editorial | romney ad
Deliberate and intentional?
Mitt Romney’s first TV ad of the 2010 race has already been heralded as a new political low: It shows President Obama apparently sounding cavalier about the economy, when in fact he was quoting an adviser to John McCain. But even more cynical than the ad itself has been the public reaction from Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s longstime spokesman. What Fehrnstrom’s extreme version of political nihilism really does is hurt the candidates he works for: men who are running on their integrity at a time of great distrust in political institutions.