Spite and revenge is the new hope and change

It's Election Day! And President Obama would like you to vote. Why? "Voting's the best revenge."

Edward Morrissey

It's the kind of dumb statement that candidates make when they get tired. It's the kind of lame utterance that campaigns dread when it's their candidate who makes it, and exploit for all its worth when their opponent gives them a gift. All of the above happened on Friday, when a crowd at a rally for Barack Obama booed the mention of Mitt Romney. "No, no, no. Don't boo, vote," Obama responded, quieting the crowd. "Voting's the best revenge."

It didn't take Mitt Romney long to work that into his closing message of the campaign this weekend. "Did you see what President Obama said today?" Romney asked a crowd later that evening, setting up the slam dunk. "He asked his supporters to vote for 'revenge.' For 'revenge.' Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country."

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