The Candidates Go Negative – All of Them

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It’s getting dirty out there.

Obama has released an opposition research paper on Edwards, Clinton has released an opposition research paper on Obama, Romney has released an attack ad on Huckabee, McCain has issued a statement slamming Romney for attacking Huckabee, and a Clinton deputy campaign manager has sent out an apparently drunk email requesting dirt on Obama’s work as a South Side organizer in Chicago.

If this sort of stuff turns your stomach, go ahead and turn off your television for the next two months. From now until February 6, it’s crunch time.

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