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Obama Staffer: Romney’s ‘Unhinged’

The attacks keep coming from both sides. After Mitt Romney put Barack Obama on blast in a speech in Chilicothe, Ohio, on Tuesday—saying that the president had resorted to “diversions and distractions,” is “taking things to a new low,” and is running a campaign of “hate”—an Obama campaign staffer is firing back. “Governor Romney’s comments tonight seemed unhinged, and particularly strange coming at a time when he’s pouring tens of millions of dollars into negative ads that are demonstrably false,” campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt said in a statement. Play nice, everyone.