Currently, and with no small amount of help from the media, the Obama campaign is running circles around the Romney campaign – smothering them in nonsense, distractions, lies, and audacious claims intentionally designed to be so outrageous they keep Team Romney off balance and on defense.
And, at least for now, it's working. We're entering week seven of Romney on defense and in the ever-reliable Real Clear Politics poll of polls, Obama is starting to pull ahead.
You can also bet the Obama campaign is just getting started. This is Chicago, folks, which means an endless bag of tricks -- the latest being this ad, which is already garnering media attention (putting the media focus back on Romney's taxes) and will trail Romney all along his upcoming bus tour: