Could “liar, liar” backfire?
The Obama campaign’s feverish bid to cast Mitt Romney as “dishonest” on his tax-plan claims is running into headwinds ahead of the vital second presidential debate.
Fact-checkers have been heavily scrutinizing the Obama campaign’s logic. One economist chided the team for using his research to claim Romney’s pushing a middle-class tax hike. And Republicans claim the “liar, liar” strategy is a sign of desperation after a tough debate, with just four weeks left on the clock until Election Day.
“This business of just going out and calling a candidate for the president of the United States a liar, just saying liar, liar — that in my view … this is a new low,” Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee, told Fox News on Tuesday. “It means that they’re out of ideas.”