President Obama's re-election campaign has tried to argue that the anti-Bain Capital offensive it launched last week isn't meant as a broader attack on the private equity industry as a whole, but not all of his surrogates are willing to thread the same needle.(2)
Mitt Romney says he wants to focus on the economy, but that's easier said than done.
First there was the same-sex marriage issue, which gave way today to a super PAC plan to fund an ad campaign about Obama's former association with Jeremiah Wright.
Romney denounced the ad campaign and the billionaire who was reportedly going to fund it, Joe Ricketts, followed suit.
President Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, emailed a statement this morning reacting to the New York Times report that the conservative activist (and owner of DNAInfo) Joe Ricketts is considering an aggressive assault on the president's character, including incendiary clips of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright that John McCain reportedly declined to employ during the 2008 campaign.
One thing not mentioned in today's bombshell article in The New York Times about billionaire Joe Ricketts, the man behind a Super PAC campaign to revive the issue of pastor Jeremiah Wright in the 2012 election cycle?(2)