Romney, Obama Get Ready to Rumble
It’s really, truly over.
With President Obama’s frontal assault on Mitt Romney and the Republican frontrunner’s harsh language about the incumbent and his convincing triple victory Tuesday, the general election effectively began this week.
It’s a new season, one where the president attacks his likely GOP opponent by name in TV ads and on the stump and the all-but-certain Republican nominee blithely ignores his intra-party rivals so as not to distract from his mocking rhetoric about Obama. The calendar may say April, but with Obama tweaking Romney as a stuffy rich guy for saying “marvelous” and Romney hammering Obama as a detached megalomaniac “surrounded by an adoring staff of true believers” the rhetoric has reached October-like levels.