Reid J. Epstein, Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush of Politico decided that today, of all days, was "2012's nastiest day," because after being heckled Occupy-style by Obama-organized protesters last week, Romney fought fire with fire today:Welcome to the schoolyard slap-fight that is the 2012 campaign to lead the most powerful nation on Earth.Oh, shut up.
Barack Obama’s top strategist David Axelrod giddily trespassed on Mitt Romney’s backyard here on Thursday to hammer the newly anointed GOP nominee for his shortcomings as governor of Massachusetts governor.
Then Romney, a continent away — but occupying a similar head-space — got good and even, personally visiting Solyndra, the defunct California solar panel manufacturer that has become a conservative poster child for misguided federal spending. ...
The twin scrums capped off the nastiest 24 hours of the campaign so far, a record almost surely to be exceeded in a season of bile and tit-for-tat.
Where was Politico's hand-wringing over "nastiness" last week when this went on:
Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. Some held signs saying, “We are the 99%.” One man’s placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: “I am not concerned about the very poor.”A good faith search shows Politico didn't even report that story. Furthermore, the quote above is from the Washington Post, who buried the news about the Obama campaign being behind the protests. Gee, I wonder why.
The whole campaign's gonna be like this. Get ready.
***A Republican wins state senate race in Brooklyn, NY?? Wow.
***John Edwards case ends in mistrial. Geez, he's sleazy. It's chilling to think he was almost Vice President...but then what we have now is an embarrassment, too.
***Microsoft Windows 08 is coming! I still use XP.
***Restaurant chains adding tabletop screens. I dunno...I think I like having a server.
***GOP takes big lead on economy. This has got to be worrying the Obama team.
***RUSH: The lesson in Wisconsin is that conservatism works. Scott Walker has done everything that Obama says is impossible to do. He cut spending and expanded the economy while lowering taxes and laying off no one. It's amazing.
***McDonald's and Coke fire back at Bloomberg's proposed large drink ban. Wish McDonald's would be as forceful against the perpetually offended Muslims.
***14-year-old wins spelling bee, correctly spelling "guetapens." I'm a good speller, but I would have missed that one for sure!
***Boy gives away Disney World trip to family of fallen soldier. This is awesome.
***In case you didn't know...
***"Amateur" at the top of New York Times bestseller list.
“He promised that he would bring us together. He promised that he would not be partisan,” Klein responds. “He promised that he would reach out to the other side, the Republican side.
“Instead, he and his small little group of people in the White House hunkered down, have not reached out, not compromised, making it impossible for Washington to work.
“It’s not Republicans who are at fault here, it’s the president, who does not know how to use the leverage of power and his powers of persuasion. He’s the anti-Lyndon Johnson in that he doesn’t know how to get things done.
“And so he’s been more divisive, more partisan than any president we’ve seen in modern history.”