I am a political wonk of a pretty high order. I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of campaign ads. This is about as hardcore and brutal as it gets. Funny thing is Republicans are usually much, much better at producing campaign ads like this. Looks like Obama has taken off the gloves.
Update: Via Talking Points Memo, just some more thoughts on related topics highlighted in the above video:
Ed Gillespie is getting a world of criticism this morning for ‘retroactively retired’ and the whole Mitt team is getting lectured on extremely poor handling of the mix of offshore accounts, outsourcing, and Romney’s quantum physics approach to having been CEO and not CEO of Bain at the same time. But any campaign operative or observer will tell you that it’s very, very difficult for a campaign to be more forthcoming, agile or aware than the candidate himself.