In the world of political spin, we’ve seen some of the masters at work this election season. From Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, we’re seeing masterful uses of media to get the message out regardless of how false they might be. Two days ago, we saw an amateur make an attempt at the same and the results are humorous.
Just as the demonstrable liar Trump has painted Ted Cruz as a liar and the racially illiterate Clinton has painted Bernie Sanders as a racist, now Kasich is trying to paint Mitt Romney as having endorsed the Ohio Governor. This is strange, of course, since earlier in the day that the Kasich campaign released the video, Romney asked Utah voters to support Cruz and specifically told them NOT to waste their vote on Kasich.
Some might say that the timing was simply off, but this is a YouTube video. It’s a 15-second spot. In today’s digital world, a quick ad could have been put up to replace it if indeed there was simply inconvenient timing and a pre-existing ad buy in play, but that’s not what they’re trying to do. They’re literally lying, trying to steal Cruz’s thunder by pretending like Romney never declared that he was voting for Cruz.
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders, but it may be possible that John Kasich is either dirtier or stupider (or both) than any of the three liberals running for the Presidency.