(CNN) – Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama, said in an interview Monday that she stood by all of the president's television ads, despite the assertion from Obama himself that some of the spots have gone "overboard."
"Absolutely, absolutely," Cutter said on CNN's "The Situation Room" when asked if she could back all of Obama's campaign ads.
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In an unaired portion of Obama's "60 Minutes" interview, the president admitted that sometimes political ads, even from his own campaign, go too far.
"Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, the mistakes that are made or the, you know, areas where there's no doubt that somebody could dispute how we are presenting things? That happens in politics," Obama said. "There is a sharp contrast there. But the stakes are high."
"The truth of the matter is most of the time we're having a vigorous debate about a vision for the country," he continued. "Is it going to be sharp sometimes? Absolutely."
Romney's campaign reacted quickly to Obama's comments, saying in a statement that the president "himself admitted his campaign has gone 'overboard' and made mistakes."
"The real test now is whether or not the president will change course and honor his long-discarded promise to change the tone in Washington," Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said in the statement.
Cutter said Monday that the Democratic effort had a stronger track record on facts than their rivals, citing a Romney adviser who recently said, "We're not going let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers."
"I do agree with the president," Cutter said. "We take fact-checking very, very seriously. We spend a lot of time making sure that the facts up on the air, we're able to back them up. And, you know, just think about the contrast with the Romney campaign. Their chief strategist Neil Newhouse said they weren't going to be beholden by fact-checkers. There's a big difference. We take fact-checking very seriously."