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Obama: Tying Romney to Bush

The Quinnipiac poll already makes the Columbus Dispatch: “President Barack Obama is still winning Ohio and two other key states considered essential to both candidates’ chances for the White House.” 

The Columbus Dispatch takes aim at this new Obama campaign ad, “Worried”: The commercial is a marvelous example of how to employ accurate facts to create a wholly misleading picture. Yes, it’s true that Republican presidential nominee Romney wants to extend the 2001 and 2003 income- and business-tax cuts for all Americans. Yes, it’s true that Romney eventually wants to lower the top income-tax rate to 28 percent. Yes, it’s true that Romney wants to avoid cuts in defense spending. And yes, it’s true that Romney’s plan would add trillions of dollars to the nation’s publicly held debt. But what the commercial does not say is Obama’s plan — overwhelmingly rejected in May by the Democratic-controlled Senate — would also add trillions of dollars to the nation’s publicly held debt, which is from Treasury bonds bought by investors in the United States and abroad. The only difference is that Obama’s plan would not add as much to the debt as Romney’s… The best that can be said is that Obama is less reckless on the deficit than Romney.”

The Orlando Sentinel also has an item on the “Worried” ad: “Maybe the Barack Obama campaign is done with that ad that features Mitt Romney singing ‘America The Beautiful,’” it writes. “At least, the campaign gave us some hope Tuesday, announcing it was going up in Florida and five other swing states with an ad called ‘Worried.’ And it’s interesting, citing “two wars…tax cuts for millionaires…debt piled up” in a series of references to — as it becomes quickly apparent — the eight years of George W. Bush. … But a viewer might be excused for wondering: what happened in the past 4 years? The ad gives not a mention — or a clue.”

The ad is reportedly running in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and Florida.

The Sentinel notes the hundreds of people who were in line to get a seat to hear President Obama tomorrow.

The bust of Churchill-gate continues.

Good grief… “Tennessee state Rep. Kelly Keisling (R) emailed constituents ‘with a rumor circulating in conservative circles that President Barack Obama is planning to stage a fake assassination attempt in an effort to stop the 2012 election from happening,’ the Huffington Post reports.” (H/T: Political Wire.)