Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney charged Wednesday that President Barack Obama is running a campaign “of enmity and jealousy and anger” and called on him to lift the tone of political discourse.
In an escalation of an increasingly acrimonious campaign, Romney went on national television to say he thinks Obama is “running just to hang onto power, and I think he would do anything in his power” to remain in office.”
Interviewed on “CBS This Morning” from Columbus, Ohio, the former Massachusetts governor was asked if he was concerned people would think the presidential campaign has become “unhinged.”
“I think unhinged would have to characterize what we’ve seen from the president’s campaign,” he replied. “These personal attacks, I think, are just demeaning to the office of the White House.”
The campaign had been lurching into more heated exchanges in the wake of Romney’s selection of conservative Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate.
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