Newt Gingrich might be a petulant baby and Rick Santorum may have the worldview of a five-year old, but neither of them actually uses kindergarten tactics to defeat a political opponent.
For the past few days, Mitt Romney has taken criticisms leveled against him and shot them back at Obama. Talking Points Memo calls it the "I'm rubber, you're glue" tactic. Today, Mitt continued this baffling strategy by accusing Obama of going to Harvard…
"We have a president who I think is a nice guy but he spent too much time at Harvard perhaps, or maybe not enough time in the real world."
First of all, it says a lot about Obama's likeability that his main opponent starts attacks with the words, "I think he is a nice guy." You'll never hear a Democrat starting an attack on Mitt Romney with a compliment: "I think he's a great robot, but he keeps strapping dogs to car roofs."
Second of all, Mitt Romney went to Harvard! For four years! Or 0100 years in Mitt Romney's binary code language. Pretty soon, Mitt Romney is going to start accusing Barack Obama of not being electable enough to defeat Obama.
Actually, now that I think about it, Mitt Romney accusing Barack Obama of being too much like Mitt Romney is a kind of brilliant. It's the one attack on Obama that makes liberals cringe in recognition.
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