It looks like Democrats have found their shiny object for this week. Over at HotAir headlines, they link the New Obama ad: Why won’t Romney stand up to Trump? Pam Spaulding, my favorite leftie blogress is on top of the story.
The presumptive Republican nominee has stated the obvious that, well, he doesn’t agree with all his supporters. Now, I’ll grant that it would be better if Mitt Romney wasn’t participating in a fundraiser with the other Donald. (Sorry, friends, the Donald is always clad a in a sailor shirt and hat and no pants.)
Does the Obama campaign really believe that the American people will judge a candidate not by his own experience and platform and define him by some of his more eccentric supporters? Wonder how they would react should conservatives demand that Obama, to borrow and paraphrase an expression, differentiate himself from his more extreme supporters.
UPDATE: Looks like Mitt Romney is not going to play the Obama Democrats game. Byron York reports:
Mitt Romney’s refusal to repudiate Donald Trump sends a signal, both to Democrats and the voting public: With the nation’s future at stake in this November’s election, Romney will not accommodate calls that he disown supporters who make ill-considered, unpopular, or sometimes outrageous statements on matters not fundamental to the campaign.
Read the whole thing. Kudos, Mitt. Does seem that only Democrats ask Republicans to repudiate their supporters who make silly statements. If the Democrats started repudiating Bill Maher, they might have a point.
UP-UPDATE: Romney repudiating repudiations
UP-UP-UPDATE: Jim Geraghty wonders why it’s more “that Romney repudiate Trump than for Obama to repudiate Corzine?”
The Obama campaign kept the money Jon Corzine raised while returning his personal donation. Why is Trump a bigger controversy than that?
Corzine’s recklessness cost 3,200 people their jobs – bigger than most of the mid-90s layoffs under Bain that the Obama campaign insists upon spotlighting in its ads.
This post is related to the up-up-update.