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Obama - Romney Contest Moves into High Gear: VIDEOS


The Obama campaign has come out with two fairly brutal web ads in the past two days featuring Obama rebutting claims by his Republican rival as general election mode goes into high gear.

Watch them, AFTER THE JUMP...

M_romneyAnd the media is contrasting the two candidates as well. Dana Milbank notes that they both recently spoke at the Marriott Wardman Park and while Romney "would not allow photographers to get closer than 150 feet" Obama let them get just a few feet away:

The juxtaposition — up-close Obama and stand-back Mitt Romney — was an apt beginning to the presidential campaign. By all accounts (except, perhaps, Rick Santorum's), Romney's primary wins on Tuesday made his nomination virtually certain, which makes this week the unofficial beginning of the general election race. Obama's and Romney's speeches to the editors' gathering on successive days gave a preview of their divergent campaign styles.

Obama spoke to the group for exactly an hour and was relatively loose, making jokes about the Romney campaign's Etch A Sketch episode and the moment his own private exchange with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was caught by an open microphone. Romney spoke for half that time, reading a slashing assault on the president from a teleprompter. When he went off script, during the Q&A session after the speech, he kept returning to the needs of corporate America.

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  1. I've read lots of criticism of Obama for using a teleprompter but no criticism of Romney for doing the same.

    Dear Right Wing,
    why not ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 6, 2012 7:58:57 AM

  2. I'm so tired of the political system in this country, where election cycles are endless. Romney will win if hell freezes over or Obama goes on a murderous rampage. But we'll have to hear about the campaign for what seems like forever. Such a waste of time and money.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 6, 2012 8:05:29 AM

  3. @Jack Don't look for consistency or logic in the right wing. They decide what they feel, then pick and choose facts and fictions to support their id-based world view.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 6, 2012 8:32:05 AM

  4. Jackfkntwist

    because the modern repub party are hypocrites

    for example the clutching of pearls over condemning "judicial activism". All of a sudden the repubs love judges though Bush stated in the past pretty much the same thing Obama did, newt has talked about arresting judges, etc etc ad infinitum

    You are trying to be rational.....insanity and hypocrisy aren't rational

    "The Dems aren't perfect but the Gop is a Flop"

    If Obama said breathing is good the repubs would all stop breathing

    Posted by: say what | Apr 6, 2012 9:23:04 AM

  5. Obama already is on a murderous rampage with his drone program. He'd have to rape a white woman on TV to lose this election. Maybe.

    Posted by: realitythink | Apr 6, 2012 9:25:46 AM

  6. Hypocrisy and lies, hypocrisy, and more lies, some more hypocrisy, and even more lies are all the Republicans have. No alternatives, or vision, no remorse, and absolutly no responsibility to Bush's disastrous 8 years (which caused the mess in the first place) or the Republican congress stranglehold hoping to ensure nothing is resolved and that Obama looks bad.

    Yet somehow, in just 3 short years Obama still ruined the world (?).

    Never in my lifetime have I seen the extent of desperation by this so called "party".

    Especially at this point, how anyone (Gay or Straight) would continue to align themselves, or call themselves a Republican is beyond logic or common sense.

    Although some on this blog continue to say that they are fiscal conservatives (especially financially) and thus are Republican is ridicules at best. Who isn't concerned about finances? We all are.

    We all want to pay less taxes and have more, but really...when was the last time you were "trickled on"?

    Obama 2012 no other option.

    Posted by: Will | Apr 6, 2012 11:11:09 AM

  7. I believe the second video you're looking for might be this one:


    Posted by: Randy | Apr 6, 2012 8:09:57 PM

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