Obama's ugly campaign plan

Team Obama's supposed plan to mount a "ferocious personal assault" against Mitt Romney may just be an attempt to goad the Republican into damaging himself

David Frum

Politico reported on Tuesday that the Obama re-election team is planning a savage campaign of personal vilification against Mitt Romney.

Barack Obama's aides and advisers are preparing to center the president's reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney's character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee.

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