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.
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.
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.
Oh, shut up.
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.
According to Romney, he's been heckled by protesters organized by Team Obama many times before. Where's all the journalistic head-shaking over those "nasty" days?
The only reason the corrupt Politico is declaring today "nasty" is because Their Precious One lost the Chicago street fight he is never supposed to lose. As you can read here and here, Romney is proving this is no longer 2008 – and that worries the media as much as it does the Obama campaign.
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