Obama and Clinton attack on Romney on Bin Laden a master stroke? Forcing Romney, GOP, onto back foot on issue of terrorism, defense
By: Niall O'Dowd | Published Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:45 AM | Updated Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:45 AM
Barack Obama certainly has the gloves off after the new advertisement questioning Mitt Romney on whether he would have gone after Osama Bin Laden.
It is a classic judo trick to use your opponent’s perceived strength against him.
Republicans did it brilliantly when they questioned John Kerry’s war hero status back in 2004 against George Bush.
Now the Democrats are taking one of the GOP’s perceived strengths, tough on defense and terrorism, and using it against Romney.
It is based on a Romney statement in 2007 when he essentially stated it was a waste of money chasing after Bin Laden.
The fact that the Obama camp rolled out Bill Clinton to make the attack shows how important a move it is. Only Clinton or another living ex-president can make the compelling argument about how lonely it is at the top.