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July 18, 2012

Romney Takes the Gloves Off

Mitt Romney "has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president's moral character," BuzzFeed notes. But that ended yesterday.

Said an adviser: "Romney has said Obama's a nice fellow, he's just in over his head. But I think the governor himself believes this latest round of attacks that have impugned his integrity and accused him of being a felon go so far beyond that pale that he's really disappointed. He believes it's time to vet the president. He really hasn't been vetted; McCain didn't do it."

The adviser added: "I mean, this is a guy who admitted to cocaine use, had a sweetheart deal with his house in Chicago, and was associated and worked with Rod Blagojevich to get Valerie Jarrett appointed to the Senate. The bottom line is there'll be counterattacks."

Meanwhile, a new Romney ad continues the "crony capitalism" attack and asks, "Where did the stimulus go?"

Here's the video:


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