The war between the city’s tabloids warmed up last night when Confidential, the Daily News‘s gossip page, posted an item refuting “new stories making the rounds” that ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his political operative girlfriend got frisky in a public hot tub on their recent trip to Jamaica.
Later in the night, the Post posted today’s front-page story alleging that Mr. Spitzer sucked on the toes of a topless Lis Smith in front of children at the resort where they stayed over the weekend. Read More
TAMPA, FL — Along with all the red staters at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, there are several Obama For America staffers who are monitoring the events from an office they’re calling the “Romney Economics: Wrong for the Middle Class War Room” and one Republican National Committee staffer has repeatedly attempted to get behind enemy lines and into the Obama campaign’s convention outpost. This morning, Obama For America Director of Rapid Response Lis Smith tweeted that Tim Miller, the digitally savvy deputy communications director of the Republican National Committee had tried and failed to infiltrate the Democrats’ convention war room.
At a rally in Wisconsin last night, Mitt Romney demanded President Barack Obama take his “campaign out of the gutter.” This morning, the Obama campaign responded with a statement blaming the negative tone of the campaign on Mr. Romney’s “dishonest ads.”
On a Romney campaign press call this morning, former New Hampshire governor and White House chief of staff John Sununu said he wished President Barack Obama “would learn how to be an American.” Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith responded by releasing a statement saying Mr. Sununu’s “meltdown” was evidence Team Romney wants to “change the conversation” after the controversies over Mr. Romney’s offshore assets and his departure from Bain Capital.
“The Romney campaign has officially gone off the deep end. The question is what else they’ll pull to avoid answering serious questions about Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital and investments in foreign tax havens and offshore accounts,” Ms. Smith said. “This meltdown and over-the-top rhetoric won’t make things better- it only calls attention to how desperate they are to change the conversation.” Continue reading “Obama Campaign Spokeswoman: Team Romney ‘Has Officially Gone Off The Deep End’”→
This morning’s edition of the Boston Globecontained a report that “government documents filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control” bolstering the Obama campaign’s argument that Mr. Romney was responsible for outsourcing that occurred at Bain. The Globe article came just as the Romney campaign released a new ad describing the outsourcing claims as “dishonest.” Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith responded with a statement saying, “Romney’s False Ad Is Based On His Big Bain Lie.”
“Mitt Romney’s ad is based on the false premise that he left Bain Capital in February 1999, an assertion that today’s Boston Globe and official documents filed with the SEC and the State of Massachusetts demonstrate is just not true,” Ms. Smith said. “The fact is that Romney, despite his big Bain lie, served as president and CEO of his corporate buyout firm until three years later and is responsible for the American jobs that were shipped overseas during that period.”