When asked this morning about President Obama's response to the super PAC ad that ties Mitt Romney to a victim of cancer, CBS's Norah O'Donnell had this to say:
"Look, this is a question that Obama has to answer for--which is about the tone of the campaign," O'Donnell said. "Many people believe that Obama was about 'hope' and 'change' in 2008, but it is true he ran a very negative campaign in 2008 as well."
From charisma to populism—this is the slippery slope down which Barack Obama has been sliding over the past two years. In June 2008, Obama the candidate described his nomination as “the moment when . . . our planet began to heal.” In June 2010, Obama the president promised his partisans he would find an “ass to kick.”