After days of highly negative rhetoric from the Obama campaign and Democratic Party operatives that accuse the GOP nominee of being a tax cheat and causing cancer deaths, the normally even-tempered Mitt Romney blasted President Obama for comments from Vice President Joe Biden that indicated Republicans wanted to see Black Americans ”back in chains.”
Romney slams Obama in tough new speech
Mitt Romney used a tough new campaign speech to personally blast the Obama campaign on Tuesday, saying comments earlier in the day from Vice President Biden are “what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like.”
“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” Romney said while campaigning in Ohio.
…Romney was responding to Biden’s suggestion that the GOP ticket’s economic policies would “put y’all back in chains.”
…Romney repeatedly and harshly criticized Team Obama for the remarks.
“His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency. Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower,” Romney said.
“This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low.”
It should be noted that the Obama campaign officially supported the Vice President’s “back in chains” remarks. With internal polling data indicated big trouble for Team Obama in a number of key swing states, look for the rhetoric and tactics of Barack Obama to become increasingly volatile and negative – and if his response today is any indication, look for Mitt Romney to no longer simply ignore that negativity.
Unlike 2008 – the top of the GOP ticket, alongside his running mate – is ready to fight and fight hard.