This is apparent in the Republican presidential campaign being now held by Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul. The 3/26/2012 Bloomberg/BusnessWeek article Pro-Romney PAC Killing Machine With Attack Ads states, 'One of the political ads airing in the run-up to the April 3 Wisconsin primary accuses Rick Santorum of voting with former Senator Hillary Clinton in favor of granting voting rights to violent convicted felons.'
And, 'Santorum's campaign says the commercial is untrue, yet that hasn't stopped Restore Our Future, a so-called super-political action committee supporting Mitt Romney, from running it and another attack ad more than 1,647 times on Wisconsin television stations, according to New York-based Kantar Media's CMAG, a firm that tracks advertising.'
David Johnson, a former Republican strategist from Atlanta, Georgia who is not working for any candidate in 2012, states, 'They need to demonize and destroy, they need to slash and burn their opponents.' [Bloomberg/BusinessWeek]
Don't only blame Romney, because Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul do similar tactics. And, Obama will no doubt begin such tactics when a final Republican is selected to run against him.
You can see such tactics in pre-recorded telephone messages being bombarded to voters across the country. Nothing positive is said about the candidate, only negative statements about the opposition that really are not true if one investigated further into what they said.
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