CAMPAIGN CROUCH

Obama Campaign Defensive on Spending

From Mitt Romney’s “prairie fire of debt” to Obama’s “cowpie of distortion,” the pastoral imagery has flown thick as flies on, well, a cowpie as the two campaigns fight over who is best equipped to manage America’s checkbook. Recent polls show Americans are concerned about the amount the government is laying out, and Republicans want to capitalize on that—leading Obama to say on recent campaign stops that Romney’s plan would lead to $5 trillion in tax cuts, crippling the debt.