August 9th, 2012
08:30 PM ET

Campaign attack ads getting nastier: 'Out of Bounds' or 'off target?'

CNN's Erin Burnett calls out recent negative campaign attack ads that are either 'out of bounds' or 'off target.'

As November approaches Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are upping their game when it comes to political advertisements

“The campaign has already set records for nastiness and negativity,” said Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT).

Romney recently told Bill Bennett on “Morning in America,” “I don’t know whatever happened to a campaign of hope and change. I thought he was a new kind of politician…” That charge goes both ways- neither candidate is playing nice.

Romney released another ad that begins with, “Who shares your values? President Obama used his healthcare plan to declare war on religion – forcing religious institutions to go against their faith.”

Now that ad just doesn’t add up. It is referring to the debate earlier this year on contraception and Obamacare. While the law once said most health insurance plans have to provide birth control free of charge, Obama did alter it to exclude church-affiliated universities, hospitals and charities.

Romney’s add may be “off target,” but Obama’s ad- the one that says Romney’s layoffs at Bain Capital led to a man losing his insurance and in turn his wife dying of cancer- is “out of bounds.”

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