In addition to receiving heavy criticism for the grossly inaccurate context of last week’s disgusting anti-Romney ad released by Priorities USA, the Obama campaign may also have violated the law in allowing that ad to be released, according to a former U.S. Senator. The ad in question, released by an Obama Super PAC, essentially accused Romney of killing a man’s wife.
In an appearance on Fox and Friends this morning, former U.S. Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY) had sharp criticism for the despicable nature of the latest Obama campaign ads, and accused the campaign of illegal practices.
“They (Obama campaign) are breaking the law,” said D’Amato. “You’re not supposed to have coordination between a campaign and a Super PAC, and here they have the Obama former aides running this.”
Sen. D’Amato was referring to Bill Burton, former Deputy Press Secretary for the Obama Administration, and co-founder of Priorities USA. Burton left the Obama Administration last year, and now serves as a top strategist for the Super PAC.
The ad, which has been criticized by many as being overly misleading for attempting to directly link Mitt Romney to the death of a woman married to a man that Bain Capital once employed, represents a new low for the Obama campaign, according to Sen. D’Amato.
“It’s an all time low,” said D’Amato. “It’s horrific.”
Even with all of the negative feedback, Burton is still proud to defend the ad that so many American’s have criticized as misleading and false, and he has said that the campaign will spend millions promoting this ad and ones similar to it.
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer yesterday, Burton refused to admit any wrongdoing in the ad, and indicated that it will be well-promoted in key swing states.
“It will be up in battleground states around the country,” said Burton. “It’s part of a $20 million project that we’re using.”
While such an ad is a prime example of the dirty, classless, Chicago-style politics that the Obama campaign has come to revere, Americans will ultimately see past the negative distractions put forth by the Obama campaign, and focus on his abysmal record as President of the United States when deciding whether or not he deserves four more years in office.