Deceptive campaign ads hint at year of mudslinging
Perry, Romney spots take Obama out of context; ‘low bar’ is set, critics say
With nearly a year until the election, evidence is mounting that the presidential race is going to feature a rough, negative, and confusing advertising onslaught. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have aired ads that take President Obama’s words out of context, drawing protests from Democrats but no apologies from the Republicans’ campaigns. Romney aides even said they were proud of the reaction and suggested the ad was deliberately misleading to garner attention. Voter beware: This could be just a taste of things to come.