The sheer cynicism of the Romney campaign leads Greg Sargent to ask the key question.
The Romney campaign continues to pose a test to the news media and our political system. What happens when one campaign has decided there is literally no set of boundaries that it needs to follow when it comes to the veracity of its assertions? The Romney campaign is betting that the press simply won’t be able to keep voters informed about the disputes that are central to the campaign, in the face of the sheer scope and volume of dishonesty it uncorks daily.
Now that Tom Edsall has reported as objective fact the decision of the Romney campaign to play the race card, why shouldn’t horserace reporters start their sentences with, “The Romney campaign, which has made a strategic decision to try to bury Obama under a blanket of false charges …”