The Standard-Examiner editorial which appeared May 3 lambasted as a "cheap campaign ploy," Obama's insinuation that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would not have made the decision to go after Osama bin Laden (Our view: "A cheap campaign ploy"). The editorial charged that the Obama campaign took Romney's quotes out of context. The fact is Romney was doing is usual best to paint a negative picture of Obama by distancing himself from anything that would credit Obama's accomplishments.
In terms of dishonest and negative political insinuation, Romney has proven to be a master at that practice. He has repeatedly been called out on one scurrilous charge after another and makes no excuses for his dishonesty. The editorial writer apparently sees no problem with this when coming from Romney, but thinks it is beneath the dignity of the presidency when it comes from Obama.
Jack E. Allen