The 2012 presidential election is turning out to be closer than most experts would have ever imaged, and both camps a ready to sling some mud.
When Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination back in May, it marked the beginning to the political mud fight that we now call the 2012 presidential election. Romney has been attacking the President on his record ever since he claimed the Republican nomination. And now the Obama camp is joining in on all the fun with their own negative attacks.
Romney has consistently slammed the President on absolutely everything, creating a clear contrast between to two candidates. But one of Romeny’s attacks has been slightly unfair due to the fact that it conflicts with the Governor’s own record. If you haven’t guessed it, it’s the Affordable Healthcare Act. As Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Romney signed it to law a bill that would later be used as the basis of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Romney has downplayed his connection to it while also bashing it.
The President has also done his fair share of negative attacking toward the Romney Campaign. Since the Governor hasn’t run on his record from Massachusetts, the Obama camp has attacked Romney’s record at Bain Capital. The President has labeled Romney as an outsourcer of jobs and as an out of touch rich guy. The Bain effect is only giving the Obama campaign mixed results, but the plan is to keep attacking.
Both candidates have made negative claims toward the other. The Governor has called the President a liar, and the President has underhandedly questioned the contents of the Governor’s past tax returns. It has all turned into a game of political “he said, he said,” and it only seems to be getting uglier.
With all the mud being thrown, it’s tough to tell who is going to be able to get out of this fight clean. Most polls have the candidates running neck and neck with no signs of it changing any time soon. So the question that remains is, is it really worth it to go negative? Right now it’s hard to tell, but we’ll all find out in November.
Written By Sam Chery