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President Barack Obama took Campaign 2012 to a new level — albeit a lower one — when he referred to his challenger as “a bullsh—r” in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Obama, bragging that he does well in the six-to-12 year-old demographic told the magazine:
I do very well, by the way, in that demographic. Ages six to 12? I’m a killer. You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh—r, I can tell.”
The President’s use of an obscenity in a national publication brought an instant response from the Mitt Romney campaign.
Said Romney campaign spokesman Kevin Myatt:
President Obama is rattled and on the defensive. He’s running on empty and has nothing left but attacks and insults. It’s unfortunate he has to close the final days of the campaign this way.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer added his own spin:
What is true is that trust is very important in this election. The president is someone who says what he means and does what he says.
“Obama is not the first President to use obscenities and he won’t be the last,” a Democratic strategist told Capitol Hill Blue. “Some might say politics itself is obscene.”