Ad War Update

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 3 2012 @ 6:05pm

NBC reports that the campaigns and outside groups are dropping $15 million this week alone. Along those lines, the Obama campaign today continued the Battle of Bain in a nine-state buy:

The campaign is also taking on and others who have contested the veracity of these "outsourcing" attacks against Romney. Alexander Burns steps back:

The whole Kessler approach to covering the campaign has its uses, but one of the limitations is that it often blurs the difference between standard-issue political rhetoric and brazen, obvious distortion of the facts. Right now, the Obama campaign is casting undisputed facts of Romney’s records (Bain assets created jobs overseas and also cut jobs in the U.S.) in a very negative light (it created foreign jobs at the cost of the U.S. economy.) Romney’s response so far has been to try and discredit the whole line of attack as false and "vicious," without really getting into the weeds of what it means to lead a major financial firm with a complex web of foreign entanglements.

Meanwhile, according to Tea Party group Let Freedom Ring, after four years of the Obama administration, Uncle Sam is on an emotional roller coaster begging in some dark alley near an Occupy encampment:

And the RNC creates a little vertigo with this web ad hitting Obama on the national debt:

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