Breaking rules: Obama, Romney try to rain on each other's parade
August 27th, 2012
07:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Breaking rules: Obama, Romney try to rain on each other's parade

(CNN) – When President Barack Obama's campaign announced plans for a full-court press while Republicans hold their convention in Tampa, Florida, this week, some veteran political watchers marked the end of an era.

After all, as much as there has ever been accepted "rules" of presidential politics, it was once a given that the opposing candidate ceded the convention week to his rival - it was the polite thing to do.

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  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Since when is this news? I would expect that this would happen all the time. Remember when McCain introduced Palin? Wasn't that done during the Democratic National Convention?

    August 27, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  2. flamethrower

    I doubt that Robme will do it either

    August 27, 2012 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Democrats held their 2004 convention in July. Weren't the Republican actively engaged in "swift boating" Kerry during that time frame? Don't political ads count, too? The author of the article either doesn't thinks so or forgot about them.

    August 27, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  4. Wake up People!

    Yeah right. Polite? The GOP has run the most impolite campaign in history, starting the day after President Obama was elected. The President has been disrespected over and over again. Then you choose a cowardly bully to run for president. This bully runs the most negative campaign in history and decimates his opponents in the primaries and at the same time spewing the most vicious hate and lies at the POTUS. Finally President Obama fights back and attacks back. What does Willard the cowardly rat do then, he cries foul. Wah, big, bad, Barack is picking on me, I demand an apology. Wah, wah. Then the tax cheat refuses to do the one thing every other candidate in recent history has done and refuses to release his taxes. What are you hiding Willard? And why is the country more interested in a lousy birth certificate and not the fact that this man hides money offshore, lies and is probably a tax cheat?

    If President Obama refused anything, the repubs would never let up on it. So I say keep fighting back President Obama!

    August 27, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. gt

    the chicago game plan....do anything to win....pathedic..no wonder americans are sick of politics....but yes....obama will bring all of us together...what a lie he told....sad....

    August 27, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |