Not too long ago, I asked some conservative Facebook friends if they had observed on that social networking site the same thing I had observed–that when posting on matters political, our liberal friends tend to attack Mitt Romney far more often than they defend Barack Obama. Those who replied had observed the same thing.
Over the weekend, Glenn Reynolds reported a similar observation: “PRIORITIES: CBS News: DNC Homepage Shows More Romney Attack Ads Than Obama Accomplishments“, adding, “Well, it’s not like there are a lot of accomplishments to boast of.”
If you follow the link, you’ll note something else: it leads to the web-page of the local CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., not the national news network. And there’s this:
A review of the DNC’s homepage shows a majority of ads mocking Romney from “Romney’s Guide To International Diplomacy” following his comments that London might not be ready for the Olympics with the Twitter hashtag “RomneyShambles,” to attack ads highlighting “Mitt Romney’s $ecret $tash” of money in Swiss bank accounts and his tenure at Bain Capital.
Interesting that the attacks are mostly personal in nature; Democrats are not primarily attacking the presumptive Republican nominee’s policies.
The reporter for CBS DC found that “Instead of having Obama’s accomplishments readily available on the homepage, visitors need to scroll over to the ‘People’ and ‘Issue’ tabs to find his successes in office.”
Do wonder why Democrats are making it so hard to find evidence of Obama’s successes.
ADDENDUM: Commenting on the same CBS report, Ed Morrissey writes:
The DNC has none-too-subtly put Obama in the role of challenger and Romney in the role of incumbent. That’s no accident, either — the campaign made clear that they wanted to run on the “change” theme again, even though the “change” they seek is another four years of the status quo, with no discernible shift in policy.
It does seem sometimes that Obama and his team just wan to run the 2008 campaign all over again, as if Bush were still the incumbent and Obama hadn’t yet had the chance to try out his version of hope and change.