During a speech in Springfield, Ohio today, the president ad libbed a remark when his supporters started booing Mitt Romney: "No, no, no -- don’t boo, vote," Obama said. That's his standard response to booing at his rallies. But then he added this: "Vote! Voting is the bestrevenge."
Revenge? That's strange rhetoric from any politician, especially one who sold himself to the country as the candiate of hope and change. In fact, before Obama's remarks today, I had only ever heard one politician encourage people to vote out of revenge: failed 2009 congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava.