a president, you will never be able to please everyone, but one would hope that the sacredness and sentiment given to the office of the president would be extended to the individual who occupies that office.

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AliceMagretMeikle is based in Miami, Florida, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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