Arizona Senator John McCain defended Mitt Romney from the Obama re-election campaign’s recent attack suggesting the presumptive GOP nominee may have committed a felony, saying that the campaign has fallen to the lowest level he’s ever seen in presidential campaign politics.
McCain told Piers Morgan on CNN Thursday night, referring to an incident in which several Obama campaign aides jumped on a Boston Globe report that highlighted reports showing Romney may kept his title at Bain Capital after he left the firm in 1999 to run the Salt Lake City Olympics. The aides claimed the filings might justify a government investigation.
McCain added that Obama’s campaign strategy reflects “Chicago-style” politics -- meaning there a few depths to which the campaign won’t plummet. He pointed to a recent TV ad that mocked Romney for singing an off-key rendition of “America the Beautiful” as another example of the “desperate” tactics to which the Obama campaign has resorted.
“I guarantee this is going to be the roughest, toughest campaign that I have ever observed. It’s already that way,” he said. “And so one of the unfortunate aspects of this is it makes voters even more cynical and it drives both candidates unfavorable up.”