One of the Obama team’s biggest perceived weapons against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital — continues to be deployed on the airwaves and in campaign talking points as we speak. Some polls show that the Obama ad carpet-bombing is having an effect on Romney’s numbers in key swing states, at least temporarily.
As of yet, none of it has gone nuclear. To the contrary, the Obama camp has encountered some air defenses from some unanticipated sources. When a Democratic campaign gets itself into a dispute with The Washington Post over the accuracy of its claims, you have to wonder if it has deployed a “dud.”
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker and FactCheck.org have both strongly criticized the Obama camp’s claims about Romney and Bain Capital. Attempts by Obama campaign officials to push back on The Post have failed, with the newspaper issuing a statement on Wednesday that it stands behind its original story.
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